Buying Antiques & Collectibles with Featonby's Auction House


At Featonby’s, we want to make buying antiques for sale at our auction house as easy and straightforward as possible. Simply register with us before buying by completing one of our yellow forms – available from the office – and you’re ready to start winning bids. You can also register with us online – giving you the chance to place advanced bids from anywhere on any lots available at our local auctions.

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, utilities and much more – including items from local house clearances around Newcastle.

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

You can also preview a selection of our top items for sale online, 24 hours a day from Tuesday to Thursday – giving you a convenient way to scope out what’s on offer at our auction house in the North East each week. Simply head to ‘This Week’s Lots’ to see which items are up for sale.

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 22.5% including VAT.

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

Any items bought at our weekly Thursday auctions that are not collected from Featonby’s by the end of the following Monday will be subject to a £1 holding charge that accumulates each day after – with all charge proceeds going to Marie Curie.  Lots must be collected and paid for 4 days after the sale, otherwise the sale will be cancelled and items will be resold (if the office hasn’t be contacted to be made aware) Please be aware repeated offenders will be barred from the sale room.

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