Aston’s Auctioneers & Valuers (Toy Dealers)
Aston’s Auctioneers & Valuers are an auction house in the West Midlands specializing in collectable toys from antiques to modern limited editions.
Their regular auctions cover all kinds of toys, including:
- Toy cars from manufacturers such as Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox
- Model trains and railways from Hornby, Lionel and Trix Twin
- Teddy bears
- Toy soldiers
- Action figures
- Star Wars figures
Auctions are conducted on a monthly basis, and the company offers both absentee bids via email and live real-time online bidding.
Expertise and services
The Aston’s team consists of the following members:
- Phil Aston - Director, Auctioneer & Valuer
- Chris Aston - Director, Auctioneer & Valuer
- Nell Hilditch - Auctioneer & Cataloguer
- Marie Doherty - Office Manager & Accounts
The largest section of Aston’s sales are comprised of die-cast model cars and commercial vehicles from a wide range of manufacturers. The most popular and common are Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox, but toys from a number of small companies Tri-Ang, Spot-On, Budgie, Tekno, Chad Valley, Crescent, Benbros and Britains also appear from time to time.
The company also has knowledge and experience with model railways of every gauge, from companies such as Bassett-Lowke, Bing, Marklin, Lima, Heljan, Trix, Wrenn, Dapol, Graham Farish, Peco, Fleischmann, Jouef, Mainline, Airfix GMR and Rivarossi.
Aston’s provide a free toy valuation service at their offices from Monday – Wednesday (10am – 4pm), and offer home visits around the U.K for larger collections.