Doll, Dolls' House, Teddy Bear and Toy Auctions

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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

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2020 Auctions

Gandmas teddy bear museum auction

Grandma's Teddy Bear Museum Auction

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Dolls, Dolls' Houses, Teddy Bears and Traditional Toys

24th November 2020

Dolls, Dolls' Houses, Teddy Bears and Traditional Toys Auction 24 november 2020 by Daniel Agnew

 

Featured Lot

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

Estimate:  £6,000-£8,000

Previous Auctions

The Joan Dunk Collection

9th & 10th June 2020

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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

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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

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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

E-mail: daniel@danielagnew.com

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

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.