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Highlights from our July Fine Art Sale

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our online July Fine Art sale, including a large selection of rare pottery, timepieces, gold jewellery and much more.

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Wedgwood, Wedgwood & More Wedgwood! Upcoming Items in our July Fine Art Sale

We’ve got some fantastic Wedgwood pieces coming up in our three-day July Fine Art sale. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 8-10 July.

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Upcoming Local Interest Items in our July Fine Art Sale – Pottery, Paintings, Books, and More!

We’ve got some great local interest items coming up in our three-day Fine Art sale this July. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 8-10 July, including local pottery, paintings, books and more!

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A Preview of our June Online Auction – 20th Century Pottery, Furniture, Jewellery and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day online auction this June, including 20th-century pottery, jewellery, a large selection of furniture and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 11-12 June.

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A Guide to Beswick Pottery Markings

Beswick pottery is often a top seller at auction, reaching incredible prices due of its interesting & collectable nature. Here’s our guide to the most popular and valuable Beswick pieces to help you identify your rare, and possibly profitable, item...

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

Take a look at some of the sale highlights from our special two-day Beswick & Royal Doulton Auction, including rare animal figures, Bunnykins, Beatrix Potter, Colin Melbourne designs, Beswick Ware and more!

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A Preview of our April Cobridge Auction – Records, Records and More Records!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our Cobridge auction this weekend, including 20th-century pottery, unreserved courier lost items, and a large collection of vinyl records. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 25th April.

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A Preview of our April Online Auction – McDonald’s Happy Meal Collectables and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day online auction this April, including 20th-century pottery, jewellery, McDonald’s collectable toys and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 9-10 April.

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Highlights from our March Fine Art Sale

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our online March Fine Art sale, including a large selection of rare pottery, gold jewellery, tribal art and much more.

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A Preview of our March Fine Art Sale – Rare Royal Doulton, Gold Jewellery and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our online Fine Art sale this month, including a large collection of Royal Doulton pieces, gold jewellery and more. Read more about these and other lots due for auction on 12-13 March.

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Highlights from our February Online Auction

Take a look at some of the sale highlights from our February online auction, including a selection of rare pottery and dinnerware, gold sovereigns, large collections of art books and more.

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One of the World’s Largest Beswick Collections is Coming to Potteries Auctions this May!

We’ve just welcomed a huge collection of Beswick pieces from stateside to our saleroom, which we will be selling this May as its own specialist auction. Read on to find out more about the collection, the collector and the auction!

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A Preview of our February Online Auction – Bunnykins, Moorcroft, Furniture and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day online auction this February, including 20th-century pottery, jewellery, furniture and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 12-13 February.

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A Guide to Moorcroft Pottery Markings

Our Moorcroft marking guide will help you identify markings and dates of your Moorcroft pottery pieces, teaching you to spot valuable and rare items. Read on to find out more!

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Highlights from our January Online Auction

Take a look at some of the sale highlights from our first online auction of the year, including a selection of rare pottery and character figures, gold jewellery, charming Art Deco pieces and more.

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A Preview of our January Online Auction – Pottery, Watches, Jewellery and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day online January auction, including 20th-century pottery, jewellery, watches and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 8-9 January.

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Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021! Our 2020 Successes and 2021 Wishlist

2020 has provided its own unique trials and tribulations, but at Potteries Auctions we’ve been extremely fortunate to find continued success during these strange times. Read our round-up of 2020 and what’s on our wishlist for 2021!

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Highlights from our December Auction

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our December online auction, including a selection of watches and jewellery, rare pottery, Swarovski pieces and much more.

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A Preview of our December Online Auction – Swarovski, Pottery, Watches and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day online December auction, including Swarovski pieces, 20th-century pottery, antique furniture, watches and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 11-12 December.

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Highlights from our November Fine Art Sale

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our online November Fine Art sale, including a selection of rare pottery and housewares, watches, vintage comics and much more.

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Are My Vintage Comic Books Worth Anything?

Got a stack of old comic books sat collecting dust? You might want to consider digging them out and selling at auction. Let us help you decide if your vintage comics are valuable, plus check out the range of comics available in our upcoming sale.

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A Preview of our November Fine Art Sale – Rare Wedgwood, Vintage Comics and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our online Fine Art sale this month, including a large collection of rare Wedgwood pottery, vintage comics and more. Read more about these and other lots due for auction on 13-14 November.

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Check out Potteries Auctions’ Catalogues Exclusively Online for Free

Our auction catalogues are now exclusively available online for free on our website. Read on to find out more.

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A Guide to Wedgwood Pottery Markings

Our Wedgwood Pottery markings guide will help you identify marks and styles and teach you how to spot lavish and collectable Wedgwood pieces. Read on to find out more!

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Highlights from our October Online Auction

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our October online auction this month, including a selection of furniture, jewellery, rare pottery and much more.

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There’s No Better Time to Sell at Online Auction Than Right Now

Our online auctions have been popular with both new and existing audiences since lockdown began and have seen some really high sale prices being achieved. So if you’ve been thinking of selling at auction then there’s no time like the present!

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A Preview of our October Auction

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day online October auction, including 20th-century pottery, antique furniture, gold jewellery and more. Read more about these and other lots due for auction on 9-10 October.

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Highlights from our September Fine Art Sale

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our September online auction this month, including a selection of watches and clocks, jewellery, rare pottery and much more.

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Shelley Tea Ware Steals the Show at September Sale

We had a wonderful range of Shelley china pieces, namely tea sets and dinnerware, that proved to be wildly popular at our September auction this past weekend. Find out more about them here.

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Who was ‘Cliff the Clock’? Plus Upcoming Clock Pieces in our September Auction

‘Cliff the clock’ was one of the finest clock and watch repairers in Staffordshire, with a passion for clocks, watches and antiques. Find out more about his life and some of the excellent clocks coming up in our September sale.

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A Preview of our September Fine Art Sale

We’ve got some excellent pieces coming up in our two-day online September Fine Art sale, including rare pottery, antique furniture, gold jewellery and more. Read more about these and other lots due for auction on 12-13 September.

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The History of Martin Brothers Pottery

The avant-garde pottery of the Martin Brothers is highly sought after at auction due to their eccentricity and unique style. Find out more about the brothers’ history, Martinware and the pieces we have coming up in our Fine Art sale this September.

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Highlights from our August Auction Sale

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our August online auction this month, including a selection of swords, jewellery, pottery and much more.

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The Wonderful History of Wade Pottery

Originally founded in 1810, Wade Pottery has become one of Britain’s most revered manufacturers and has committed many iconic moments in 20th century history to ceramic.

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A Preview of our August Auction – Furniture, Pottery and Swords!

We’ve got some choice pieces coming up for auction in our two-day online August sale, including a sizeable section of furniture. Read more about these and other lots due for auction on 8-9 August.

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The Artists Behind Wedgwood Pottery

Founded in 1759, Wedgwood pottery is known for its quality and innovative British design. Find out more about the artists that have made Wedgwood the household name it is today.

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Highlights from our July Auction Sale

Take a look at some of the star pieces that fetched a good price at our July auction earlier this month, including a selection of guns, 20th-century pottery pieces and much more.

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Highlights of the next auction in July – Pottery, Jewellery and Guns!

We’ve got some choice pieces coming up for auction in our July sale at Silverdale including a sizeable section of guns. Read more about these and other lots due for auction on 11 July.

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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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