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Specialist Pottery Departments

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Potteries Auctions is an auction house in the heart of the Staffordshire Potteries with two salerooms; our Silverdale Saleroom in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and our Cobridge Saleroom in Cobridge on the edge of the City Centre.

Established in 1991, we are now one of the leading Auction Houses dealing in 20th Century British Pottery. We were the first auction house to specialise in selling Royal Doulton and Beswick Pottery. We have also acheived world record prices on Royal Doulton, Beswick and Carlton Ware.

As well as pottery as a specialism, we also auction in a full range of other areas, including Paintings, Prints and Fine ArtEphemera & BooksJewelleryWatches & TimepiecesCollectables and Photographic items. Take a look at our Specialist Departments page for a full list of specialist areas.

Additionally, at our Cobridge saleroom, we sell commercial, house clearance, commercial/office clearance, lost courier items, bankrupt and closing down sales as well as 20th Century ceramics, furniture and collectables.

When are our auctions?

We also hold regular Fine Art auctions at our Silverdale Saleroom in March, July and November each year.

We hold three auctions per month with sales attracting a lot of interest with collectors both nationally and internationally. See our auctions page for all auction dates, sale information and the auction catalogues which are fully illustrated, enabling you to inspect lots before the sale.

Note: Submissions for our fine art sales close 2 months prior to the sale for inclusion.

How do I see what’s coming up for auction?

Catalogues are available on our website or you can subscribe to have full colour catalogues sent direct to you. Send £15 postage with your name, address, email and telephone number together with the details of what you collect.

Customer service, postage & packing service for buyers

We pride ourselves on the levels of customer care and service we offer our customers, and offer a range of ‘extra services’ such as in-house packing to ensure any items that need to be shipped across the UK or internationally are carefully packed by experienced packers to avoid in transit damage.

Many of our buyers submit online bids, or cannot make it to the auction room, and so Potteries Auctions is unique in offering the valuable service of careful packaging of items bought.

How do I submit something for a valuation?

We are experts in the field of pottery valuations and welcome all pottery including: Royal Doulton, Beswick Pottery, Moorcroft, Wedgwood, Wade Pottery, Royal Crown Derby, Minton, Carlton Ware, W H Goss, Clarice Cliff, Charlotte Rhead and Lladro

Find more details about our valuation days on the Valuations section of our website where you can find out where to bring your items.  If you are unable to attend in person, we also accept emails to with details and a photograph (e.g. make, model, model number, measurements, condition) and one of our experts will provide information and auction estimates.

We also conduct valuations via Whatsapp, please send your images to +44 7864 667940 and one of our valuers will get back to you shortly.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01782 638100 to arrange an appointment if you would like to arrange a house call for full house clearances or for large immovable or valuable items.

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