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"
Here at Featonby’s, we appreciate that owning a piece of history means different things for different people – with some of us wanting to source artefacts from before our time and others keen to collect memories from our youth. Whether you’re a film fanatic, a vinyl record collector or a super sports fan, at one … Continue reading "Memorabilia Auctions: Buying a Piece of Pop Culture"
Collecting art is not only a pastime art lovers themselves enjoy – although there’s no denying it offers benefits galore for those who are self-confessed fine art fanatics. Winning bidders can display their very own piece of creative history in pride of place within their homes – entertaining and delighting guests who can feast their … Continue reading "5 Reasons to Attend Local Fine Art Auctions"
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"
Part of the thrill of the auction house is bidding on items that you know you can sell on for a big profit a few years down the line. Grabbing yourself a bargain collectible that will increase in value is a tricky game to play, but one that has the potential to reap large rewards … Continue reading "6 Collectible Items that Increase in Value Over Time"
Toys always prove to be popular items at antique auction houses, whether it’s because of seasoned toy collectors looking for rare finds or buyers driven by nostalgia. So, as we prepare for this Sunday’s special toy sale at Featonby’s, we thought it fitting to delve into the history of some of our most iconic toys … Continue reading "Blasts from the Past: 5 Antique Toys that Defined an Era"
Throughout history, all manner of weird and wonderful items, big and small, have been sold at auction – though the auction format may have changed a little over the millennia. Today, we’re looking back at the brilliant and bizarre world of auctions, and some of the rarest and craziest items ever to be sold (or … Continue reading "The Most Rare, Unique & Unusual Items Ever Auctioned"