A Preview of our January Auction – Armour, 20th Century Pottery, Thunderbirds, and More!

This set of two Walter Moorcroft jugs in Anemone and Magnolia designs comes with a sales estimate of £100-£200

Happy new year from Potteries Auctions! We’re kicking off 2022 with our first auction of the year. This two-day online auction will be taking place at 10am on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th January. We are offering in-person viewing for this auction by appointment only on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th January, 9am-3.30pm. You can also check out our online catalogue for more information on the available lots or, alternatively, contact us to arrange a video call to view lots you are interested in or to take advantage of our comprehensive email condition report service.

Due to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a limited number of bidders in person by appointment only. Please bear in mind that for both the safety of our staff and other bidders, it’s now mandatory that you wear a mask on our premises. The sale will also take place online with a video and audio link however, so you can continue to bid safely from the comfort of your home. Live online bids can be made through The Saleroom and Easylive Auctions, or commission bids can be made through Potteries Auctions. Find out more on how to submit a commissioned bid at auction. We also accept telephone bidding, so please contact us to arrange that beforehand if you wish to bid over the phone.

A Royal Doulton Capt James Cook character jug and limited edition Royal Doulton Phantom of the Opera character jug

We’ve got a wonderful range of Royal Doulton wares passing through our saleroom this month, including these large character jugs. Lot 344 (left) is a Capt James Cook character jug with an estimate of £40-£80, while lot 337 is a limited edition Phantom of the Opera character jug with an estimate of £75-£150.

Our first 2022 auction is set to feature a fantastic collection of 20th-century pottery, including Royal Doulton figurines, Beswick ornaments and animals, Moorcroft, Wedgewood, Coalport, Shelley, Royal Worcester and more, as well as a varied selection of furniture and household items.

As always, we have a large selection of wristwatches, pocket watches and jewellery going under the hammer, including rings, necklaces, bangles, brooches, earrings, and costume jewellery, which always prove popular with our buyers, as well as gold and silverware.

We have numerous unreserved tray lots of quality tea, coffee and dinnerware, plus cameras and camera equipment, framed artwork and prints, vintage and collector’s items, sporting items including vintage fishing tackle, rods and accessories, metal wear including a full suit of armour (!), scientific equipment ranging from bottles to display stands, a large collection of LP records from the 60’s onwards, a mixed assembly of DVD’s from various genres, and an abundance of soft toys, teddy bears and pandas.

This month is also your last chance to purchase Thunderbirds memorabilia including soft toys, jigsaws and ephemera! Many Thunderbirds items proved popular at last month’s auction, so be sure to snap up your favourite lots if you can.

Check out some of the highlights of what we have on offer throughout this article, and don’t forget you can find our online catalogue here for the full range of lots available at auction this month.

An early reproduction full suit of professionally made armour

Lot 692 is a full suit of professionally made armour (yes, armour!). This very unique lot is set to sell for £300-£600.

A collection of 90’s Thunderbirds comics

There’s a fantastic range of various Thunderbirds lots going under the hammer this month – don’t miss out! This collection of 90’s Thunderbirds comics comes with an estimate of £20-£40.

A mixed collection of Thunderbirds items that includes photo albums, jotters, fact file, poster books and calendars

Lot 1058 is a mixed collection of Thunderbirds items that includes photo albums, jotters, fact file, poster books and calendars that’s set to sell for £10-£20.

A 9ct gold ornate crucifix and chain

Lot 524L is a 9ct gold ornate crucifix and chain with an estimate of £200-£400

A large collection of vintage fly fishing feathers yarns, wires, hooks and accessories

Perfect for fishing enthusiasts, lot 316 is a large collection of vintage fly fishing feathers yarns, wires, hooks and accessories. With many branded items noted across 3 large boxes, this lot is set to sell for £150-£300

Our next Cobridge auction is scheduled for 30th January and our next Silverdale auction is scheduled for 11th-12th February. The details for both will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page in the coming weeks.

If you have items for auction, get in touch and we can help you with a valuation.  Talk to our team of experts who will be able to give you an accurate auction estimate on a range of items from household goods to antiques. You can join us at one of our valuation days every Tuesday. Email us for an appointment [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

Email Valuations

If you can't come in and see us in person but would like to submit items for auction or valuation, send us an email to [email protected] with details and a photograph (eg 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.

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