Antiquities & Collectibles

Spears 2019

BALDWIN’S

BALDWIN’S

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd has a history that dates back to 1872, and is one of the largest and longest established numismatic dealers and auction houses in the world. Their dedicated team of world-class specialists have over 200… Read More

COINCRAFT

COINCRAFT

The name Coincraft rings globally as a traditional family store with a Dickensian vibe. Founded in 1955 by Richard Lobel, the company has been running for over half a century. Coincraft is a haven for devoted collectors and dealers where… Read More

SPINK & SON

SPINK & SON

Established in 1666, auction house and collectibles company Spink & Son is nestled in an old post office building in the heart of Bloomsbury. Chairman & CEO Olivier D Stocker says that ‘regardless of what happens in the wider world…… Read More

ROMA NUMISMATICS

ROMA NUMISMATICS

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. It runs modern coinage auctions too:… Read More

STANLEY GIBBONS

STANLEY GIBBONS

Established in 1856, Stanley Gibbons is the world’s longest established rare stamp merchant, with world class experts travelling the world to find stamps of extremely high quality, which are ‘often of extreme rarity and value’. Stanley Gibbons pride themselves on… Read More

WARWICK & WARWICK

WARWICK & WARWICK

Collectibles auctioneer Warwick & Warwick holds 24 auctions a year for stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards, cigarette cards, medals and militaria, die-cast toys and model railways. It offers free valuations and stages ‘valuation days’, which take place across the whole UK,… Read More

ANTIQUE WATCH CO UK

ANTIQUE WATCH CO UK

From its distinctive bright red, two centuries old listed premises on the Clerkenwell Road, Antique Watch Co is a family-run business that has been going successfully for over 35 years, thanks to a love of traditional horology and a belief… Read More

DAVID DUGGAN WATCHES

DAVID DUGGAN WATCHES

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

AUSTIN KAYE

AUSTIN KAYE

Family jewellers Austin Kaye appreciate, like their customers, that watches are more than just timekeeping devices; they are a link to the past with a story of their own. The firm has been selling, repairing and valuing watches from its… 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 1910 to 1970. ‘Rolex outsold everything else we had on offer, and I mean to a huge degree,’ says John Silverman,… 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 the Watch Fiend,… 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 as the trusted buyer for Asian royalty, thereafter becoming one of the best known vintage and rare watch dealers in Bombay and London. Today his clients… Read More

ALI AND HITCHAM ABOUTAAM

PHOENIX ANCIENT ART

Founded by the late S.Aboutaam in the mid 1960’s, Phoenix Ancient Art is now run by his sons Ali and Hitcham. Specialising in rare and ancient antiquities – the brothers have been surrounded by those for as long as they… Read More

MARTIN CLIST

CHARLES EDE

Opened by the late Charles Ede in 1971, the London gallery has produced more than 300 catalogues, selling to many of the world’s leading collectors and museums. Managing Director Martin Clist has worked in the art world for over three… 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 the seasoned dealer Daniel Crouch. A specialist in rare maps and atlases, voyages, globes and scientific instruments, he highlights a… Read More

LAETITIA DELALOYE

CHRISTIE’S

Laetitia Delaloye’s love for the ancient world can be traced back to a childhood spent visiting her grandparents in Egypt. The Swiss born Egyptology graduate joined Christie’s in 2007 as an intern rising to become its Head of Antiquities in… Read More

GREGORY AND JAMES DEMIRJIAN

ARIADNE GALLERIES

The sons of gallery founder and veteran antiquarian Torkom, co-presidents Gregory and James Demirjian are well-positioned to helm the New York- and Londonbased dealership. Sourcing the best in Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Byzantine antiquities, the brothers are steeped in the… Read More

NICKY DUNNE

HEYWOOD HILL

‘The last 12 months have been the busiest in our history,’ says Nicky Dunne. Heywood Hill’s Year in Books subscription service is now delighting readers in over 50 countries worldwide. It has a large number of library commissions this year,… Read More

PAUL FOSTER

PAUL FOSTER BOOKS

A good reference library, expertise and access are paramount for any rare book dealer, says Paul Foster, who has been in the business for 28 years. ‘Knowledge is what I am selling, aside from the book,’ he says. He doesn’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

DR JöRN GüNTHER

DR JöRN GüNTHER RARE BOOKS

‘If you buy the right quality, you will never lose’, says Dr Jörn Günther. A specialist in the earliest complete manuscripts from the 8th to the 16th century, Günther has 45 years in the profession: 28 spent running his own… 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… Read More

DR FLORENT HEINTZ

SOTHEBY’S

London-based Dr Heintz joined Sotheby’s antiquities department in 2001, giving him intimate knowledge of a wide selection of Egyptian, classical and Near Eastern pieces including fine sculptures and reliefs, bronzes, terracottas, textiles and jewellery. A former keeper of ancient coins… Read More

FRANCESCA HICKIN

BONHAMS

Cutting her teeth at the antiquities department at Christie’s, Hickin moved to Bonhams in 2017 to head up its antiquities department. Geographically, the range of artefacts on offer spans Egypt, the Near East and Europe and includes objects in a… Read More

SARAH HORNSBY AND JUDITH NUGéE

HORNSBY NUGéE

With over 60 years’ experience between them, Hornsby and Nugée work as independent consultants today after careers at Christie’s as director and head of antiquities respectively. Based in London, Hornsby and Nugée specialise in ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Near Eastern… Read More

DANIEL KATZ

DANIEL KATZ LTD

With 50 years of dealing old master sculptures under his belt, Daniel Katz runs his eponymous 6,000 square foot gallery in Mayfair, where he displays works spanning from antiquity right the way through to the 20th century. A passionate collector… Read More

ED MAGGS

MAGGS BROS LTD

Ed Maggs is the managing director of one of the largest and oldest antiquarian bookshops in the world – Maggs Bros Ltd was established in 1853 by Uriah Maggs, his ancestor. He is also head of its modern department, specialising… Read More

MADELEINE PERRIDGE

KALLOS GALLERY

‘One of the nicest things about the antiquities world is that most people who collect are passionate… and very committed to furthering the study of the ancient world and its artefacts,’ says Madeleine Perridge, who joined Kallos as gallery director… Read More

CHRIS SAUNDERS

SOTHERAN’S

With a history stretching back to 1761, Sotheran’s is no stranger to market fluctuation. Chris Saunders, who manages the natural history and science departments, says that the Brexit referendum has brought uncertainty to the market, but has also produced an… Read More

BEN SCOTT

BB SCOTT

‘Building your own private library brings the most wonderful sense of reward,’ says Ben Scott, an experienced book dealer based in central London who worked at two established firms in Mayfair before starting his own business in 2016. Over the… Read More

BERNARD SHAPERO

SHAPERO BOOKS

Mayfair-based Shapero Rare Books is an internationally renowned dealer in antiquarian books and works on paper. Led by Bernard Shapero – who started dealing in rare books in 1979 as a schoolboy hobby aged only 16 – the company’s experts… Read More

YACOB SHAVELYAN

YACOB’S GALLERY

Yacob Shavelyan, one of the finest dealers out there, comes from a family of antiques dealers and specialises in a range of Islamic art, including paintings and sculpture, as well as manuscripts, miniatures, ancient coins and calligraphy. He came to… Read More

RUPERT WACE

RUPERT WACE GALLERY

As Vice Chairman of the Antiquities Dealers Association in the UK and board member of the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art, few dealers come more qualified than Rupert Wace. Last year, Wace celebrated 30th anniversary of his eponymous… Read More

VINCENT ZURZOLO

METROPOLIS

‘It’s an amazing collectible on so many different levels,’ says Vincent Zurzolo, the CEO of Metropolis comics and ComicConnect.com. ‘It taps into escapism, entertainment, great storytelling, folklore – it’s an incredible art form.’ Zurzolo himself owns over 150,000 comic books,… Read More