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A two page Advertorial article about iAuctionShop, (Rebecca and Simon's Collectables' operating company), featured in the July issue of Antiques and Collectables magazine. Please click the thumbnails to read each page, or see below for the text of the article only. To receive a print copy of this advertorial, please contact us. A limited number of magazines are available at £4 including postage within the UK. To purchase one, please call us on 01270 767158 or email us.

    

July 2006

 

THE ONE-STOP AUCTION SHOP

WHAT STARTED OUT AS A PART-TIME HOBBY FOR REBECCA AND SIMON RUSSELL IS NOW A SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

From rag dolls to robots, paperweights to porcelain, iAuctionShop offers replacement tableware, antiques, traditional clockwork and tin plate toys, glassware, paintings, pictures, postcards, ephemera, books and much more. The website has a stock of about a quarter of a million replacement tableware items, with new items arriving daily from the many auctions iAuctionShop staff visit each month.

Rebecca and Simon Russell formed iAuctionShop Ltd after their part-time hobby –R & S Collectables began to occupy all of their spare time. Simon left his job as a director at a computer manufacturer towards the end of last year to jointly head up the team that includes Rebecca, Janet Milner, Chloe Nuttall and Chairman Stuart Russell. Having begun operations from a converted garage at Rebecca and Simon’s home, iAuctionShop now operates out of a 200 year old mill in the historic Saxon market town of Sandbach, in rural Cheshire – close to the Staffordshire Potteries, whose auction houses provide much of iAuctionShop’s stock.

PERFECT PLATES

As well as offering a wide range of antique and collectable dolls and teddies from its own stock, iAuctionShop has a commercial client whose items also appear on the site. iAuctionShop has a number of clients for whom it sells, and many have become personal friends. The company is interested to hear from businesses or collectors with excess stock of high value items who might wish to use this selling service. Please note, however, that iAuctionShop rarely buys from individuals and is unable to offer free valuations or other advice. The company has a stock of several hundred collector plates and more than 200 figurines. If you are hunting for a plate or figure to complete your collection log onto www.iauctionshop.co.uk or send an email to collectorplates@iauctionshop.co.uk.

Since iAuctionShop visits auctions regularly, it will only be a matter of time before your plate is located. You might even spot Rebecca on Flog it! or Bargain Hunt as she is bidding on it.

iAuctionShop is fortunate to have retained the services of Pete Hancock, an ex Royal Doulton artist and model maker whose restoration work is of the highest quality. We will happily quote for the repair of a cherished item. For an estimate, please send good quality photographs to repair@iauctionshop.co.uk.

MATCHBOX MODELS

iAuctionShop has a large collection of more than one hundred 1970s and 1980s Matchbox Models of Yesteryear. The models are in mint conditions, are boxed and come with a certificate where appropriate. Another growth area for iAuctionShop is its line of traditional wooden and tin plate clockwork and battery-operated Schylling and other toys. Many are limited editions with certificates and the range includes tilting and rotating horse and motorcar racing games, cow sounders and various robots including an unusual French Maid and even one that breathes smoke! For details email: enquiry@iauctionshop.co.uk, tel: 01270 767158 or log onto www.iauctionshop.co.uk. You can also look at www.rscollect.co.uk which provides useful links to the ebay shop which contains 50 per cent of the stock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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