Mullock's

Mullock’s are an auction house in Shropshire. They were founded in 1996 by John Mullock who remains managing director.

The firm specialise in sporting memorabilia, fishing tackle, historical documents, toys and militaria but also hold general fine art and antique sales.


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Liner SS Normandie oozes Art Deco luxury in souvenir publication

19 November 2018

A large and handsome souvenir publication for the French liner SS Normandie was offered in a Mullock’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale of October 16.

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First World War: they also served

19 November 2018

British Empire soldiers included more than a million Indian Army troops serving overseas.

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Buyers hooked by classic salmon lures

26 February 2018

Skilfully designed to catch salmon, fishing flies and lures hooked enthusiasts at Shropshire sporting specialist Mullock’s (20% buyer’s premium) fishing sale which included the work of two great names in the angling lexicon.

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Manchester United match programme from game watched by 8456 on a freezing February midweek afternoon

17 November 2017

Love or hate Manchester United, it’s fair to say they do enjoy a bit of success. Although the past few seasons have been a relatively lean time, they can still boast 20 league titles, 17 FA and League Cups, three European Cups/Champions Leagues plus a Cup-Winners Cup and Europa League thrown in.

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Golf and cricket score at auction

30 October 2017

Golf tournament programmes in Mullock’s (19% buyer’s premium) sale of golf and other sporting memorabilia of October 18-19 included the one shown here, issued for the 1933 Ryder Cup, played on the Southport and Ainsdale courses in 1937.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1908 FA Cup winner medal shoots into Shropshire auction

14 August 2017

One thing you can rely on every summer is the outraged stories in the press about the sums being spent by Premier League football clubs on the great, the good and the Jozy Altidores.

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Previews: £501 - £2000

05 April 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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BOOKS AND WORKS ON PAPER: Mapping the American Southwest

01 April 2017

Shropshire auctioneer sells ‘cartographic cornerstone’ of Tex-Mex history at surprise £16,500...

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Signature of Button Gwinnett, the forgotten man who signed the Declaration of Independence, emerges at Shropshire auction

16 October 2015

“Button who?” When Shropshire documents consultant Ben Jones was told that an American client was considering selling the clipped signature of Button Gwinnett he reached for the search engine.

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Noël Coward’s Fascist secret

09 June 2014

The First World War shattered not just lives but also perceptions of the ‘natural order’ of things across Europe and how it was ruled.

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Documents highlight Chinese workers forced into slavery

25 January 2013

A group of hitherto unknown 19th century documents has come to light revealing illegal trafficking of Chinese people to Latin America where they were forced into slavery.

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Story of the world’s first Boy Scout who died a hero

12 November 2012

At the tender age of 15 young ‘Bob’ Wroughton became the world’s first Boy Scout, and had a glittering career of success in front of him. Yet just seven short years later, he became one of the first to die in the killing fields of the First World War.

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Anyone for sphairistike?

10 June 2011

The OED lists ‘sphairistike’ as the name under which a certain Englishman, Major Walter Wingfield patented the equipment and rules for a new outdoor racquet and ball game in 1874.

Tadema stock book nets £25,000

01 June 2010

THE original autograph stock book of Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, found in a box of girlie magazines, sold for £25,000 (plus 17% buyer's premium) at the Shropshire auctioneers Mullock's in Ludlow.

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Alma-Tadema treasure found with girlie mags

18 May 2010

• Stock book should help rewrite story of leading artistAN overlooked item in a box of magazines sold at auction for a few pounds could help rewrite the story of one of the most sought after of England’s Victorian painters.

A good result says vendor – I’ll see you in court

10 May 2010

WHEN Shropshire auctioneers Mullock’s sold a dealer’s stock for nearly 50 per cent above estimate, they thought that the vendor’s sole reaction would be one of satisfaction. Instead, they found themselves in court and having to pay out hundreds of pounds in compensation and costs.

How to hold an auction in the US… from Shropshire

01 October 2007

Provincial auctioneer’s novel twist for breaking into the American market

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Auctioneers work hard to generate demand in golf market

05 August 2006

More than two decades since the first sale of golfing memorabilia, this once-booming niche market stands at an important crossroads.

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An American piscatorial classic and a brief tribute to the English nymph king...

04 January 2005

THE wrappers are torn and creased, the spine has been repaired with glue and several plates and text leaves are loose, but the book seen right is an 1858 first edition of perhaps the scarcest of all American fishing books, Fishing with Hook and Line... by ‘Frank Forester’, the pseudonym used by that prolific chronicler of hunting, shooting and fishing, Henry William Herbert.

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Rare Aerial reels in £6600

04 December 2004

A HANDFUL of factors make this Coxon Aerial fishing reel among the best of its type.

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