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BALDWIN’S

BALDWIN'S

Dating back to 1872, family-run numismatics dealers and auction house Baldwin’s cover all areas of numismatics from British, ancient and foreign coins, to military and commemorative medals, tokens, numismatic literature and banknotes. Alongside their store and website, they host fourteen… Read More

WARWICK & WARWICK

WARWICK & WARWICK

Collectibles auctioneer Warwick & Warwick hold 24 auctions a year for stamps, coins, and banknotes, postcards, cigarette cards, medals and militaria, die cast toys and model railways. They offer free valuations and stage ‘valuation days’, which take place across the… Read More

SPINK & SON

SPINK & SON

Established in 1666, auction house and collectables’ company Spink & Son is nestled away in an old post office building in the heart of Bloomsbury. They celebrated an impressive 350 years in business this year, which they marked by issuing… Read More

WATCHES AND JEWELLERY OF BOND STREET LTD

WATCHES AND JEWELLERY OF BOND STREET LTD

Founder Raj Jain opened his shop in Mayfair in 1990 after establishing a reputation for himself as the trusted buyer for Asian royalty, thereafter becoming one of the best known vintage and rare watch dealers in Bombay and London. Today… Read More

DANIEL CROUCH

DANIEL CROUCH RARE BOOKS

‘The story behind a work of art is in many respects as important as the work of art itself’ says dealer Crouch who specialises in rare maps and atlases, globes and scientific instruments. His favourite is a 1604 Luis Teixeira… Read More

DAVID DUGGAN

DAVID DUGGAN

David Duggan developed his passion for wristwatches while working for his brother John dealing in rare coins and pocket watches. In 1983, he set up by himself and now leads a team of experts with more than 150 years’ combined… Read More

NICKY DUNNE

HEYWOOD HILL

The Queen’s bookseller aims to give clients their due premium when it comes to selling hard won collections ‘you go to an auction house with a collection of books that has probably taken more than 30 years to collect, it… Read More

PAUL FOSTER BOOKS

PAUL FOSTER BOOKS

Alongside the books themselves, a good reference library, expertise and access are paramount for any rare book dealer, says Paul Foster, who has been in the business for 26 years. ‘Knowledge is what I am selling, aside from the book,’… Read More

STANLEY GIBBONS INVESTMENTS

STANLEY GIBBONS INVESTMENTS

Established in 1856, Stanley Gibbons is known primarily as the world’s longest established rare stamp merchant. They have since moved into premium collectibles, including rare coins and rare books, becoming a veritable giant in the collectables’ world: ‘What we don’t… Read More

DAVID GOLDTHORPE

SOTHEBY’S

Head of Sotheby’s rare books and manuscripts department, where he has been since 1996, Dr Goldthorpe is a stalwart of the auction world and a true academic to boot. A specialist in natural history and travel books, maps and atlases,… Read More

WATCH GURU

WATCH GURU

Watch Guru Tom Bolt’s company is split up into three different sections. First, there’s the Bargain Basement where ‘tight arses’ will find watches with 75 per cent or more off their retail price. The second section is called the Watch… Read More

POM HARRINGTON

PETER HARRINGTON RARE BOOKS

Even after half a century of experience in the rare books trade (Pom Harrington is a second generation owner of the Peter Harrington Mayfair bookshop), a dealer learns new things every day. This can be the most difficult aspect of… Read More

DR. JÖRN GÜNTHER

DR JÖRN GÜNTHER RARE BOOKS

A specialist in the earliest complete manuscripts from the 8th to the 16th century, Günther has 45 years in the profession, Twenty-six of these were running his own business, sourcing pieces for the biggest art institutions in the world. Now… Read More

AUSTIN KAYE

AUSTIN KAYE

Family jewellers Austin Kaye have been selling, repairing and valuing watches from their shop on the Strand since 1946. They deal in new and pre-owned watches from major brands including Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, IWC and Tag Heuer, all of… Read More

ED MAGGS

MAGGS BROS LTD

The newly-appointed managing director of one of the largest and oldest antiquarian bookshops in the world (Maggs Bros Ltd was established in 1853 by Uriah Maggs, Edward Maggs’ ancestor) is also head of its modern department, specialising in English literature… Read More

ROSS NORMAN

SHARPS PIXLEY

  Gold is back according to Sharps Pixley’s straight-talking CEO Ross Norman. He re-founded the distinguished precious metals seller, which dates back to 1778 when it was formed through a merger of two bullion businesses, in early 2016. It is… Read More

ROMA NUMISMATICS LTD

ROMA NUMISMATICS LTD

One of Britain’s top auction houses for rare and high-quality ancient coins, Roma Numismatics holds at least two public auctions per year at the historic Cavendish hotel, in addition to ten annual electronic auctions. They run modern coinage auctions too,… Read More

JULIAN ROTA

BERTRAM ROTA

Bertram Rota, now run by Julian Rota, is a family operation built on expertise which stretches back multiple generations. Founder Bertram Rota, who started selling books on the Charing Cross road in 1923 just before his twentieth birthday, learnt the… Read More

BEN SCOTT

BB SCOTT

Although books are a high-end investment for some, ‘giving people a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction is a primary objective when building a library’, maintains Scott, who has a collection of his own and a particular interest in the fin… Read More

BERNARD SHAPERO

SHAPERO BOOKS

Mayfair-based Shapero books, which just sold a first edition Harry Potter for £40,000, has come a long way from the small market stall it began as in 1979, when a 16-year-old Shapero started selling ‘modest rare books’ as part of… Read More

JAMES SPRAGUE

SOTHERAN’S

Booksellers of exceptional reputation and longevity, Sotheran’s, who date back to 1761, have had an eventful 250 years in the market. From acquiring the complete stock and copyright of the ornithologist and publisher John Gould and Charles Dickens’ library, to… Read More

THE VINTAGE WATCH COMPANY

THE VINTAGE WATCH COMPANY

Father-son duo John and David Silverman established the Vintage Watch Company in 1995 to showcase Vintage Rolex wristwatches from c1910 to c1970. They now claim to have a collection of over 1,000 pieces as well as ‘an unrivalled collection’ of… Read More

ANTIQUE WATCH CO UK

From their two-century-old listed premises on the Clerkenwell Road, Antique Watch Co UK is a family-run business that has been going successfully for over 35 years, thanks to an enduring love of traditional horology and a belief in the watch’s… Read More

VINTAGE WATCH STORE LTD

Based in Hampstead, Judith and Simon Drachman have been working with high quality vintage and antique pocket and wristwatches for the last twelve years, having previously specialised in antiquarian English 17th- and 18th-century clocks. Their antique pocket-watches date from the… Read More

VINCENT ZURZOLO

METROPOLIS

‘It is an amazing collectible on so many different levels’ says Zurzolo, CEO of Metropolis comics and CommicConnect.com. ‘It taps into escapism, entertainment, great storytelling, folklore, incredible art, like a modern-day myth for people’. Comic characters are now world icons,… Read More