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History

Flints Auctions Ltd is an independent firm of auctioneers and valuers specialising in Antique Cameras, Photographs, Scientific & Medical Instruments, Optical Toys and Early Technology. With a growing international reputation for being one of the UK’s leading salerooms in this field, we are known for achieving the highest prices and offering exceptional service.

The Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine Auctions are held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading. Thus offering fantastic accessibility, especially for our international buyers. Our offices and storage are based in Aldermaston, Berkshire, which is around 15 minutes away from our venue.

Using modern marketing strategies combined with superior knowledge in all fields of our specific areas. We have realised exceptional results for all our clients and continue to do so.

All our Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine Auctions are promoted in the leading specialist magazines and publications to give them the best possible exposure. Furthermore, we have also featured several times in the national press. This runs alongside our comprehensive client database of buyers all over the globe, making sure each lot reaches the correct targeted audience and realises the highest possible price.

Live bidding is available on all auctions via www.the-saleroom.com and www.liveautioneers.com for our fine sales. Therefore, if you are unable to get to our saleroom, you can buy the items you want from the comfort of your own home. Although, nothing quite beats being with us in the auction room on the day!

Flints in Print

Flints scientific instrument department achieved a world record price for an antique microscope by an English maker. An Adams ‘Variable’ Microscope selling for £105,800.00 (inc premium) in April 2018. This microscope was featured on the front page of the antique trade gazette and as a news article on their website. The article can be read here.

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