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4.9 carat cushion cut Diamond
Solitaire Ring
Sold £23,500

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AG1 Number Plate
Sold £242,000

Currently sits in the top 10 highest price paid for a car
registration to be sold at auction.
AutoExpress 2015
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18th Century French boulle
work chest on
19th century stand
Sold £106,000

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Magnificent 19th Century
Shanghai silver bowl
Sold £18,500

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Scottish Regency Rosewood
Foldover Card Tables
in the manner of
William Trotter, Edinburgh.
Sold £9,900

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19th Century Chinese carved
ivory plaque on stand
Sold £5,200

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Johan Scherrewitz (Dutch 1886-1951)
Oil on Canvas
Unloading the Catch
Sold for £18,500

Welcome to Thomas R. Callan Ltd. Auctioneers and Valuers

Successfully bringing sellers and buyers together since 1933.

Our Experience

Callan’s is a third generation family business, celebrating over 80 years of excellence.

The saleroom located in the centre of Ayr, prides itself on combining a high level of expertise and professionalism with the friendly attitude and personal service that clients have come to expect from this long standing firm.

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Our Location

Callan’s Auction Galleries are located in Smith Street in Ayr town centre opposite the Ayr railway station, (the taxi rank sits on Smith Street).

Prestwick International Airport is only 10 minutes drive.

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Auction Sales

Thomas R. Callan Ltd., conduct weekly interior sales, a combination of affordable and stylish antique and contemporary household furnishings and quarterly specialists sales of fine art and antiques.

Callan’s sell over 20,000 lots every year.

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Removals & Storage

In addition to our lively Auction business, Thomas R. Callan provide Removal and Storage Services. Visit:
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Mike Callan, MD
Michael Callan, Managing Director

Television Appearances

In recent years Michael Callan, Managing Director and Callan’s Auction House has featured on many of televisions Auction programmes such as STV’s Antiques Road Trip Series, Chanel 4’s Under the Hammer, the BBC’s Cash in the Attic and Natural Born Dealer’s

What Others Say About Us

“Callans moved us from a five bedroom house in Surrey to a five bedroom house in Glasgow with a year in their storage centre. We could not have been happier with the service, very pleasant, helpful and utterly professional throughout” Murdoch MacLennan, Chief Executive of Telegraph Media
  • "Thank you for your cheque we received today.  We are absolutely delighted and somewhat surprised at the total figure achieved – and all from bits and bobs from the attic.  We are off to the travel agents tomorrow to book our cruise!  Thanks to all at Callans", Mr & Mrs Caldwell, Ayr

  • “I just wanted to express our sincere thanks to Tom and Marc for the way in which they conducted the clearance of my mother’s house.  It was an extremely difficult and quite an emotional day and your team proved sensitive and sympathetic and at the same time very efficient” Mrs Bulloch, Troon

  • “Your lads are a credit to your firm, I can’t praise James and Scott enough.  They showed great patience and nothing was ever too much trouble for them even when clearing the filthy attic and outbuildings.  They even hoovered the rooms and left leaving the house ready for the property market” Mrs Walker, Prestwick

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Example Auction Items

View a sample of some of the recent auction items we have managed on behalf of our clients.

Latest News

  • Highlights from the two day sale of Fine Art and Antiques 15th & 17th June 2017.
    Highlights from the two day sale of Fine Art and Antiques 15th & 17th June 2017.
    600 Registered online bidders together with a full  local gallery contributed to a very successful sale. The highlights of which we are pleased to share with you below.   19th Century Carved Ivory East India Company Chess Set circ 1830’s. Kings and Queens are depicted as Elephants with Royal Howdams, Bishops are depicted as mounted […]
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    ‘Flog It’ the popular BBC1 antique programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Ayrshire on Thursday 18th May. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 16th series is currently being recorded. One of the most popular antique shows Flog It regularly achieves an audience of more than two […]
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  • Callan’s History Turns up at Auction
    Callan’s History Turns up at Auction
    Last week part of an Ayrshire post, dated August 4th 1939 was found in an old chest of drawers that was consigned for sale at Callan’s. The drawer lining was in excellent condition and the article makes interesting reading. The auction page has adverts for four auction houses all in Ayr, namely Afflecks, Sandgate Ayr, […]
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