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Fine Collectables

Flints auctions also include other collectable antiques

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Flints Fine Collectables department holds auctions twice a year in addition to our Photographica and Scientific and Medical Antique auctions. Photographs and Optical Toys form a vital part of these sales, but we also feature other collecting areas. The 21st June 2019 sale features important Victorian and 20th-century photographs, optical toys including stereo viewers, and exceptional collections of opera glasses, corkscrews and early maps. Flints retain several consultants who catalogue specialist collecting areas.

These sales are very well publicised, with advertisements in relevant publications, in social media and at antique fairs. The catalogues produced for our fine sales are in full colour and are fully illustrated. They are sent to collectors, institutes and museums across the world.

We welcome enquiries from both sellers with individual items or collections in the following areas:

  • Photographs (please see our Photograph Department page)
  • Optical Toys (please see our Optical Toys Department page)
  • Fine Opera Glasses and other Objets de Virtu
  • Clocks and Watches
  • Corkscrews
  • Car Mascots
  • Fountain Pens
  • Maps
  • Mechanical Music including musical boxes and gramophones

We are happy to discuss the service we can offer regarding other collections.

Key Contact

Keith Petts

Specialist – Scientific & Medical Instruments and Early Photography

Keith Petts has been in the antique business since 1992, specialising in scientific and medical instruments and early photography. His focus is on the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, especially sundials, drawing and calculating instruments from that period.

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