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Let’s Talk About Car Boot Sales & Charity Shops After Covid-19

If you have been busy in the garage, the spare room and the attic during lockdown and want to have a clear out, get in touch with us and we’ll advise you on prices for auction.

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The History of Fieldings Crown Devon Pottery

Crown Devon Pottery produced a wide range of styles and colours from its inception in 1870 until it closed its doors in 1982. Find out more about the history of this remarkable factory and why its wares are still so popular to this day.

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Should I sell my collection to dealers or is it best to sell my collection at auction?

Selling a large collection at auction is a really good way to get a good price at top prices that are in excess of what you would get from a dealer.

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Why Is Royal Doulton Sung Ware So Rare?

Royal Doulton Sung Ware was developed under chief designer Charles Noke from 1920 onwards using a flambe glaze along with painted and gilt decoration.

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Selling Royal Doulton Animals and Birds at Auction

Royal Doulton Animal and Bird Figurines are arguably perhaps some of the best-known and best-loved figurines produced by Royal Doulton. But what are your chances of a good price at auction?

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Why Is Royal Doulton Flambe Collectable?

Royal Doulton Flambe glaze is made with copper oxide and gives a fiery red finish that became known as ‘flambe’ and Royal Doulton were European pioneers of the traditional Chinese glazing technique.

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What is a Character Jug or a Toby Jug?

Royal Doulton have produced character jugs since the early 1900s, where a character jug features the head and shoulders of a figure, and a Toby jug traditionally will display the entire body of a character.

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Check Out the Chintz!

The phrasing “Chintz Pottery” describes chinaware and ceramics that are decorated in an all-over dense floral pattern, and was once banned in England! Take a look at our upcoming auction for some choice Chintz pieces.

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How Much is My Moorcroft Vase Worth?

We have sold many Moorcroft vases in our time, reaching an amazing £17,200 hammer price for a Moorcroft Flambe vase in 2015. Find out if you have a valuable Moorcroft vase in your possession.

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A Shout Out to Shelley!

We have a magical collection of Shelley Pottery coming up for sale in the 14th March Antiques and Fine Art Auction. Take a look at some of the choice pieces that will be available.

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Getting Well Stuffed – Taxidermy Trends At Auction

Our ‘Words of Wisdom’ today are from local antiques auctioneers Louis Taylors who are going to touch on Taxidermy in the world of antiques. If you are curious about trends in taxidermy at auction, then read on!

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Bargains To Be Had At Car Boots, the Local Tip & Charity Shops

Our valuer Rod walks us through his thoughts on when people with valuable possessions unwittingly sell or give away items through car boots, table top sales and charity shops. A guide to help you avoid the pitfalls!

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Fine Art Preview: Highlights Of Our Up-Coming November Fine Art Auction

Our next auction of fine art will be a three-day sale at our Silverdale saleroom on the 8th, 9th and 10th November 2019. Take a look at some of the highlighted lots we’re most excited about.

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Enid Seeney Homemaker Uncovered

Enid Seeney… who, you might ask? Well Enid was a designer and an artist who quietly designed and created the iconic ‘Homemaker’ designs produced on ceramics and other materials in the 1950's. Find out about her fascinating career.

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Dealing With Probate? Let Us Guide You Through The Process Of Valuing An Estate

Dealing with probate after the death of a loved one always comes at the very worst time if you're also a close relative as well as executor. Let us guide you through the trickiest part of probate, which is getting an accurate estimate on an estate.

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How do I bring my items to Potteries Auctions for a valuation?

Find out where our free valuations days in and around Staffordshire are, and make some time to come and see us with your valuables for an auction price estimate.

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Cobridge flash furniture sale

On Sunday 29th September we will be holding an auction at our Cobridge saleroom. As well as lost courier items, Antiques, Pottery, and Furniture we will have a large amount of carpentry machinery for sale.

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Royal Doulton Designer & Modeller: Charles J Noke

Charles Noke was a premier designer and modeler for Royal Doulton. Read about his life and career and discover some of the pieces we've auctioned by Noke.

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The Life Of The Barlow Sisters Of Royal Doulton

Two famous Lambeth School Of Art artists, Hannah and Florence Barlow, worked for Doulton in the 1870s painting pottery for Doulton at their factory in Lambeth.

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Susie Cooper

Susie Cooper from Burslem was a prolific ceramic designer in the early 20th century whose career spanned seven decades. Read about Susie Cooper's career.

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A Brief History Of Royal Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby is one of the oldest remaining English porcelain manufacturers, and is based fairly locally to Potteries Auctions in Osmaston Road, Derby. Read this brief history of this manufacturer.

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MECCANO

Meccano enables the building of working models and mechanical devices.

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Ceramic Furniture Rests

Ceramic Furniture Rests available in our July 14th Antiques, Rare Pottery & Fine Art Auction

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Andrew Hull

Andrew Hull is a freelance Artist, Designer & Sculptor.

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Top Selling Lots of 10th March Fine Art Sale

The top selling lots of our first Fine Art Sale of 2018!

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Diamonds Are Forever, sold in our first Fine Art Sale of 2018

Some lovely jewellery sold in the March 10th Fine Art and Antique Sale.

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Kobe Dolls

Unusual mechanical doll unique to Kobe, Japan

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Shelley Pottery

Shelley - best known for fine bone china...

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WH Goss

Portrait of a local lady from Alsager in our next Fine Art Sale

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November News

A round up of Novembers Fine Art & Antiques Auction

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Toys

There is a wonderful selection of toys on sale in our Antiques, Rare Pottery & Fine Art Auction on Sunday 12th November

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Whisky or Whiskey... we have many bottles coming up in our November Sale

There is a whisky for everyone, from peaty single malt Scotch to new Irish releases to smooth American Bourbon and Rye.

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Pâte-sur-Pâte

We have a number of Pâte-sur-pâte items coming up in our November 11th Fine Art Sale.

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Are you looking to sell your collection?

We are currently taking entries for the next Fine Art Sale. Contact us today!

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Jack Simcock

Jack Simcock was a local artist from Biddulph.

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June Auction Highlights!

On June 10th and 11th we held a two day Antique and Fine Art Auction. Read about the highlights here.........

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We measure up . . .

Lot 294 one of the top 25 highest selling lots.

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Royal Doulton Flambe

Royal Doulton's famous lustrous red glaze.

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Reginald Johnson

Reg Johnson Studio Figures coming up in our June 10th Fine Art Sale

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Model Railways

The hobby of model railways.

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A snippet of history....

An interesting letter from a man stationed on SS Britannic dated 23 February 1916.

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WADE COLLECTABLES

Wade Ceramics as popular as they were back in the 1950s!

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Catalogue Available Now!

The catalogue for the February 11th Antiques & Fine Art Auction is now available!

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Oriental Ivory Figures

Oriental Figures in our September 25th Antiques & Fine Art Sale

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Top 25 Highest Selling Lots

Read about the top selling lots and highlights of the July 30th Sale

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Fine Art & Antique Auction News

We held the first Fine Art & Antique Auction of 2016 on February 27th

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2015 Fine Arts Review

Potteries Auctions' first ever Fine Art sale at our Silverdale Showroom was held in April whilst the second sale followed in September. Over 2300 lots went under the hammer in these sales and generated some exceptional realised prices.

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WANTED

Do you have any Antique or Fine Art items that you are looking to sell in the immediate future? We are currently taking quality entries for the Fine Art sale on 26th September. The closing date for entries is 22nd August.

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2015 Auction Dates

Our new format for our auctions in 2015 will be Saturday sales day, usually on the last Saturday of the month (except December).

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