BEATLES fans have the chance to get their hands on a very special item once owned by one of the Fab Four when it goes under the hammer in the North East next week. Among items going to auction at Featonby’s Auctioneers & Valuers in North Shields is a rare Royal Doulton Figurine once … Continue reading "Rare Item Owned by the Late John Lennon to Go under the Hammer in North Shields"
Looking to get your hands on gorgeous vintage ceramics for your home, or cash in on a historic Spanish figurine you own? At Featonby’s, we’ve helped customers buy and sell Lladró ornaments for a deserving price – and it’s not hard to see why these one-of-a-kind collectibles are eternally in such high demand. … Continue reading "A Passion for Porcelain"
One of the world’s largest independent collections of Lladró is to be auctioned off by Featonby’s Auctioneers starting with a sale on Monday 25th March at 11am. The most sought-after piece in the collection is the beautifully detailed limited-edition Cinderella’s Arrival. Cinderella’s Arrival has had only 1500 hand crafted pieces made and is one of … Continue reading "Limited Edition Lladró “Cinderella’s Arrival” Porcelain Figurine"
North Shields-born artist Victor Rainbird died on this day in 1936. The talented lad from North Shields who, during his short professional career, recorded for posterity the everyday sights and scenes that he saw around the Fish Quay, old North Shields, Cullercoats & Whitley Bay in the period before and after WWI. … Continue reading "Victor Noble Rainbird"
There’s nothing like a sense of nostalgia. It gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling that you just can’t beat – and that’s why it makes sense to surround ourselves with some nostalgic items we love in our home. Most of us spend much of our relaxation time in our living rooms, so it’s great to … Continue reading "5 Vintage Decor Ideas to Add Retro Chic to Your Living Room"
If you’ve ever visited our auction house in North Shields, near Newcastle, you’ll know the feeling when you spot a diamond in the rough. Whether you’re sorting through the antiques for sale in person ahead of our weekly auctions, or you’re simply browsing through our list of lots online – the explosive excitement that erupts … Continue reading "How to: Transform Unloved Auction Items into Treasures for Your Home"
If you’ve got a passion for the past and you’d like to share this with friends and family, an evening dinner party soiree might offer just the occasion. Whether you’re throwing it way back to the roaring 20s or submerging your guests in 60s psychedelia, there are plenty of different decades and eras that make … Continue reading "5 Key Ingredients for an Authentic Vintage Dinner Party"
It’s no secret that us Geordies are proud of our identity. Whether we’re flocking to St James’ Park to support The Magpies or proudly drinking Broon when we’re relaxing abroad, the locals in our region wear their identity like a badge of honour – exactly as it should be. Outside of the city, the wider … Continue reading "North East History: A Timeline of Tradition, Culture and Memorabilia"
After Sunday’s result, it’s finally starting to sink in that the football is not coming home after all. But that isn’t to say, however, that you can’t take a piece of football home with you from one of our North East auctions. You can probably remember your first ever football match – hand in hand … Continue reading "Football Memorabilia: Take Home a Piece of Sporting History"
Here at Featonby’s, we’re no strangers to seeing some weird and wonderful collectibles among our lots – and when it comes to antique porcelain and china items, that’s no different. From Britain’s very own Royal Worcester to Spanish-born brand Lladró, the antiques market is positively packed with impressive antique homeware. Join us today, as we … Continue reading "The Origins of Antique Porcelain and China"