At Featonby’s, we want to make buying antiques for sale at our auction house as easy and straightforward as possible. Simply create a free online account – which will give you the chance check out our up and coming auctions and place bids.

Watch our video below to find out more about how buying works!

When are our auctions?

Featonby’s hold weekly auctions every Thursday at 10am, selling modern furnishings, antique furniture, paintings, pottery, fine art, jewellery, collectible items and much more – including items from local house clearances.

You can view our catalogues online – giving you a convenient way to scope out what’s on offer at our auction house each week.

Simply head to ‘This Week’s Lots’ to see which items are up for sale.

Or  if you prefer – in person. Viewings are on Wednesdays from 11am – 5pm at our North Shields Auction House, where we invite everyone to come and view our lots in our spacious auction rooms before attending the auction. This gives you the perfect opportunity to review an item up close and see whether or not you are interested in buying it.

Attending an auction

Striving to make the buying process as straightforward and convenient for our customers as possible, we have multiple ways to bid at one of our auctions – so you can choose the method that best suits you.

Attend one of our local auctions and bid in person. The perfect way to experience the thrill of the auction rooms first-hand
Leave absentee bids. If you aren’t able to physically attend our auction house in the North East, you don’t have to miss out – complete a bidding form and leave it with a member of staff and your bids will be put in on your behalf
Bid by telephone on goods sold in our catalogue sales. This can be arranged through our auctioneer team, please call up to leave your bids before 9.50am
Place a bid on items via online auction, which you can do here

Bought goods

If you are buying items for sale at Featonby’s, please be aware that all bought goods are subject to buyer’s commission, which is charged at a rate of 20% of Hammer Price plus VAT. (As of 25th March 2021)

In addition, we ask that any goods bought at one of our live local auctions must be removed from the salesoom as soon as possible, in conjunction with the conditions of the sale.

When signing up to bid with our auction house you must follow the terms and conditions surrounding. All items must be paid for by 5pm the Monday following the sale. If this payment isn’t made the sale will be cancelled and this could cause problems when bidding in the future. Collection must also be made by this point otherwise a £5 storage charge will be added onto each lot you are successful with at auction. If there are any problems this must be communicated with the auction house by the following Monday.

To obtain a copy of our terms and conditions, please visit the auction house during our office hours – Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm

If you have any further questions regarding buying at Featonby’s local or online auctions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0191 252 2601 or sending us an email at

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