Meet the Team

Ben Gamble - Managing Director

Ben Gamble

Managing Director

Ben has been at the helm now since Cuttlestones began in 2008 and he manages the day to day running of the company. He has been in the auction industry since 1993! Ben deals with private and professional clients for valuations to include Probate and Insurance.

My best find to date was a wonderful Thomas Sidney Cooper oil which realised over £60,000!

He is also willing to purchase a new set of golf clubs if anyone has a set that works..!

Rosie Blackburn - Client Manager

Rosie Blackburn

Client Manager

Rosie has responsibilities in all areas of the business. Her primary role is managing the clients that come through the doors both at Penkridge and Wolverhampton. Based at Penkridge, Rosie also has expert knowledge of antique maps and books, with over 20 years experience in the field. Rosie recently catalogued a rare collection of Charles Dickens books which sold for over £10,000.
 
Rosie is also a member of the successful Cuttlestones pub quiz team.
Dave Eglington - Auctioneer and Valuer

Dave Eglington

Auctioneer and Valuer

Auctioneer Dave loves nothing more than the buzz of a sale day. He has a broad knowledge of antiques & collectables and, although his main area of expertise lies in antique and modern silver and jewellery, he is always trying to satisfy his thirst for knowledge in other specialist areas like sporting memorabilia and his favourite new sale feature - fine wines, ports & cognacs.
 
In his spare time Dave is a keen triathlete, indulges in his passion for all things Italian and would welcome any tests on his Italian vocabulary.
Debbie Curtis - Penkridge Client Manager

Debbie Curtis

Penkridge Client Manager

Debbie joined Cuttlestones in 2009 to pursue her interest in antiques and 20th century collectibles. She is enthusiastic to provide good customer service and works at improving relationships with buyers and vendors and is the first point of contact if you have any concerns with Cuttlestones Penkridge. She is also cataloguing and accounts manager for our Quarterly Antique auctions.

Dawn Parsons - Penkridge Office Manager

Dawn Parsons

Penkridge Office Manager

Dawn joined Cuttlestones in 2017 and is the main point of contact on reception. She is responsible for the day to day smooth running of the office and manages the cataloguing and accounts for our fortnightly Home and Antiques auctions.

Harry Wilson - Penkridge Saleroom Manager

Harry Wilson

Penkridge Saleroom Manager

Harry is in charge of running the busy Penkridge fortnightly Home and Garden auctions. He oversees all aspects of initially meeting clients, booking in and valuing lots, cataloging the sale, photographs in fact you name it Harry can do it.
 
He has a real desire to learn in the Antique industry, we'll have him on the rostrum before long! In his spare time Harry has a young family but still loves to dust off the skateboard from time to time when allowed!
Ollie Forrester - Head Porter,  IT & Admin

Ollie Forrester

Head Porter, IT & Admin

Ollie joined Cuttlestones in 2016 and assists with the running of the saleroom helping to value, catalogue and photograph items in the fortnightly Home and Antiques auctions and is our go to IT guy.

Brian Cantrill - Auctioneer and Auction porter

Brian Cantrill

Auctioneer and Auction porter

Brian started off portering at the fortnightly Home, Garden and Collectors’ Sales and has now risen through the ranks to Auctioneer at our Wolverhampton saleroom.
 
With a farming background, Brian has also developed his own Belted Galloway Pedigree herd and sells the beef - ask for a leaflet!
Will Coxon - Auction Porter

Will Coxon

Auction Porter

Will is normally found carrying anything that may be heavy!
 
Will is an avid Wolverhampton Wanderers fan and has high hopes of success for the ‘Wolves’. Will is also a keen fisherman in his spare time.
Andy Machin - Auction Porter

Andy Machin

Auction Porter

After a 30-year career in the Staffordshire Police Force, Andy took retirement keen to pursue his other interests. He is a useful addition to the Cuttlestones team, assisting at pre-auction viewings and on sale days. Andy enjoys skiing and is a keen horseman; taking part in local equestrian one day events and competitions.

Adrian Simmons - Valuer

Adrian Simmons

Valuer

Covering both our Wolverhampton and Penkridge free valuation days, Adrian has vast knowledge of antiques and specializes in all things Medals, Militaria and Coins, but also enjoys helping out with his other key area of interest - oriental ceramics and works of art.
 
When not engrossed in antiques Adrian can usually be found in a field with his trusty metal detector searching for the next ‘Staffordshire hoard’.
David Spencer - Jewellery Consultant

David Spencer

Jewellery Consultant

David Spencer has over 23 years' experience in the jewellery industry. With a family background in the jewellery trade, he spent more than 17 years training, designing and manufacturing in Birmingham's famous jewellery quarter before relocating in 2004 to Eccleshall in Staffordshire and opening his own shop.
 
David is well known for his role in the community - an active member of the Eccleshall Business Focus Group, he is also governor at Bishop Lonsdale Primary School which his daughters attend.
Geoff Milsom - Stamp Consultant

Geoff Milsom

Stamp Consultant

Geoff Milsom is a leading international supplier of stamp collections and lots to smaller dealers and collectors. As such, he has a worldwide knowledge of stamps from 1840 to 1960. In 1985 he joined the Philatelic Traders Society and has served on Council since 1998. Along with his wife, Gina, he has traded as Geoff Milsom (Stamps) PTS since 1985.

Clive Haynes - Fine Art and Picture Consultant

Clive Haynes

Fine Art and Picture Consultant

Clive is our fine Art and picture specialist. With over 40 years of experience in the business his focus is on developing our Fine Art sales in Penkridge. In his spare time he is a keen fisherman and quiz enthusiast.

Roy Stokes - Specialist Consultant

Roy Stokes

Specialist Consultant

Roy Stokes, who hails from the Black Country, specialises in the identification and valuation of collectables including toys, trains, postcards and other ephemera. A keen collector himself - with interests in diecast toys, slot cars, military badges, medals and old post cards - Roy has worked for several local auction houses over the past 20 years, following a 27 year career in the Wills and Trusts Department at Barclays Bank.

Gareth Stanford-Iddon - Porter and Junior Valuer

Gareth Stanford-Iddon

Porter and Junior Valuer

Gareth joined Cuttlestones in 2018 and assists with all aspects of the saleroom. With 14 years’ experience in the antiques world he also responsible for valuations especially Furniture and Jewellery items.  In his spare time he competes in clay pigeon shooting competitions and has previously represented Team GB

Barnie Gamble - Top Dog

Barnie Gamble

Top Dog

The one who is really in charge

Auction Dates

Antique & Interiors
Antique & Interiors
Wednesday 15th July '20
Wolverhampton Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 10th July
Specialist Collectors'
Friday 11th September '20
Wolverhampton Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 1st September
Autumn Antique
Thursday 3rd September '20
Penkridge Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 27th August
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Valuations

Online Valuations

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Valuation Days

Tuesdays:
Wolverhampton saleroom, 10am-4pm

Thursdays:
Penkridge saleroom, 10am-3pm

Private Appointments

Please call us on 01785 714905 to book

Latest News

Cuttlestones to expand on success of online only auctions
Cuttlestones to expand on success of online only auctions
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