The Aston's Team
Chris Aston MNAVA
Managing Director and Auctioneer
Brief background story
My dad, Phil, has always been passionate about antiques and particularly collectable toys - his favourite being Scalextric cars, having amassed a sizeable collection from searching boot-sales and antique fairs over the years.
I was a budding young IT expert back when the internet first became readily available.
We set up an eBay account in the late 1990's and the first ever item we sold was one of my dad's Scalextric cars - which went to a bidder in the states.
We became addicted to buying and selling over the following few years to the point where I quit my Physics degree at Warwick University and my dad quit his job so we could run our eBay business full-time. This lasted around 4 years and then in 2004 we decided to set up our own auction room in Dudley Town centre.
Since then we have conducted hundreds of auctions and dealt with thousands of clients.
Retired as of 2016!