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Antique Furniture: Refresh Your Home

It’s still early in the year, and spring is about to arrive, so why not give your antique furniture the refresh it needs with Potteries Auctions? This Edwardian glazed double fronted display cabinet sold for £420 in a recent Antique Furniture & Collectors sale Giving your interior a new lease of life can be a …

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9ct Gold Jewellery, British Pottery & More up for Auction in February 2024

This Lot of three Shelley Mode shape trios, together with an Eve shape trio, will be featured in our February Antique & Collectors auction. Lot 499A, estimate £100-£150 We have some fantastic items coming up in this month’s Antique & Collectors auction. Fancy treating yourself to a new watch? Feel like your home interior needs …

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What’s My Royal Albert China Worth? Tea Sets & Dinnerware at Auction

Royal Albert China had its origins in 1896 in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, when the Albert Works pottery was purchased by Thomas Clark Wild. The following year, under the brand name Albert Crown China, Thomas Wild & Co. produced bone china pieces to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The St Mary’s Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent which came into …

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High Selling Vintage Rolexes & Other Watches

2023 was an amazing year for us – we held an array of fantastic sales, and were privileged to sell a variety of fabulous local artefacts, premium high-value items and unique and rare pieces. We even achieved our best-performing auction in our history! Going into 2024, we are delighted to be selling vintage Rolexes and …

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Burslem School of Art in Focus: Jack Simcock, Arthur Berry & More

As an auction house based in the heart of the Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent, we are proud to have 20th century art for sale from local artists, and continue to look for more. Read on for some details about the artists’ works we sell. The Burslem School of Art: a place synonymous with northern art. (Credit: …

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Antique Furniture for Sale in January 2024

The New Year beckons, and with it comes an opportunity to spruce up your home with some quality furniture items. January 2024 at Potteries Auctions promises a wonderful collection of 19th Century, Victorian and Edwardian antique furniture for sale. Lot 479 in our January 12th Antique & Collectors auction is this lovely heavily carved glazed …

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What is My Wedgwood Jasperware Worth?

Wedgwood Jasperware is one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable ceramic wares. It is celebrated and sought-after by collectors the world over. Rare pieces, in particular, can be quite valuable – so, what is your Wedgwood Jasperware worth? Sold at John Moran Auctioneers in California, this pair of Pegasus vases sold for $17,250, in March …

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Pottery, Jewellery, Furniture & More: Best Sellers at Auction

Our last premium sale of the year saw over 2,200 lots go under the hammer, with some incredible prices achieved for expensive jewellery, pottery and more. Starting with the wonderful selection of paintings and pictures that were offered, these comprised a variety of oil paintings, watercolours, prints and more. Included in particular were a number …

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British Pottery, Furniture & Collectors Items Auction: November 2023

At our Cobridge saleroom in Stoke-on-Trent, our second General Auction this month boasts a plethora of ceramics and pottery for sale. Included will be an abundance of dinner and tea ware, among which will be a good selection of Shelley China. To be featured with an estimate of £100-£200, Lot 73 is this collection of …

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Gold Coins and Currency for Auction

Collecting coins can be a highly rewarding experience. Their diversity in age, currency and denomination can make for a fascinating hobby, as well as being a great potential for investment, given the ability for rare and special coins to appreciate over time. As a financial investment, rare and collectible coins are less-influenced by market trends. …

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De Lamerie Fine Bone China & Glassware

We sell De Lamerie China, Crystal and Silverware crafted in Stoke-on-Trent and loved by collectors worldwide. To be featured in our November Fine Art auction, Lot 1070 is a fine set of four Samarkand pattern dinner plates, with an estimate of £80-£160. De Lamerie Fine Bone China utilises designs and moulds by, or inspired by, …

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Mouseman Furniture at Auction

Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, known for his iconic mouse signature and exquisite 20th century oak furniture, remains a celebrated figure whose legacy continues to captivate art and woodworking enthusiasts alike. Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson at work in his workshop. (Credit: robertthompsons.co.uk) Who Was Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson? Born on 7th May 1876, Robert Thompson lived in Kilburn, North …

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Buy Rare Bunnykins Figurines

An example of the Bunnykins nursery ware range. Credit: royaldoulton.com First introduced in 1934 as a range of nursery tableware featuring anthropomorphised rabbits, Bunnykins was briefly expanded into a range of figurines in 1939, with six different figures produced, before the outbreak of WWII curtailed production. Eventually reintroduced in 1969, the variety of figurines increased …

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Rare Royal Doulton Figures for Sale

We are accustomed to seeing rare Royal Doulton figures in our sales, ranging from Jesters to Jockeys. Take a look at the valuable Doulton figures we have in our next sale. How Can You Spot a Rare Royal Doulton Figure? To start with, limited edition pieces, denoted by corresponding markings to the base, are likely …

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Selling Royal Crown Derby at Auction: What’s it Worth?

Royal Crown Derby is one of the oldest remaining English ceramics manufacturers, based in Osmaston Road, Derby. The company is known for its high-quality bone china and has been producing tableware and ornamental ware since 1750. Through their ranges of products and patterns, the Royal Crown Derby name has become synonymous with quality and desirability. …

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Jack Simcock Paintings Return Home for Auction

A portrait photograph of Jack Simcock (Credit: jacksimcock.com) The Rise of Simcock Jack Simcock was born in 1929 to a mining family in Biddulph, Staffordshire. After attending the Junior Technical School in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent and then working in the drawing office of a coalmining machinery design and manufacturing company, he was conscripted into the army …

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Collectable Cigars for Sale: Brands to Consider

Embark on a journey of sophistication as we delve into some premium cigars for sale to help you create a collection that embodies luxury and indulgence. What Makes a Good Cigar? Cigars have long been regarded as a symbol of wealth and status. Owing to aspects of quality and rarity, collecting cigars has become a …

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British Ceramics, Jewellery & Collectables Auctions: October 2023 Preview

Read on to see our October 2023 preview of exciting ceramics, jewellery, military, toys, antique furniture and more items. To be featured in our October Antique & Collectors auction, this extremely rare Royal Worcester classical figure, Lot 126, is estimated at £150-£300. This month’s sales, at Silverdale and our Stoke-on-Trent saleroom in Cobridge, will be …

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Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Medals for Sale

The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) is a fraternal group that has been around since the 1820s. We are lucky enough to have six RAOB medals for sale later this year. Among the RAOB medals for sale in our November Fine Art auction, there is this 3rd Degree jewel. It will be featured with …

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Revisiting our July 2023 Fine Arts Sale

There was plenty of excitement for our July Fine Art auction, with some fantastic collections of rare ceramics and jewellery going under the hammer. From the Wade factory archives, the quirky and one-of-a-kind piece ‘Ivy’ was contested up to a hammer price of £4,200. Highlights from the July Sale Prominently featured was the second part …

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The Creative Minds Behind our Moorcroft Collections

Moorcroft pottery is a staple of our auctions, with rare, sought-after items sold each sale. Let’s look at the creatives behind these works. This wonderful Swallow Tail trial vase will be featured in our upcoming November Fine Art auction, with an estimate of £900-£1,800. William Moorcroft’s Vision William Moorcroft began his career in 1897, when …

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Auction Preview: 20th Century Pottery, Jewellery & Furniture

Sep 2023 This month we have over 2,000 lots for you to explore over 3 auctions of 20th Century Pottery, Collectables, Jewellery and Furniture. You can view the catalogues for auctions here. A quick reminder that we are offering a reduced buyer’s premium of 20% for all in-person bidders, so come on down to our …

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Pâte-sur-Pâte: From Paris to Stoke-on-Trent

Pâte-sur-pâte is a specialised decorative technique. Highly sought after, pâte-sur-pâte manufacturers in Stoke-on-Trent saw great success in the 19th and 20th centuries. History of the Technique The technique was developed in the mid-1850s by Parisian ceramics producer Sèvres in an attempt at recreating an earlier Chinese technique. It involves building up multiple layers of white …

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