Tony Murland used this website for many years to promote his Antique Tool Auctions which was held in a traditional way within a room and auctioneer here in the UK. Tony passed on the domain to us and we have given this much thought on how best to use it in the future. With many auctions now moving online we want to do this as professionally as possible. We have invested heavily in this website and the technology needed to hold the auctions within this website and from the comfort of your home.
It may take a little time for the number of sale lots to increase but we will do our best to get this started by doing much of the leg work needed to find suitable and interesting tools for tool collectors.
There are many reasons why we have taken the steps to invest in this website and find a solution to serve the Antique tools market for both collectors, used tool dealers and the wider public that have good antique tools for sale.
The great thing about our auctions is that they are carried out over a 5 day period with no need to leave it to the last second. This is what is known as a soft close auction so that they can come to their natural end rather than having a deadline time which often leaves buyers who were genuinely interested a chance to respond at the conclusion of the sale. There is more on this on our bidding page.
Tony’s auctions has left a big hole in the industry but had he continued there would have been changes and the internet would have played a much larger role. Given the options available it was best to bite the bullet so to speak and redevelop antiquetools.co.uk to be the most progressive system available that will grow with the time rather than something that stays in its moment.
Although this website looks similar to Tooltique it’s a completely different beast. It’s keeping things relatively simple at the user end whilst automating so many factors at the administrative level that reduces the workload managing things.
Who would have thought technology and Antique tools would work hand in hand? There is some irony in that sentence that will facilitate the expansion of enthusiasts that come to recognise the importance of tools and their progression.