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About Potteries Auctions in Staffordshire

About Potteries Auctions in Staffordshire

Potteries Auctions is an auction house in the heart of the Staffordshire Potteries with two salerooms; our Silverdale Saleroom in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, and our Cobridge Saleroom on the edge of the Cobridge city centre.

Established in 1991, Potteries Auctions is now one of the leading UK auction houses dealing in 20th-century British pottery. We were the first auction house to specialise in selling Royal Doulton and Beswick Pottery, and we’ve also acheived world record prices on Royal Doulton, Beswick and Carlton Ware pieces.

As well as specialising in buying and selling pottery at auction, we also auction in a full range of other areas, including paintings, prints and Fine Artephemera and booksjewellerywatches and timepiecescollectablesphotography items and more. Take a look at our specialist departments page for a full list of our specialist areas at auction.

Additionally, at our Cobridge saleroom, we sell commercial, house clearance, commercial/office clearance, lost courier items, bankrupt and closing down sales, as well as 20th-century ceramics, furniture and collectables.

When are our auctions?

We hold at least one Auction per month with sales attracting a lot of interest with collectors both nationally and internationally. See our auctions page for all auction dates, sale information and the auction catalogues which are fully illustrated, enabling you to inspect lots before the sale.

We also hold regular Fine Art auctions at our Silverdale Saleroom in March, July and November each year.

Note: Submissions for our fine art sales close 2 months prior to the sale for inclusion.

How do I see what’s coming up for auction?

Catalogues are available on our website or you can subscribe to have full colour catalogues sent direct to you. Send £15 postage with your name, address, email and telephone number together with the details of what you collect.

How do I submit something for a valuation?

We are experts in the field of pottery valuations and welcome all pottery including: Royal DoultonBeswick PotteryMoorcroftWedgwoodWade PotteryRoyal Crown DerbyMintonCarlton WareW H GossClarice CliffCharlotte Rhead and Lladro

Find more details about our valuation days on the Valuations section of our website where you can find out where to bring your items.  If you are unable to attend in person, we also accept emails to with details and a photograph (e.g. make, model, model number, measurements, condition) and one of our experts will provide information and auction estimates.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01782 638100 to arrange an appointment if you would like to arrange a house call for full house clearances or for large immovable or valuable items.

Customer service, postage & packing service for buyers

We pride ourselves on the levels of customer care and service we offer our customers, and offer a range of ‘extra services’ such as in-house packing to ensure any items that need to be shipped across the UK or internationally are carefully packed by experienced packers to avoid in transit damage.

Many of our buyers submit online bids, or cannot make it to the auction room, and so Potteries Auctions is unique in offering the valuable service of careful packaging of items bought.

Other helpful auction advice

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