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

Debbie Porter

Our December sale is our last auction of the year! This two-day online auction will be taking place at 10am on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th December. We are offering in-person viewing for this auction by appointment only on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th December, 9am-3.30pm. You can also check out our online catalogue for more information on the available lots or, alternatively, contact us to arrange a video call to view lots you are interested in or to take advantage of our comprehensive email condition report service.

Due to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a limited number of bidders in person by appointment onlyPlease bear in mind that for both the safety of our staff and other bidders, it’s now mandatory 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 The Saleroom and Easylive Auctions, or commission bids can be made through Potteries Auctions. Find out more on how to submit a commissioned bid at auction. We also accept telephone bidding, so please contact us to arrange that beforehand if you wish to bid over the phone.

Four Royal Doulton Bunnykins figures: Boy Skater, Bedtime, Boy Scout, and The Bride

We have many adorable Royal Doulton Bunnykins figures in our December sale, including these interesting figures that are all painted in different colourways to the usual figure. (L-R) This Bunnykins Boy Skater figure is estimated to sell for £25-£50, while the Bedtime figure, Boy Scout and The Bride are all predicted to sell for £40-£80.

A collection of Wedgwood tea, coffee and dinner ware in the Lambourn design

Lot 673 is a collection of Wedgwood tea, coffee and dinner ware in the Lambourn design, estimated to sell for £100-£200.

Our December auction is set to feature a fantastic collection of 20th-century pottery, including Royal Doulton figurines and Bunnykins, Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Wedgwood, Royal Albert, and Peggy Davies & Kevin Francis, as well as a varied selection of furniture and household items.

As always, we have a large selection of watches and jewellery going under the hammer, including rings, necklaces, bangles, brooches, earrings, and costume jewellery, which always prove popular with our buyers, as well as gold and silverware.

A 9ct gold graduated watch chain with a 9ct gold bloodstone and carnelian swivel fob

Lot 489 is a 9ct gold graduated watch chain, together with a 9ct gold bloodstone and carnelian swivel fob, with an estimate of £160-£320.

A Rolex Tudor mid-century gents wristwatch

This Rolex Tudor mid-century gents wrist watch is set to sell for £120-£240.

We have numerous unreserved tray lots of good tea, coffee and dinnerware, plus bric-a-brac, books, Christmas themed items, stocking fillers, metal ware, mixed pottery, and vintage and collector’s items. This month’s lots also feature a selection of very large collection of Thunderbird memorabilia, including toys, characters, artwork and ephemera.

Check out some of the highlights of what we have on offer throughout this article, and don’t forget you can find our online catalogue here for the full range of lots available at auction this month. We’re sure you’ll find some fantastic Christmas presents for all the family!

A collection of vintage camera equipment, including a Canon Z115, Pentax Zoom 90, Brownies, Agfa and more

Lot 898C is a collection of vintage camera equipment, including a Canon Z115, Pentax Zoom 90, Brownies, Agfa and more. Set to be a steal at £20-£40!

A mid-century Ercol Minerva coffee table

Mid-century furniture has really made a comeback over the past couple of years. Why not treat yourself to this mid-century Ercol Minerva coffee table?

A Kevin Francis/Peggy Davies ceramics erotic The Temptress figure

Lot 49A is a Kevin Francis/Peggy Davies ceramics erotic The Temptress figure, with an artist original colourway by Victoria Bourne, and is set to sell for £125-£250.

English Classic Thunderbird Porcelains figures of Brains, Virgil, Scott and Alan Tracy, Peneolope and Parker

We have a large collection of Thunderbirds collectables going under the hammer this month, such as these English Classic Porcelains figures of Brains, Virgil, Scott and Alan Tracy, Lady Penelope, and Parker. Each one comes with an estimated price of £50-£100. Perfect for the Thunderbirds enthusiast in your life this giving season!

Our first sale of 2022 is scheduled for 7th-8th January at our Silverdale saleroom, and our next Cobridge auction is scheduled for 30th January. The details for both will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page in the coming weeks.

If you have 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 items from household goods to antiques. You can join us at one of our valuation days every Tuesday. Email us for an appointment or 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.