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Who was Charles Vyse? Plus Upcoming Charles Vyse Ceramics at Our July Fine Art Sale

Potteries Auctions has been host to many ceramic artists over the years, especially to local favourites. Learn more about local ceramic artist, Charles Vyse, as well as upcoming Charles Vyse pieces in our July Fine Art sale.

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

There are some great items going under the hammer in our two-day auction this month, including 20th-century pottery, chess sets, watches and more! Read about what’s up for auction on 13th-14th May.

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Which Royal Doulton Bunnykins are Popular at Auction?

Has a Royal Doulton Bunnykins captured your heart? Have you uncovered some interesting Bunnykins pieces in your home and want to know more about markings and backstamps? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned collector? We can help! Read on to find out more.

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Highlights from our March 2022 Fine Art Sale

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our March Fine Art sale, including a large selection of rare British pottery, coins, art and more.

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Upcoming Kevin Francis Peggy Davies Ceramics Pieces in our March Fine Art Sale

Kevin Francis Peggy Davies figurines are highly sought-after and cover many fascinating subjects. Check out some of the wonderful pieces we have coming up for auction in our March Fine Art sale throughout this article.

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A Guide to W H Goss Pottery Markings

Looking to start buying or selling WH Goss pottery and ceramics at auction? Want to know more about the W H Goss markings and backstamps? Potteries Auctions can help. Read on to find out more!

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A Preview of our February Auction – Lorna Bailey Salt & Pepper Shakers and 20th Century Pottery!

There are some great items up for grabs in our two-day auction this month, including Lorna Bailey salt & pepper shakers, 20th Century pottery, Royal Doulton figurines and a selection of jewellery! Read about what’s up for auction on 11-12 February.

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A Recap of Our November Fine Art Sale

With our next Fine Art sale soon approaching on March 11th, we’d like to showcase some of our best results from our previous Fine Art sale from this past November.

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Highlights from our January 2022 Auction

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our first auction of 2022, including a large selection of 20th-century British pottery and teaware, wristwatches, gold sovereigns and more.

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A Preview of our January Auction – Armour, 20th Century Pottery, Thunderbirds, and More!

We’re kicking off the new year with our first two-day auction of 2022 this week, including 20th-century pottery, more Thunderbirds collectables and even armour! Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 7-8 January.

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Highlights from our December 2021 Auction

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our December auction, including a large selection of 20th-century British pottery, mid-century furniture, collectable trading cards and more.

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A Preview of our December Auction – Thunderbirds, 20th Century Pottery, Jewellery, and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day auction this December, including 20th-century pottery, a large selection of jewellery, Thunderbirds collectables and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 10-11 December.

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Highlights from our November 2021 Fine Art Sale

Take a look at some of the sale highlights that fetched a good price at our November Fine Art sale, including a large selection of rare British pottery, timepieces, housewares and more.

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A Preview of our November Fine Art Sale – Rare British Pottery, Jewellery and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our online Fine Art sale this month, including a large collection of rare British pottery pieces, gold jewellery and more. Read more about these and other lots due for auction on 11-13 November.

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Who was Reginald George Haggar? Plus Haggar’s Final Sketch in our November Fine Art Sale

Reginald Haggar was a British artist that worked as a ceramic designer and later a teacher in Staffordshire, before becoming a full time artist. Find out more about his life and what is believed to be his final creation as part of our Fine Art sale.

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A Preview of our October Auction – 20th Century Pottery, Jewellery, Bears and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day auction this October, including 20th-century pottery, a large selection of jewellery, teddy bears and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 8-9 October.

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A Preview of our September Auction – 20th Century Pottery, Furniture, Books and More!

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day auction this September, including 20th-century pottery, a large selection of books, furniture and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 10-11 September.

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Is My Vintage Seiko Watch Worth Anything at Auction?

From Rolex and Omega to Patek Philippe, we love watches. But there’s one watch brand we don’t see often enough, and it might not be the brand you’re thinking of. Read on to find out if your vintage Seiko watch is a potentially valuable piece.

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

We’ve got some great pieces coming up in our two-day auction this August, including 20th-century pottery, a large selection of jewellery, furniture and more. Read all about what we’ve got upcoming for auction on 13-14 August.

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A Guide to Royal Albert China Markings

Royal Albert China is one of the most recognisable tableware manufacturers. With a distinct style and quality, Royal Albert China makes for a great addition to any collector’s range. Read on to find out how much yours might be worth!

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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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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 Royal Worcester Pottery & Porcelain Backstamps

Royal Worcester is well-known for its quality porcelain. We’ve created a guide to the most common Royal Worcester markings to help you identify backstamps and potentially how valuable or collectable your pieces could be. Read on to find out more!

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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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Who was Colin Melbourne? Plus Upcoming Pieces in Our Special Two-Day Beswick & Royal Doulton Auction

We’ve got some great items from local artist and potter Colin Melbourne coming up in our special two-day Beswick and Royal Doulton auction this month. Find out more about his history and check out some of the pieces we have coming up on 7-8 May.

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Are My Old Beatles Records Worth Anything?

Got a stack of old vinyl records sat collecting dust? You might want to consider digging them out, especially if there’s any Beatles records in there! Let us help you decide if your old records are valuable and worth selling at auction.

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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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A Guide to Clarice Cliff Pottery Markings

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

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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 Spode Pottery Markings

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

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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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A Guide to Royal Crown Derby Pottery Markings

Our Royal Crown Derby marking guide will help you identify markings and dates of your Royal Crown Derby 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 Guide to Royal Doulton Pottery Markings

Our Royal Doulton markings guide will help you identify marks and styles and teach you how to spot valuable and collectable Royal Doulton pottery pieces. Read on to find out 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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A Guide to Wade Pottery Markings

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Find A Surprising Range Of Business Related Items In Our Commercial Auction Sales

At Potteries Auctions we are increasingly holding commercial sales as businesses fold during Covid19, as well as handle the sales of lost courier parcels, meaning the sales are very varied indeed!

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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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Potteries Auctions’ Switch to Online Auctioning During Covid-19 Has Helped Us Reach New Audiences

We’ve seen during Covid-19, that our switch to online-only auctions has helped us reach high prices and attract brand new audiences from across the world. See the results for yourself.

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The Life and Career of Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff’s career in pottery started at the tender age of 13, which gave her a long grounding in establishing her own pottery. Clarice Cliff is now an iconic brand recognised by everyone.

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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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The Perennial Popularity of Royal Doulton Figures

Royal Doulton is well-known for a wide range of figurines that are highly collectable around the world, making these an excellent investment for resale eventually at auction. Read on for more info.

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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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Are All Rolex Watches Valuable?

The word Rolex is synonymous with the phrase ‘luxury watch’ and also ‘valuable watch’! But it is not every Rolex that will command a huge price at auction. Read on to find out more on how to spot whether your Rolex is valuable.

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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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Is That Tea Set Worth Anything?

You might have inherited a tea set from a distant relative and it’s just gathering dust in the back of a cupboard. You don’t want to throw it away, but you don’t want to use it either. Let’s figure out if your tea set is worth anything.

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Where can I sell my gold?

With gold prices at an all-time high in the UK right now, it’s a great time to sell those unworn pieces of gold jewellery, or to take a look over the pieces you have had in a drawer for years.

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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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Wrist.Watch.Waterproof – Do you have a Dirty Dozen Vintage Military Watch?

Whilst watches supplied to the British Army could be basic during World War II, those supplied to the RAF were usually of a much higher grade. The now famous “WWW” watches were also known as the “Dirty Dozen” and were issued in 1945. Find out...

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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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Selling a collection at auction?

A useful insight into the benefits of selling your collection at auction.

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Local Artists At Potteries Auctions

Across our auctions we have had a diverse range of art available, including the work of many local artists.

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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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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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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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January Roundup

An insight into January 13th Auction

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November News

A round up of Novembers Fine Art & Antiques Auction

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Harry Tittensor

Harry Tittensor an artist and potter from Burslem.

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Royal Doulton Character Jugs

A collection of Character Jugs featuring the Great Military Leaders & WWI Military Leaders Series

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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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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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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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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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Top 25 Highest Selling Lots

Read about the top selling lots and highlights of the first Antique, Rare Pottery & Fine Art Sale of 2017.

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February the month of romance

A wartime love story......

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WADE COLLECTABLES

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

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