International Autograph Auctions


2015-06-26 11:04:35


International Autograph Auctions is a specialist auctioneer of autographed material including signed letters, signed photographs and historical documents. The company is based in Nottingham, England, although hold their live auctions in London.

International Autograph Auctions is a member of the Professional Autograph Dealers’ Association, The Manuscript Society and the Universal Autograph Collector’s Club.

Founding and ownership

International Autograph Auctions was founded in 2005 by Richard Davie who is currently the director and auctioneer for the company.

Services and expertise

International Autograph Auctions print detailed catalogues for each of their auctions. The catalogues feature detailed descriptions of the lots up for auction as well as detailing how to bid and estimated sale prices.

The company provides a free valuation service for those wishing to sell at their auctions.

International Autograph Auctions take pride in discussing their valuations and auction estimates with their prospective clients in a way that is both informative and honest. By doing this, the company are able to ensure that they sell at least 80% of their lots, a high figure for any auction.

International Autograph Auctions holds sales in the Radisson Edwardian Hotel at Heathrow airport. However, for those who are unable to attend an auction in person, International Autograph Auctions allow people to bid by post, telephone or live on the internet.

Auction catalogues


International Autograph Auctions has a staff of 9 people.

Richard Davie is the company’s director and has been working in the autograph field since the early 1980s. Davie is also responsible for compiling catalogues and auctioneering.

Ian Sayer is a part time consultant to International Autograph Auctions and has been involved in the field of autograph collecting since 1978. He is a military historian and author and has a reputation as being one of the world’s leading experts on Second World War and Third Reich autographs.

Notable sales

The most expensive items to have been sold by International Autograph Auctioneers include a document signed by Queen Elizabeth I for £24,000 and a vellum document signed by King Henry VIII, dated 14th December 1533. The document was estimated to sell for £10,000-£15,000 but eventually sold for £20,000.

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