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Upcoming Royal Doulton Advertising Figures at our January 2023 Auction

Debbie Porter

Royal Doulton is often highly sought after at our auctions, and we expect the advertising figures we have going under the hammer this month will be no different. Lot 524 pictured here features two limited edition Royal Doulton advertising figures of Penfold Golfer MCL1 & Dunlop Caddie MCL2, both boxed.

Happy New Year from all of us here at Potteries Auctions! We wish you a year of health, happiness, and bidding success.

Our first auction of 2023 is a two-day auction that’s taking place at 10am on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th January. You can check out our online catalogue for more information on the available lots or, alternatively, contact usto arrange a video call to view lots you are interested in or to take advantage of our comprehensive email condition report service. We are also holding viewing days on Tuesday 11th-Wednesday 12th January from 10am-3.30pm, please contact us if you’re interested in viewing any lots in person.

We are 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 preferable 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 our own Potteries Auctions websiteThe Saleroom and Easylive Auctions – please note that unfortunately the commission bid function on our website is temporarily unavailable. We also accept telephone bidding, so please contact us to arrange that beforehand if you wish to bid over the phone.

Our January auction features a range of Royal Doulton advertising figures that we’re quite excited about. Check out a selection of our favourites below that seem to be piquing people’s interest, and be sure to get your bids in if any catch your eye! All of the lots throughout this article are estimated at £30-£60 each, except for lot 524, which is estimated £50-£100.

Lot 522 is a boxed Royal Doulton Pick up a Penguin advertising figure MCL5.

Lot 525 is a limited edition Royal Doulton advertising figure of the PG Tips Chimp Ada MCL25.

Lot 526 is a boxed limited edition Royal Doulton Michelin advertising figure Bibendum MCL9.

Lot 534 is a boxed limited edition Royal Doulton Hovis Boy advertising figure MCL27.

Lot 536 is a boxed limited edition Royal Doulton Whiskers Cat Ginger advertising figure MCL15.

If you have Royal Doulton 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 Royal Doulton pieces. You can join us at one of our valuation days every Tuesday. Email us for an appointment enquiries@potteriesauctions.comor 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 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.