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Is Lorna Bailey Pottery Collectible?

In the realm of collectibles, few things hold the allure and charm of pottery. Each piece tells a story, weaving together craftsmanship, history and artistic expression. Among the many pottery brands that have left their mark on British pottery enthusiasts, one name that stands out is Lorna Bailey. Lorna Bailey’s journey into creating pottery started …

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Where Can I Sell My Advertising Collectables?

Advertising collectables have been around for centuries. Harking back to a bygone era, they can instil a sense of nostalgia, or serve as a decorative, yet charming connection to the past. Either way, they have been attracting interest from collectors, redecorators and brand enthusiasts. Some even realise incredible prices at auction. Considered the ‘Holy Grail’ …

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The March 2024 Rare Ceramics, Jewellery & Collectables Auction

This gorgeous 19th Century Meissen mantle clock will be featured, with an estimate of £5,000-£6,000. Lot 268. The clock is ticking down to our first Fine Art auction of the year, with a stunning variety of items to be offered in our March Rare Ceramics, Jewellery & Collectables Auction, featuring a superlative collection of Royal …

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9ct Gold Jewellery, British Pottery & More up for Auction in February 2024

This Lot of three Shelley Mode shape trios, together with an Eve shape trio, will be featured in our February Antique & Collectors auction. Lot 499A, estimate £100-£150 We have some fantastic items coming up in this month’s Antique & Collectors auction. Fancy treating yourself to a new watch? Feel like your home interior needs …

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What’s My Royal Albert China Worth? Tea Sets & Dinnerware at Auction

Royal Albert China had its origins in 1896 in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, when the Albert Works pottery was purchased by Thomas Clark Wild. The following year, under the brand name Albert Crown China, Thomas Wild & Co. produced bone china pieces to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The St Mary’s Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent which came into …

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Burslem School of Art in Focus: Jack Simcock, Arthur Berry & More

As an auction house based in the heart of the Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent, we are proud to have 20th century art for sale from local artists, and continue to look for more. Read on for some details about the artists’ works we sell. The Burslem School of Art: a place synonymous with northern art. (Credit: …

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Antique Furniture for Sale in January 2024

The New Year beckons, and with it comes an opportunity to spruce up your home with some quality furniture items. January 2024 at Potteries Auctions promises a wonderful collection of 19th Century, Victorian and Edwardian antique furniture for sale. Lot 479 in our January 12th Antique & Collectors auction is this lovely heavily carved glazed …

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What is My Wedgwood Jasperware Worth?

Wedgwood Jasperware is one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable ceramic wares. It is celebrated and sought-after by collectors the world over. Rare pieces, in particular, can be quite valuable – so, what is your Wedgwood Jasperware worth? Sold at John Moran Auctioneers in California, this pair of Pegasus vases sold for $17,250, in March …

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Pottery, Jewellery, Furniture & More: Best Sellers at Auction

Our last premium sale of the year saw over 2,200 lots go under the hammer, with some incredible prices achieved for expensive jewellery, pottery and more. Starting with the wonderful selection of paintings and pictures that were offered, these comprised a variety of oil paintings, watercolours, prints and more. Included in particular were a number …

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Mouseman Furniture at Auction

Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, known for his iconic mouse signature and exquisite 20th century oak furniture, remains a celebrated figure whose legacy continues to captivate art and woodworking enthusiasts alike. Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson at work in his workshop. (Credit: robertthompsons.co.uk) Who Was Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson? Born on 7th May 1876, Robert Thompson lived in Kilburn, North …

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Buy Rare Bunnykins Figurines

An example of the Bunnykins nursery ware range. Credit: royaldoulton.com First introduced in 1934 as a range of nursery tableware featuring anthropomorphised rabbits, Bunnykins was briefly expanded into a range of figurines in 1939, with six different figures produced, before the outbreak of WWII curtailed production. Eventually reintroduced in 1969, the variety of figurines increased …

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Jack Simcock Paintings Return Home for Auction

A portrait photograph of Jack Simcock (Credit: jacksimcock.com) The Rise of Simcock Jack Simcock was born in 1929 to a mining family in Biddulph, Staffordshire. After attending the Junior Technical School in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent and then working in the drawing office of a coalmining machinery design and manufacturing company, he was conscripted into the army …

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British Ceramics, Jewellery & Collectables Auctions: October 2023 Preview

Read on to see our October 2023 preview of exciting ceramics, jewellery, military, toys, antique furniture and more items. To be featured in our October Antique & Collectors auction, this extremely rare Royal Worcester classical figure, Lot 126, is estimated at £150-£300. This month’s sales, at Silverdale and our Stoke-on-Trent saleroom in Cobridge, will be …

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The Creative Minds Behind our Moorcroft Collections

Moorcroft pottery is a staple of our auctions, with rare, sought-after items sold each sale. Let’s look at the creatives behind these works. This wonderful Swallow Tail trial vase will be featured in our upcoming November Fine Art auction, with an estimate of £900-£1,800. William Moorcroft’s Vision William Moorcroft began his career in 1897, when …

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Auction Preview: 20th Century Pottery, Jewellery & Furniture

Sep 2023 This month we have over 2,000 lots for you to explore over 3 auctions of 20th Century Pottery, Collectables, Jewellery and Furniture. You can view the catalogues for auctions here. A quick reminder that we are offering a reduced buyer’s premium of 20% for all in-person bidders, so come on down to our …

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Clarice Cliff’s Rhodanthe: Rare Collection Up For Auction

Coming Nov ’23 We are thrilled to present an exceptional collection of Clarice Cliff’s Rhodanthe designs. This was acquired from a passionate collector who meticulously preserved these treasures. Our auction, scheduled for November, offers an opportunity for individuals to own a piece of design history from one of the most renowned ceramic artists of all …

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Jewellery, Furniture, 20th Century Pottery & more: Preview

August 2023 With three auctions of Jewellery, Furniture, 20th Century Pottery, and other items next month, we are looking forward to seeing some exciting sales! As always, we have some incredible pottery for esteemed buyers including big names Crown Devon, Moorcroft, Beswick, Wedgwood & Royal Doulton. Lot 160: Crown Devon Matta jade Fairy Castle patterned …

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170 Lots of Unique Kevin Francis / Peggy Davis Collectables

Kevin Francis collectables are synonymous with unconventional handcrafted figurines that delight collectors everywhere. Since 1981, they have been wowing collectors with their daring and unconventional handcrafted figurines that defy the ordinary. With traditional production methods, their brazen designs stand out, attracting enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. Lot 401: Kevin Francis / Peggy Davies …

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British Pottery, Furniture, Dinner & Teaware Cobridge Auction Preview

July 2023 Our second Cobridge sale of this month is just around the corner! We couldn’t be more excited to showcase a fantastic selection of Pottery, Furniture, Dinner & Teaware. There are a number of many unreserved items as well! Let’s dive right into the preview of our most anticipated items, and you can view …

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