The lockdown has given many of us the chance to work on our homes and rediscover items we might have forgotten about.

Boxes left for years in the attic, or in the garage, might contain some hidden gems that could have some real value to them, which is where Featonby’s can help.

This long-established North Shields auction house holds weekly online auctions every Thursday at 10am, which attract bidders from around the world.

Military medals such as these have been sold at previous Featonby's auctions
Military medals such as these have been sold at previous Featonby's auctions

David Haley, director at Featonby’s, said: “With people having a lot of time at the moment, we’re asking if you might have found some hidden treasures in your attic, or in your garage, that you might like to sell through us.

“We can come round to your home to do contactless collection of items to assess the value for you and, for items such as war medals, we can also look into the history of them so we can provide back-up information.”

While the company has a particular interest in items such as Royal Worcester and luxury watches, they will consider any items of value that people wish to sell.

The company’s online auctions are partnered with thesaleroom.com and EasyLive Auction.com.

How you can sell items through Featonby’s online auctions

Featonby’s has a team of professional art and antique valuers, who ensure the proper price is applied to every item that passes through their doors.

The staff, who have decades of experience across a wide range of collectibles, can provide valuations on items such as furniture, fine art, clocks and timepieces, and jewellery.

Featonby's has also sold a range of toys in the past
Featonby's has also sold a range of toys in the past

To make the experience as convenient for you as possible, Featonby’s can do contactless collections from your home of items you’d like to have valued.

More information about selling through auction, including the commission, can be found at featonbys.co.uk/selling

How to bid in Featonby’s online auctions

The auction catalogue for each week’s sale goes live on Tuesdays, at 5pm, with the auctions taking place every Thursday at 10am.

In order to bid you need to have created a free account with the saleroom. To get a taste for what’s coming up you can search through the catalogue at the-saleroom.com, where you’ll find Featonby’s auctions.

Quality watches are always popular at Featonby's auctions
Quality watches are always popular at Featonby's auctions

It is possible to set a maximum bid - the highest amount you’re happy to pay for the lot – but you can also enjoy the excitement of bidding in real-time, all from the comfort of your home, with the live audio and video feeds.

Bidding couldn’t be easier, you can browse the catalogue and leave absentee bids on featonbys.co.uk or if you want to follow along live with video of the auction you can do so with The Saleroom or EasyLiveAuction.com.

To find out more about the online auctions, visit featonbys.co.uk/online-bidding-process

For more information about Featonby’s visit featonbys.co.uk; call 0191 252 2601 or email [email protected]