Antique & Vintage Online Tool Auction Gallery
Antique Tool Auction Dates
- 21st/March/2021 Cancelled Due to January UK Lockdown (See News)
- Thurs 16th – Sun 19th/Sept/2021
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Membership Website Only
These memberships are designed to ensure those bidding are genuinely interested in the subject of antique and collectible tools. Various membership options are available to meet buyer’s needs.
Memberships: 12 months
Two Tool Auctions per year, Online Forum, PDF information, and tool articles. Comment on the growing tool database and share your views on what they are like to use for example.
First few Lots in September’s Auction
Note: Currently working images for on the Inventory. There will be around 300 good-quality tool lots in September’s auction that will be of interest to both tool collectors and users of fine-quality tools.
All the lots are thoroughly inspected to ensure the buyers can bid with confidence and we have taken extra measures by providing a good selection of images for each and every lot on offer.
Watch our video to get an overview of the website, some thoughts on the industry, and how we want to improve things in the future.
Many will know we run a successful online business that focuses on vintage user’s tools via our Tooltique website. Our reputation has been built on a foundation of trust, honesty, and attention to detail. This is an important factor when selling antique tools and one that we take seriously.
Beginners Guide to collecting tools
There has never been a better time than now to start a collection of antique tools. It’s a fun and very rewarding pursuit that has engrossed lots of tool collectors for many years.
Knowledge is key and the more one understands the subject the more fruitful collecting old tools become. It’s an interest that gets you out, gets you researching toolmakers and their history, and talking to others who have a common interest.
There are other factors such as learning about the processes, methods, and materials used whilst gaining a better understanding of what and who was involved. In many cases, there are connections with a family history or the skills learned from others.
We do not profess to know everything about antique tools and will happily admit there are specialists collectors in certain areas of this vast subject who we have much to learn from. Our knowledge is better than most over a broad spectrum but we are continually working on learning new things. Henry Ford once said “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young!”
“It’s good then that the subject of Antique tools seems endless!”
Old tool refurbishment
Many of the old tools sold here will have had nothing more than a quick wipe over with a cloth or dust with a brush if needed. Tools that come from collections are not altered and will be inspected thoroughly before being described. The images will be very clear for all buyers to examine the parts and will have a clear description to help with making informed decisions when buying.
Many will know this was Tony Murland’s old website, he will be missed by many of his customers, friends, and his loving family. His contribution to the Antique world will never be forgotten, God bless you, sir.
Antique tools – Trade Dealers
Dealers are the lifeblood of any industry and their passion and dedication are what help any subject to stay healthy and thrive. Many of the more experienced tool dealers will already know us or have dealt with us in the past and we look forward to meeting up with them again in the future.