• 1-3 Ravon Court
  • Drummond Road
  • Stafford
  • Staffordshire
  • ST16 3HJ
  • Tel: 07789 628030
  • Tel: 01785 214100

Next Auction 26th July 2018

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Japanese Swords Consigned

Part of a British Army Cavalry Collection

24th May.
The Collectors Sale

Great Success
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26th July SALE
Guaranteed Genuine Militaria

Following an increasing request from vendors to help out with subsidiary collections to their main interest of Military Antiques & Militaria, we are pleased to announce the introduction of a second annual Collectors sale to our calendar. This extra sale will take place on the 24th May and will contain a very fine collection of Antique Card Cases, including a number by the renowned Victorian silversmith Nathaniel Mills. Also included is a selection of Railway collectables including Station signs, badges, etc. Toys and models will bring back memories of the early 1990’s with a pub table  electronic “Space Invaders Games”. The sale sections include Stamps & Coins, Curiosities with two superb late 19th Century Automata Music Boxes, Transport collectibles and a selection of militaria. With a number of specialist consultants on call we are pleased to extend this service and take away the headache of disposing of subsidiary collections. Our next collectors sale will run along side our popular Aviation Collectors sale on the 13th September.

The next Marlow’s Arms and Armour sale will be held on Thursday 26th July 2018. 

All sales will be held at Ravon Court, Stafford with our new starting time of 10 a.m. and viewing commencing at 8 a.m.  

Live internet bidding is available at all our auctions.  



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About Marlow's

Marlows is the sister company of Bosleys Military Auctioneers of Marlow and was founded by the Partners Sally & Steven Bosley in 2005. Working in close harmony with Bosleys, to sell only original guaranteed military collectables It was established in Staffordshire, so as to serve central and Northern Britain and remains the only Saleroom dedicated to the sale of Military Antiques in the area. Saleroom Manager Kevin King, who joined and helped establish Marlows, brought with him over 40 years of an in-depth knowledge of Arms, Armour, antique and deactivated firearms, Aeronautica, as well as Militaria. His long involvement in the every changing Military Collecting Market, ensures he is up to date with the latest prices and trends within this, one of the most buoyant areas of the Antiques world. Kevin’s knowledge was severely put to the test when he was asked to value the Firearms of the Sandhurst Collection, for Royal Military College Sandhurst. The home for the training Officers of the British Army. Given unrestricted access to the armoury which houses some of the rarest weapons issued to the British Army since the reign of Queen Victoria (most remain life firing used by the Officer Cadets) to the magnificent field guns captured at the Battle of Waterloo and battlefields of the Crimea.

Marlows holds four quarterly sales of Military Collectables a year, with the addition of an annual Aviation themed collectors sale in September. Marlows marked their tenth anniversary by moving to its current home Ravon Court in 2015 and was fortunate to have an input into the conversion of the building to make it suitable for it’s use as a salesroom with level loading, easy public car parking and large viewing and selling areas. Marlows have travelled to Southern Ireland, continental Europe and all parts of the UK to collect items and have been privileged to discover and handle some remarkable military collectables, such as the American Revolutionary period 1776 Dated “Kentucky” Plains Rifle, this iconic rifle sold for a hammer price of £29,000. An 18/19th Century Tonga Polynesia War Club, which had been standing in a hallway for many years, sold to the delight of the owners after a fierce and exciting  saleroom battle for £16,000. The discovery of a Mid 18th Century Andrea Farara Scottish Basket Hilt Sword, which could have quite easily seen the Battlefield of Culloden sold for £5,800. It is  Marlows ability to examine every consignment, be it a humble cap badge or large extensive collection, correctly identify, authenticate and provide the client database of eager international buyers, that has given Marlows an international reputation, within the military collecting world. If you think we can be of help, we are only a telephone or email away.


Our work with Help For Heroes

Marlows along with Bosleys are privileged to act as the military advisers and auctioneers for Help for Heroes and have so far raised over £14,000.
Should you have something suitable to donate to this fantastic charity, please contact: Vicki Brand, Help for Heroes 01725 514105 or the saleroom direct to discuss your donation. Marlows, in line with Bosleys, are pleased to donate the entire vendors commission on any such lots to Help for Heroes.

Marlow's Latest News

Marlows collectors sale of the 24th May proved a great success with music to the ears of the vendor of two magnificent late Victorian music boxes, not only from the tunes played, but at the sound of the hammer falling, the first example a Mandarin automata striker example £3,000 and the second a Bird & Drum example sold for £2,600. The sale contained a selection of Southern Railway Station platform signs, the most popular was a sign for “Ramsgate”, which sold for £550. A similar example for Hollywood in Surrey sold for £300 and somebody was forced to spend more than a penny for a “Ladies Room” sign at £160. Victorian silver embossed card cases found bidders and new homes with an example by Nathaniel Mills embossed with both Windsor & Kenilworth Castles selling for £800 and a similar vinaigrette by the same silversmith se...