Doll, Dolls' House, Teddy Bear and Toy Auctions
For many years Daniel Agnew has been advising on and holding bear and toy auctions. Daniel's last auction with Christie's was in 2007. Following on from the success of the three auctions held under the banner of The London Toy Auction (2009-2012), his next step has been to firmly establish similar teddy bear and toy auctions. As the auctions have grown it became more important to make sure that everyone involved received a great service.
In 2013 Daniel joined the well-established toy auction house, Special Auction Services, where his ex-Christie's colleague Hugo Marsh had been running highly successful toy auctions for many years. This seemed a natural step forward.
We now hold two specialised doll, teddy bear and traditional toy auctions a year at the Special Auction Services saleroom, 81 Greenham Business Park, Newbury, RG19 6HW. To find out more please visit their website or request a catalogue call 01635 580595
Follow all the auction news by Friending Daniel on his Facebook page
The Whopper Three-day November Sale
Teddy Bears, Traditional Toys, Dolls and Dolls' House - truly a whopper of an auction!!
Monday 22nd, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd November 2021
Day 1: Monday 22nd November 2021
The Steiff Collection of Margaret and Gerry Grey of Margaret & Gerry Grey's Teddy Bear Shop (Est.1984)
The largest and most comprehensive limited edition collection I have ever handled, currently a work in progress, but probably around 500 lots. All four bears shown here are pre-production sample bears with blank reverse of white flag tag.
Traditional Toys will be either day 2 or 3 depending on how big each section turns out to be.
Open for entries during September, but probably single to a few items or small collection only.
Contributing Items for Sale
If you wish to discuss consigning items for a future sale please contact Daniel on:
Face-to-face: Daniel is generally based at the Newbury office every Wednesday, but please call to confirm and book an appointment on 01635 580595
Tel: + 44 (0) 751 500 4635 Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm (GMT)
By post: Daniel Agnew, c/o Special Auction Services, 81 Greenham Business Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HW
Closing date for entries: is generally eight weeks before the auction
Teddy Bears, Dolls, Dolls' Houses and Traditional Toys Auction
Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 10am
Sue Pearson's personal collection of antique teddy bears.
A rare Steiff black mohair teddy bear 1908-1910 - £3000-£5000
A rare Steiff hot-water bottle teddy bear, circa 1907 - £6000-£8000
Grandma's Teddy Bear Museum Auction
Wednesday 9th September 2020
Dolls, Dolls' Houses, Teddy Bears and Traditional Toys
24th November 2020
Two rare intaglio eyed Armand Marseille
The childhood toys of Anne Messel, mother of Anthony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, the husband of Princess Margaret
The Joan Dunk Collection
9th & 10th June 2020
THIS IS AN AMAZING COLLECTION TO BE SOLD OVER TWO DAYS!
JOAN DUNK 1930-2019
The passing of Joan Dunk represents the passing of an era in the antique trade. A stalwart of Portobello Road, for decades she had an outside pitch strategically positioned on the corner of Westbourne Grove, only moving indoors in comparatively recent years. It is fitting that on the fatal Saturday she had just packed up and returned home with her friend Matthew, many of whose miniature ceramics are included in this sale before she died in mid flow of ordering fish and chips.
Summer Teddy Bear Auction
Thurday 30th July 2020
Highlights of June 2018 Auction
Dolls, Dolls' Houses, Traditional Toys and Teddy Bears - 19th June 2018
The Byne Ladies
The Byne ladies and their related items sold for a total of £63,500 + buyers premium
Wanted for Sale
Teddy Bears and soft toys by Steiff, Farnell, Bing, Schuco, Merrythought, Deans, Chiltern and others; Dolls including Jumeau, Bru, Kämmer & Reinhardt, Simon & Halbig, Käthe Kruse, Kestner, Heubach, early woods and waxes, excellent condition vinyl fashion dolls; all manner of dolls’ houses and dolls’ house furniture, automata, rocking horse, wood, paper and composition toys and games, juvenilia and much more.