Icons.com are the world's leading signed football merchandise supplier. We undertake signings with the world's best footballers, and have done for over 13 years now.
We only sell signed merchandise we created ourselves, or come from a handful of reputable suppliers who we have worked with for a number of years. This is the only way we can protect our reputation for authenticity and means our customers can totally trust all our products.
What we don't do though is value sports memorabilia. We get about 100 enquiries a week from people with old shirts, programmes, medals, boots, tickets etc and they ask our opinion of their value of their items, or for us to buy the items off them. This is something we never, ever do, as we cannot guarantee the providence of the items.
As such we are now working with John Mullock of Mullocks Auctions (http://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/) who are Europe's number one specialist sporting auction house. Their details are below
Mullock's Ltd Specialist Auctioneers & Valuers
The Old Shippon
Wall under Heywood
Tel: 01694 771 771
email@example.com - please reference Icons
Sale day tel: 07971 046884
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
There are other independent valuers of course, but Mullocks have a strict policy of only putting the items into auctions and recieving a commission from these sales. They never buy the lots themselves. Often you find that valuers cream off the most valuable items for themselves as the line blurs between auctioneer and collector. Mullocks pride themselves on maintaining this clear delineation of roles.
Icons pass on any enquiries direct to Mullocks. if you now go direct please use 'Icons' as a reference so Mullocks will know the source of the enquiry. We will earn a small commission ourselves if the item eventually sells, so hopefullly everybody benefits from this arrangement.
You can of course go to the likes of Sotherby's or Bonhams but Mullocks have an expert, passionate team with an almost unrivalled knowledge of its sectors, is rightly renowned for its exceptional customer service, and is on-hand with valuations, advice and guidance as you need it.
What they are most interested in are
* Pre-1960 football memorabilia - domestic and international
* Footballers' actual medals, caps and trophies
* Match worn items that can be verified
* General items such as football and rugby photographs and menus, programmes, pendants, tickets, cigarette cards, trade cards, prints, postcards, artwork and autographs plus larger items like shirts, balls and boots.
* Other sports areas such as old hickory golf clubs and vintage and collectable fishing tackle