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MASCo’s new beginning…

The MASCo architectural auction was held on Saturday 18th October with the auction marking a new beginning for the  yard.  The auction was aimed to promote our rebrand and to make space in our showrooms for new stock. The sign has now changed and we are trying to remember to answer the phone as ‘Vintage and Architectural’.


The auction was a great success with Wellers Auctioneers auctioning off almost all of the 850 auction lots and there was an exciting bidding war on the large gates which had everyone captivated in the room and seemed to end with both parties happy as they each bought a pair of gates.  Only a few items weren’t sold as these had a reserve which wasn’t met so surprisingly the  1940s showman’s wagon and the French 19th century panelled rooms are still available to purchase from us.

panelled room and showmans wagon

Local country inn ‘The Ragged Cot’ provided a delicious range of food and hot and cold beverages throughout the day. Episodes of Father Ted were played in our vintage 1930s style cinema for bidders to watch whilst waiting for their lot number to come up.  The atmosphere was positive throughout the day with some bidders staying until the end of the auction and we are thankful to Terry for keeping up his enthusiasm until the very end.

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Andy Triplow, Director of Vintage & Architectural said “Wellers did an exceptional job of making sure the auction ran smoothly. We’re really pleased with outcome of the auction and there was a great atmosphere throughout the day. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the auction was a cleansing experience for us”.


Vintage and Architectural,  working with our sister companies ‘The Old Radiator Company’ and ‘The Vintage Floor Tile Company’ ,will be focusing on original  cast iron radiators, reclaimed floor tiles,  unique bathrooms , timber flooring & hardware , vintage

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Original French 19th century decorative panelled rooms

At our auction on 18th October, two beautiful highly decorative French 19th century painted pine panelled rooms will go under the hammer. The panelled rooms were originally removed from a chateau in France and then installed at an address overlooking Hyde Park in London. MASCo removed the rooms from the London house around two and a half years ago.

Panelled room  One of two French 19th century decorative panelled rooms 

The rectangular larger of the two rooms (Lot 597) measures approximately 8m by 6m and 4.1m tall is estimated at £6,000 – £8,000.

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The smaller pretty oval room (Lot 598) being approximately 5.5m long by 3.3m wide and 4m high is estimated at £4,000 -£6,000.

panelled room collage

Both these rooms are erected and will be available to view from October 11th onwards at:

MASCO Salvage/Vintage & Architectural, Cirencester Road,Aston Down, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 8PE.

Click here to view the online auction catalogue.

1940s Showman’s wagon

MASCo’s purchased the 1940s showman’s wagon in September 2011.  The showman’s wagon featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and if you look at repeats of the program you can see the details of the restoration.  The wagon was in a very sorry state when we took it over so we stripped it right back and carried out a total refurbishment.  Our passion for architectural reclaimed salvage played a huge part in the design.


The beautiful original hinged transom windows were sympathetically restored and new oak flooring laid.  For the kitchen and seating area we installed an original restored English Rose kitchen (red) with matching original bunkette seat (reupholstered  in leatherette with integral storage).  The original roof was exposed and restored where necessary (although it was in very good condition) before the roof was rewaterproofed and painted.

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The bedroom is cosy with a made to measure double bed which has storage underneath to make the most of the available space.  The bathroom is a lavish affair featuring original teak boat decking with a waterproof black “marble” wall covering forming a unique wet room.  The wagon is structurally sound and the internal decorative elements are complete although the outside of the wagon does require minor restoration before painting in your personal colour preference and the utilities are to be installed.


Given that the wagon is on wheels and thus not a permanent structure it can be installed in a garden without the requirement for planning regulations giving a perfect guest suite or office. The length of the wagon is 8.1m by 2.4m

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Currently available for viewing and purchase on the day of the auction (18th October)  either personally or on-line via the-saleroom.

The CircOlectric Stryker Bed

Revolutionary in its time the CircOlectric Stryker Bed is just one of the more unusual lots up for auction on Saturday 18th October.

6d2ebe64efac0111e1f64c9f7257904aStar lot: MASCo’s CircOlectric Stryker Bed

 During the 1950s, orthopaedic surgeon and inventor Dr Homer Stryker invented the CircOlectric hospital bed. It consisted of a bed suspended between two aluminium circular frames with an electric motor and was often referred as resembling a small ‘Ferris wheel’. The electric motor enabled the bed to be rotated to 210⁰ angle as well as different positions which allowed the patient the mobility needed to maintain normal functioning of their body systems. This helped the nurses and doctors to complete tasks such as moving the patients into different positions and feeding without causing too much strain on themselves; the patients often liked the bed as it was comfortable and they could operate the bed themselves.

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Click here to view the auction catalogue. If you can’t attend the auction, you can bid online via the-saleroom.

MASCo’s autumn auction

With less than 2 weeks away, the MASCo and Wellers Architectural Auction is an event not to be missed.


 Mid 20th century red velour cinema seats

850 auction lots will be going under the hammer, and there are many unique and unusual items to be sold. With so many auction lots there is no doubt there’s something for everyone with lots including 20th Century red velour cinema seats, tiger print tub chairs, a french museum cabinet and an CircOlectric Stryker bed. These are just a few examples of the lots being auctioned, most of the auction lots are unreserved so make sure you don’t miss out by saving the date in your diary.


Tiger print tub chairs

The auction will be taking place on Saturday 18th October at the ex-MASCo’s site in Stroud, Cotswolds. The auction will begin at 10am with local country inn ‘The Ragged Cot’ serving refreshments throughout the day.


CircOlectric Stryker bed

We encourage everyone who has an interest in vintage, period and reclaimed items to come along to the auction. The showrooms are open for business as usual for auction viewing and purchasing non auction stock item.


A French museum cabinet

The auction lots are available to view at the MASCo showrooms or via the online brochure which can be found on the MASCo homepage and social media pages.

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Can’t attend on the day of the auction? If you can’t bid in person you can bid online via the sale-room.

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Masco rebranding auction on October 18th

MASCo Architectural Salvage is undergoing a rebrand, and to promote our new business direction MASCo and Weller Auctioneers will be holding an auction on Saturday 18th October.  The auction is aimed to make space for new stock and will be taking place from 10am at the MASCo Architectural Salvage site near Stroud, Cotswolds.

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To reflect the change in focus from the 20th October, we will be trading under the new company name ‘Vintage and Architectural’.  Vintage and Architectural,  working with our sister companies ‘The Old Radiator Company’ and ‘The Vintage Floor Tile Company’ ,will be focusing on original  cast iron radiators, reclaimed floor tiles,  unique bathrooms , timber flooring & hardware , vintage furniture   &  decorative  garden items .


Victorian Greek revival surround

With 850 lots up for auction, there are many unique items to be sold with star lots including a 1940’s refurbished Showman’s wagon and two original French panelled rooms. The auction lots also include items such as original Victorian fireplaces, building materials, vintage interior and exterior items,  industrial furniture, general architectural and garden items.


Star lot: One of two French 19th century decorative panelled rooms for sale at auction

We encourage everyone who has an interest in vintage, period and reclaimed items to come along to the auction. The showrooms are open for business as usual for  auction viewing and purchasing non auction stock item.

Andy Triplow, Director of MASCo says “Since starting The Old Radiator Company sixteen years ago and taking over MASCo Salvage three years ago, we have seen many changes in the reclamation industry. We have decided to go in a new direction and the auction is the perfect way to make room in the showroom for new stock for Vintage and Architectural. Our aim is to rejuvenate the yard and showroom, and we encourage specialists and dealers in our industry as well as homeowners to come along to our auction”.


Star lot: Mid 20th Century red velour upholstered cinema seats

MASCo site signage will change to Vintage and Architectural to reflect the rebrand.


Star lot: Cotswold stone folley style temple

Items will be available to be purchased online via  or in person on the day of the auction. The online catalogue is available here which you can also find via a link on the MASCo website and Twitter profile.

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The masco garden yard

Well the summer is nearly coming to an end but September promises to be mainly warm and sunny  so if you’re still  looking to finish off garden projects, we have a great assortment of quarry tiles, pavers and path edgings.  Lovely for small garden pathways and creating seating areas.

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The garden area is still under construction !!  but now has a brilliant wall built from Victorian reclaimed pine joists,  lovely soft red brick piers built to form the new entrance and a pathway currently being laid using a mix of tiny clay bricks and blue brick pavers.

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If you’re coming to the Cotswolds or Gloucestershire  don’t forget to visit us  we’re open all day saturday 10 till  5 &  week days 8.30 to 5pm.  for stunning original rads !!