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Rare Item Owned by the Late John Lennon to Go under the Hammer in North Shields

  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"

A Passion for Porcelain

  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"

Limited Edition Lladró “Cinderella’s Arrival” Porcelain Figurine

Lladró Cinderella's Arrival - Featonbys Auctioneer
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"

Victor Noble Rainbird

Victor Noble Rainbird - Featonby's Auctioneer & Valuers
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"

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"