Mullock’s (Auctioneers and Valuers)



2015-06-26 10:41:22

Mullock’s is an auction house based in Shropshire, specialising in sports memorabilia, vintage fishing tackle and historical documents.

Described as “Europe's number one sporting auction house”, the company conducts over ten auctions a year and is a market leader in the internet auction sector attracting top collectors and dealers from across the globe. They have screened auctions live on Sky and TV channels worldwide, and offer real-time internet bidding on all sales.

Their sales cover memorabilia from all areas of sport including football, rugby, cricket, boxing, tennis and motor sports. In addition the company also offers sales of related historical documents and ephemera, militaria and toys.


Valuation services

Mullock’s provide a full appraisal service for the purposes of sale, insurance valuations from single items to full house and business contents, and in cases of probate and asset division.

They have provided these services for a number of museums, professional associations and sporting clubs around the world, and can provide consultations at their offices and during home visits.


The team of experts at Mullock’s includes:

  • John Mullock, the company founder who followed in his father's footsteps by starting his professional life over 30-years ago as an agricultural valuer and auctioneer. After training in London and gaining experience with a number of highly respected agricultural firms, John held the position of Partner in one of the leading independent general practices in his home region of Shropshire and the Border Counties. A keen amateur sportsman, over a decade ago John combined this passion with his skill as an auctioneer and launched Mullock's to serve a niche selection of specialist sectors including fishing tackle and historical documents.

  • John Stephenson, an expert in fishing tackle with over 25 years experience and the author of three best selling books about the specialist art of tackle collecting.

  • Richard Westwood-Brookes, an expert in the field of historical documents from early Medieval material right up to the present day.

Notable sales

Historical memorabilia

  • A 3” scrap of wallpaper from the bedroom used by Napoleon during his imprisonment on St Helena by the British was sold for £1,250 by Mullock’s auctioneers in October 2003. It is one of the few surviving fragments of wallpaper from the room.
  • A collection of 13 early paintings by Adolf Hitler sold in April 2009 for £95,589.
  • An airline ticket from Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s visit to Adolf Hitler in 1938 sold for £9,300 in February 2011.

Sports memorabilia

  • A virtually complete collection of Manchester Utd programmes from 1947 - 1964 sold for £16,665 in September 2010.
  • A 1962 World Cup Winners football medal awarded to Brazilian player Amarildo, sold for £8,000 in April 2010.
  • One of Bobby Moore’s 1966 World Cup final shirts sold in 1999 for £44,000.
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