Aston's

Aston’s are an auction firm in Dudley, West Midlands owned and run by father-and-son team Phil and Chris Aston. In 2004, they established a dedicated auction room in Dudley town centre.

They specialise in vintage toys, coins, stamps, watches, music memorabilia and other collectables. They also sell recovered and unclaimed property on behalf of West Midlands Police.


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James Bond memorabilia auctions include shocking letter from the saintly Roger Moore

11 January 2019

Suave and sophisticated are the terms that come to mind when referring to the late, great and saintly James Bond actor Roger Moore. A raised eyebrow perhaps. But certainly not the word ‘bollocks’.

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‘Only Fools and Horses’ fans dressed as Batman and Robin win Midlands auction to buy prop from TV series

21 September 2018

A prop that featured in the BBC comedy ‘Only Fools and Horses’ has sold for a hammer price of £28,000 (plus 24% buyer's premium including VAT) at Dudley auction house Aston's. The winning bidders arrived at the saleroom suitably attired – in a Batman and Robin costume.

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Soviet spy camera disguised as fag packet sells for £29,000 house record at Dudley auction

12 July 2018

The cost of smoking is going crazy – someone has just paid £29,000 for a packet of cigarettes in the West Midlands.

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Soviet hidden spy cameras set to click at West Midlands auction

26 June 2018

Ah, nostalgia. Hear the words ‘Russian’ and ‘spying’ these days and ‘Novichok’ and ‘Polonium’ will come to mind. Try looking back instead to the 1970s-80s with the help of a large collection of Soviet cameras coming up at auction.

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Hammer prices and the silver screen

03 May 2018

Gothic literature is perhaps most alive in the public imagination today through cinema, with horror films inspired by the classic Gothic stories going back to the earliest days of the medium.

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First Doctor Who script up at auction

05 March 2018

The script for the very first Doctor Who episode owned by the first actor to play the role is coming up at auction in the West Midlands.

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Rolex made famous by Steve McQueen makes house record hammer price at Dudley saleroom Aston's

01 March 2018

A Rolex of the model made famous after being worn by King of Cool Steve McQueen has set a house record at West Midlands saleroom Aston’s Auctioneers.

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Doctor Who script for very first episode owned by William Hartnell comes up at auction

27 February 2018

The original Doctor Who script for the first-ever Doctor Who episode is something always likely to attract high demand at auction. Chuck in the fact that it was used and owned by the very first Doctor Who actor, William Hartnell, and it just gets better and better.

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Create your own home cinema with film posters and seats on sale at auction

04 January 2018

Televisions are so large these days that watching films in your own house has its own big screen quality. You could enhance the home cinema experience thanks to lots coming up at a Gloucestershire saleroom.

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WATCH: Auctioneer Chris Aston on amazing film memorabilia treasure trove

20 July 2017

It’s all about Facebook. Oh no, hang on, it’s Instagram. But what about Tweeting? Where does YouTube fit into all this? We ask West Midlands auctioneer Chris Aston about his video tips.

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James Bond 'Dr No' film posters produce auction double 0 heaven

15 March 2017

Latest auction results in the film poster market show that for the right designs with a licence to thrill the buyers will follow.

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Lego HO scale plastic cars roar into Astons West Midlands auction

06 December 2016

Star Wars, Action Man and plastic soldiers are just three of the toy collectable fields growing in demand as buyers get all nostalgic about their childhoods. Another biggie in this market is Lego.

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War of the Worlds film poster from 1953 on offer at Dudley auction

25 November 2016

The War of the Worlds 1953 British quad film poster is regarded as a scarce must-have in that collecting market.

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Toy collection slides in to West Midlands saleroom

09 September 2013

More than 2000 objects from a Dorset toy museum will come under the hammer in November.

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Hotwheels stand on the podium for Pippa

01 January 2011

A recent sale conducted by Astons of Dudley included a collection of merchandise belonging to a former Palitoy UK sales representative.

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Toy auctioneers turn their attentions to listed home

22 March 2010

THE home of West Midlands toy specialists Astons is the grade II listed Baylies's Charity School, on Tower Street, Dudley.

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