Highlights from our Special Two-Day Beswick & Royal Doulton Auction

This gorgeous Beswick walking chocolate Labrador 3062B figure, Collectors Club Special 1993 edition, sold for a very impressive £880

We were incredibly privileged to help sell one of the world’s largest single owner collections of Beswick pieces at auction this month at our Silverdale showroom. The collection belonged to the late Bill Peck who lived in Seattle, Washington, USA, and, to give some context to how big the collection was, it arrived in an articulated lorry! Find out more about Bill and his collection here.

The collection included rare horses, animals, birds, cattle, fish, butterflies, Bunnykins and Beatrix Potter, Kitty MacBride, comical animals and Colin Melbourne design animal and bird models, as well as Beswick Ware early items such as vases, centre pieces, dishes, bowls, tea and dinner ware. Check out some of the highest selling lots below!

A Beswick opaque gloss cantering shire horse and rare Beswick Colin Melbourne design clown on horse figure

The stars of our specialist Beswick auction were this opaque gloss cantering shire horse and rare Colin Melbourne design clown on horse figure. This exquisite shire horse figure sold for a whopping £2,300, making it our highest selling lot of the weekend! This clown on horse figure also did very well, ultimately selling for £1,600.

A Royal Doulton early Bunnykins Freddie figure, and Beswick rocking horse grey shire foal

These charming animal figures were very popular with our buyers. This Royal Doulton early Bunnykins Freddie figure sold for a wonderful £1400, while this Beswick rocking horse grey shire foal went for £1100.

A Beswick chestnut pony figure

Beswick horse figures are often highly sought after by avid collectors. This delightful Beswick chestnut pony sold for an amazing £1400!

A Beswick Moose in a matte glaze, and a set of 3 Beswick standing mallard ducks

This Beswick Moose in a matte glaze sold for £880, while this set of 3 Beswick standing mallard ducks, all in different colourways, sold for a very respectable £850.

If you have items for auction, get in touch and we can help you with a valuation, or for more insight on popular Beswick pieces, check out our Beswick pottery markings guide. 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 (lockdown permitting), email us for an appointment [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

The next auction from our Cobridge saleroom is taking place on 30th May, and our next auction from our Silverdale saleroom is set for Friday 11th and Saturday 12th June, the details of which will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page very soon.

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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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