Bernard Benedict Hemy (1855-1913) The youngest brother of acclaimed British marine watercolorist Charles Napier Hemy (1841-1917) and Thomas Hemy (1852-1937) also a marine painter, Bernard Benedict Hemy, more often referred to as BB Hemy, was born in Australia where his family had emigrated in 1852. Like both of his siblings, he later returned to his … Continue reading "BB Hemy – One Of His Finest Paintings Up For Auction"
****Important Notice – Change of Date**** Date change to Thursday 27th June – Further info will follow and this page will be amended Production teams from BBC’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip are heading to the best and premier Auction house in the North East early next month. Featonby’s Auctioneers & Valuers Established in 1923 will … Continue reading "Celebrities Heading To The North East In Search Of Hidden Treasure"
Featonby’s offer a discreet, professional and economic house clearance service across the North East of England and beyond. We are able to assist in all aspects from initial consultation, valuation, collection and sale, through to disposal of unsaleable items and full cleaning of a property in preparation for sale. Utilising the house clearance service offered … Continue reading "House Clearances"
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 "Died on this day: 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"