A Preview of our May Auction – 20th Century Pottery, Chess Sets, Watches and More!

Micheal Sutty Limited Edition Figures - Royal Marines 1815, The Life Guards 1980, Fusiliers 1968 & 87th Prince of Wales Fusiliers Foot Soldier 1793

These Micheal Sutty Limited Edition Figures (Royal Marines 1815, The Life Guards 1980, Fusiliers 1968 & 87th Prince of Wales Fusiliers Foot Soldier 1793) are set to sell for £100-£200 at our upcoming May auction

Our May two-day auction will be taking place at 10am on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May. You can 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 Kevin Francis erotic figure titled ‘Sexual Passion’

Lot 577 is a Kevin Francis erotic figure titled ‘Sexual Passion’, with a sales estimate of £200-£400

A 40-piece Royal Crown Derby tea set, bearing pattern number 4971

This 40-piece Royal Crown Derby tea set (bearing pattern number 4971) comes with an estimate of £300-£600 

Our May auction is set to feature a fantastic collection of 20th-century pottery, including a large collection of Lorna Bailey, Royal Doulton figurines, Beswick, Moorcroft, Wedgwood, Carltonware, Kevin Francis and more, as well as a varied selection of furniture and household items.

We have a large selection of gold and silverware, 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.

A Longines stainless steel 1950s gents wristwatch with a pie pan style dial and leather bracelet

Lot 635 is a Longines stainless steel 1950s gents wristwatch with a pie pan style dial and leather bracelet. This stunning watch is set for sell for £300-£600.

A Jaeger le Coultre 14ct gold vintage wristwatch

This Jaeger le Coultre 14ct gold vintage wristwatch comes with an impressive selling estimate of £500-£1000.

We have also numerous unreserved tray lots of quality tea, coffee and dinnerware, as well as vintage and collector’s items. This month, we also have a selection of ivory, coins, oriental items, and collectibles including model cars and model aircrafts, chess sets, and military medals. 

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.

A large trial piece Moorcroft vase, ‘A Tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’, and a trial piece Moorcroft Red Cardinals vase

The striking nature of Moorcroft vases are always popular with our buyers. Lot 439 (left) is a large trial piece Moorcroft vase, ‘A Tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’, designed by Rachel Bishop,and comes with a estimate price of £300-£600. Lot 440 (right) is a trial piece Moorcroft Red Cardinals vase with an estimated hammer price of £200-£400.

A 20th-century rock crystal figure of a Mandarin

This 20th-century rock crystal figure of a Mandarin comes with an estimate of £600-£750

A boxed 20th-century porcelain Limoges chess set

Lot 704 is a boxed 20th-century porcelain Limoges chess set and is set to attract a hammer price of £200-£300.

A large collection of GB presentation packs and first day covers

This large collection of GB presentation packs and first day covers is stored in 10 albums. It includes approximately 225 presentation packs and 285 first day covers and comes with an estimate of £200-£400.

A collection of eight medals awarded to H Maunders/Sgt H Maunders, stored in a wooden picture frame

Lot 656 is a collection of eight medals awarded to H Maunders, comprising of: Elizabeth General Service medal with Borneo & Malay Peninsula bars; George VI General Service medal with Arabian Peninsula & Malaya bars. The following medals were awarded to S/Sgt H Maunders: The Cold War 1945-1991; Hong Kong Service 1997 medal; JASA Malaysia; Arabian Service; Border Service Borneo/Germany; British Forces Germany medal. All are stored in a wooden picture frame which is set to sell for £500-£1000!

Our next Cobridge auction is scheduled for 29th May and our next Silverdale auction is scheduled for 10th-11th June. 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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