- Phillip Saunders 1954 to Apr 1959
- Basil Benwell Jul 1959 to Dec 1969
- R Radford Mar 1970 to Mar 1973
- M Sheppard Jun 1973 to Mar 1985
- DW Atkinson Jun 1985 to Dec 1989
- Denis Charlesworth Mar 1990 to Mar 2001
- Peter Ford Jun 2001 to Mar 2002
- Steve Jarvis Jun 2002 to Jun 2012
- Terry Harrison from Sep 2012 to current
The Societies first auction was held in 1974 with Committee of AH Latham, M Shepard and Simon Goldblatt, consisting of 148 lots.
Since then the auction has been a regular annual event managed for many years by Simon Goldblatt.