Single Onwer Collections

At Reeman Dansie we have significant experience of handling single owner collections. We utilise that experience to tailor our approach to each individual collection, to maximise exposure and bidder engagement and to provide a lasting record of the collector and collection. This process will often involve strategic targeted marketing to relevant collectors through advertising and online portals, timed and graduated press releases and utilisation of our extensive data base of collectors and buyers. We have sold single owner collections as stand alone sales and as subsections within existing sales, dependent upon what is deemed to be the most effective strategy for our clients. In recent years, notable Reeman Dansie single owner collections have include the Stanley Studios sale, a 600 lot single owner sale from the estate of artist and antique dealer Peter Collins which totalled over £250,000. The Christopher Beresford-Jones collection of antique maps was so extensive that the collection was divided between two sales in 2019, included as subsections within our existing Fine Art sales that year, the collection totalled over £600,000 and included the exceptional 1734 Murillo Verarde map of the Philippines which achieved £260,000. More modest private collections also receive due attention and in 2021 we sold the contents of a music shop in a single stand alone timed sale which totalled around £50,000, The David Thomas Turner estate collection of fossils has featured in two sales in 2024, totalling in excess of £25,000 after extensive targeted promotion to online collectors’ forums and fossil groups. If you have a private collection or you are handling a deceased estate collection, contact us for details of how we might present the collection to maximise potential value and create a lasting legacy. Our collections are usually promoted with extensive biographical details and photographs detailing how the collection was formed, however we will always uphold anonymity where it is preferred. 


News & Articles


Action Stations Barry Butcher’s Toy Collection Part 2 Has Landed Online

This sale has a vast range of 1970’s - 1980’s action figures & accessories including Action Man, Tommy Gunn, Big Jim & GI Joe as well as figures that are out of this world from Star Wars and Star Trek.


Model Toys from the Late Barry Butcher Collection

The Specialist Timed Auction of Barry Butchers Toy Collection will take place between place between 13th – 29th October.


The Artist’s Estate

Introducing David Hill (1914-1977). An American artist of Dutch parentage, he grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.