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Sporting memorabilia auctions at Special Auction Services.
Antiques and collectables auctions at Special Auction Services.
We hold an annual 'Trains Galore' auction which creates international interest
Cameras and photographic equipment auctions at Special Auction Services.
Paper and ephemera at Special Auction Services.
Jewellery auctions at Special Auction Services.
Music and entertainment auctions at Special Auction Services.

Buying at auction with Special Auction Services

Our team prides itself on combining a high level of honesty, expertise and professionalism. Our friendly attitude and personal service sees buyers and sellers returning regularly time after time.

Situated on the A339 on the outskirts of Newbury, there is ample free car parking adjacent to our auction house for all clients.


A professionally colour printed catalogue is available two weeks prior to each auction, for a cost of £7.50 each or an annual subscription of £30.

A fully illustrated catalogue for each auction is also available to view on our website or via the-saleroom.com

*All descriptions , whether printed or oral are statements of opinion not fact. Intending purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the condition, age and authenticity of the lot.

Condition Reports

If you are unable to view the lots you can request a condition report by email or telephone. Our consultants will endeavour to give a true and accurate report together with additional photographs if requested.

Viewing the auction in person

Auctions may be viewed one day prior to the sale or by previous appointment.

Commission bids

Specialist Auctions Ltd trading as Special Auction Services will execute bid(s) in pounds Sterling on your behalf as cheaply as possible given the competition of any other bid(s) and/ or any reserve. Absentee bids may be left using our online commission bidding form, by email or telephone.

Commission bids may also be left via online live auction site, the-saleroom.com

Telephone Bidding

It is possible to bid on the telephone by prior arrangement with the office.

Buyer’s Premium

A buyer’s premium rate of 15% + VAT (18%) of the hammer price is bidding direct with our auction house.

Internet bidders bidding live or leaving commission bids using the-saleroom.com will be charged a buyer’s premium of 18% + VAT (21.6%)


Responsibility for a purchased lot shall pass at the fall of the hammer to the buyer, however, legal title shall not pass until The Auctioneer is in possession of cleared funds in payment for that lot.

Payment and Clearance

All lots must be paid for and cleared in full within 7 days following the conclusion of the auction except where agreed by the Auctioneer in writing please note payment by credit card will incur a 3% plus VAT charge.

No lot(s) may be removed until cleared funds are to hand except where agreed by The Auctioneer. Any lot(s) not paid for will incur storage charges calculated at the sole discretion of The Auctioneer and interest at 3% over Lloyds Bank Base Rate.

FREE AUCTION VALUATIONS every Wednesday with Thomas Plant at SAS in Greenham Business Park or to arrange an appointment with
an expert please
call 01635 580 595


"SAS have been a real help to me after I lost my husband. I could not have packed and transported all of my husband`s collection by myself. The service they provide is second to none. I would recommend them to anyone."

Mrs S.L from Hastings

“Why all the fuss about backup bids? A client bidding in the Ron McCrindell auction left back up bids on his telephone line bids, and whist on the telephone with Harry, his house was hit by lightning during a bad storm and his telephone line went down. Having been successful with one coach purchase on the phone he was desperate to get the other two lots to make the set. Later when his telephone line was reconnected he was overjoyed that the backup bids had been deployed by the porter and that he had successfully won all his lots. He stated “Fantastic service provided and he will definitely buy and sell with us again”

Mr T. from Sussex