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"
When the time comes to say goodbye to a departed friend or family member, the practical and financial duties that follow can feel extremely daunting – and at Featonby’s, we pride ourselves on offering one vital support channel in these times as part of our holistic suite of auction house services. House clearances are … Continue reading "House Clearances: The Whats, Hows and Whys"
From retro games and vintage vinyl to antique china and furniture, there are a huge array of highly collectible items available at our auctions – but there are some that are coveted by collectors more than others. And this means you could be sitting on a treasure trove without even knowing it. In today’s post, … Continue reading "5 In-Demand Collectibles Coveted By Auctioneers"
Auction houses in the North East offer a fantastic opportunity to sell your antiques and other unwanted items, while also turning a tidy profit. Regardless of your experience selling at auctions, the process is undeniably exhilarating and incredibly rewarding – but it pays to have a good handle on the overall process before you dive … Continue reading "The Seller’s Guide to Getting More Out of Auctions"
Whether you’re a seasoned attendee at jewellery auctions or you’re thinking of visiting a furniture auction for the first time, buying items at auction is definitely worth the time and effort – but there’s more to it than simply bidding on items. In today’s post, we’re offering our expert tips for buying items at auction, … Continue reading "The Buyer’s Guide to Getting More Out of Auctions"
From stamp collections and postcards to vintage radios and first edition books, there are plenty of items you can pick up at auction houses that could be considered collectibles or antiques, but what is it that makes a collectible collectible? From age and rarity to kitsch appeal and demand, there are many factors that come … Continue reading "What Makes A Collectible Collectible?"
Here at Featonby’s, we’re passionate about holding successful auctions and helping you get the best deals. If you’re new to the world of auctions, check out our blog post on the history of buying and selling at an auction house. Whether you’re buying or selling, a regular visitor to auction houses or looking to attend … Continue reading "Reasons to Attend an Antique Furniture Auction"
What is an auction? An auction is a practice of buying and selling goods or services. This is done by offering them up for bid, taking bids and selling them to the highest bidder. These take place in auction houses all over the world.
Featonby’s offer a wide range of services, that you may not expect. Whilst we are an auction house at heart, we can also help to support house clearances and collections where you might not be able to get the items to us yourself. This comes in useful for bigger, bulky items, such as kitchen appliances … Continue reading "Featonby’s Collections and House Clearances"