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How to: Transform Unloved Auction Items into Treasures for Your Home

vintage auction wall art
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"

North East History: A Timeline of Tradition, Culture and Memorabilia

Newcastle’s Bigg Market in the early 20th century
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"

The Origins of Antique Porcelain and China

porcelain cups, saucers and milk jug
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"

Interior Design Tips: Filling Your Home with Vintage Auction Treasures

vintage chairs next to table
The UK antiques market is worth billions of pounds, and is a valuable segment of the UK economy. However, this post is not about how much money you could earn by bidding in antique auctions – as today, we’re focusing on what a vintage overhaul could do to your home’s interior. You’ll be surprised as … Continue reading "Interior Design Tips: Filling Your Home with Vintage Auction Treasures"