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About us

Founded in 1980, David Stanley Auctions are recognised world wide as the principal auctioneers of Antique Woodworking Tools.

Thirty five years ago David's son, Ian, joined the family firm and later Adam, his younger son, also came on board. As well as the family members, the team at Stordon Grange includes John James, who is responsible for the photographs in the catalogue and Helen Sread who deals with the admin side of things and is always on hand to take your calls.

Twenty years of specialist auctioneering has provided us with an in-depth knowledge of the tools and related items which we sell. This enables us to offer advice to both buyer and seller on all aspects of tools and tool collecting. 

Since 1980 we have sold more over 250,000 lots of tools by auction, way ahead of any other tool auction house in the world. We are purely auctioneers, not dealers, avoiding the danger of a conflict of interest. 

Our firm is noted for its professional and friendly approach, coupled with reliability and honesty. Trust plays a large part in our business; tools are sent out to known customers before payment is received and cheques are usually paid to vendors before the due date. 

We guarantee complete confidentiality to all customers. 

Whether you wish to buy or sell top price lots or more mundane items, the firm is uniquely positioned to advise you. You will be dealing with the principals, who are therefore able to give an immediate response to any queries or problems. 

90% of all the important English and European tool collections worldwide that are offered for sale, are sold through David Stanley Auctions.

Whatever your needs, why not talk to us.

The team at Stordon Grange

David Stanley
David Stanley

Ian Stanley
Ian Stanley



We are long time members of the Tool and Trades History Society (TATHS), The Early American Industries Association (EAIA) and the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association (MWTCA) and The Oughtred Society.