Our Story

British Toy Auctions began as an idea in the mind of our Director, Michael Bain. After noticing the high level of interest in toys and collectables amongst the bidders at The Auction House, Michael realised that his clients would benefit more from specialist toy auctions. Five years later, British Toy Auctions is one of the biggest toy auction houses across the country with a global reach and near unmatched specialism in the UK.

What Sets Us Apart?

Genuine Passion

We have built a strong reputation based on our genuine love for toys and collectables. Our team are not just valuers; they are lifelong collectors in their own right. This is how we are able to determine the right classification and right price for auction, ensuring all our clients receive the best service.

Free Collection

There are very few toy auction houses in Britain that offer a free collection service. If you would like to place your items in one of our upcoming auctions, we will come to collect them, giving you peace of mind that they will arrive safely without you having to make the trip yourself or paying for a courier service.

No Time Wasted

We believe that if you pay for something, it should be with you as soon as possible. If payment is received within 24 hours of the auction, your items will be securely packed and shipped out immediately. Our auctions take place on Mondays with a view of you receiving your new toy or collectable by Thursday.

Meet Our Team

Vender Fees only 15%

If you are looking to sell, British Toy Auctions can proudly offer you a low rate of only 15%. There is a small lot charge of £3 for each lot sold, plus VAT in addition. Vendors also benefit from our free collection service that covers the entirety of the UK mainland. You will receive a fully itemised statement roughly three weeks after the sale, so you have all the details on hand.

Selling at Auction

Areas of Expertise

Our team has one of the most diverse and expert knowledge pools when it comes to vintage toys and collectables. It is how we are able to deliver a service that is hard to match. Be confident when you buy or sell treasured toys through us, as we have an in-depth knowledge of the following markets:

  • Vintage toys
  • Diecast models
  • Model railways
  • Constructional toys
  • Action figures
  • Dolls
  • Teddy bears
  • Railwayana
  • Automobilia
  • Retro gaming

The British Toy Auctions team is made up of lifelong collectors with lifelong knowledge. We can provide you with the most accurate valuations based on decades of genuine interest. To learn more about each individual team member and their specific area of expertise, click below.

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Brilliant auction with great toys. British Toy Auctions and the auction centre at Runcorn are the best!!!

Peter Sellers

This has just got to be the best auction house for toys in the UK! Super service and rapid delivery.

James Cookun

Excellent service! 5*
Would highly recommend.

Lucy Bretherington

Great service again today and really pleased with the lots I won.

Ian Parr

Used this auction house for the first time. Very good service and quick replies.

Alan Rawlinson