Lot 2: William Tillyer, British b.1938- Untitled, 1980

Special Auction Services of Newbury, Berkshire are pleased to announce that they are expanding their business. Following on from their successful move and growth to a brand new purpose built premises in Newbury, a second auction room in the Midlands is their latest venture. The Grade II listed building currently known as Astons in Dudley is set to become the SAS Midlands auction premises.

Special Auction Services started auction life some fifteen years ago holding six auctions selling around 4,000 lots in their first year, fast forward to today where they hold at least fifty auctions annually and sell over 40,000 lots and will continue to grow especially with the acquisition of a second premises.

Director Thomas Forrester has enthused that ‘it is a great building steeped in history and the name and reputation Astons have made for themselves is a mantel we are keen to carry’. The juxtaposition against the new purpose built premises in Newbury means the two couldn’t be further apart in appearance and although both being specialist toy auction houses there has always been a very positive relationship between the two.

Director Neil Shuttleworth explains ‘although perhaps a bit sooner than we would have envisaged growing our business further Astons was too good an opportunity to miss’. The auction calendar and format will remain largely the same with SAS keen to keep Phil Aston on as a consultant for as long as his retirement enjoyment permits!

Special Auction Services are thrilled to announce their inaugural auction in the Midlands is set up and ready to be sold 28th January 2021 albeit behind closed doors.

In line with government legislation, the auction will be online only. You can request further details and additional images via email [email protected].

You can register to bid via their website www.specialauctionservices.com. If you are a successful bidder you will be emailed and invoice. Upon receipt of payment via bank transfer, your items can be made ready for collection by appointment only. This also applies for courier collection. We are unable to offer in house postage yet in Dudley but recommend That’s Your Lot based locally in Wombourne on 01902 475212 or [email protected].

Special Auction Services are currently taking enquiries for valuations by appointment and to consign goods for auction [email protected].


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