Important Information

Commemoratives (including social, war, political and royal)  

Staffordshire Pot Lids and Prattware

Lot 1 to 14: Commemoratives

Lot 15 to 23: Naval, Military and War Commemoratives

Lot 24 to 30 Political Commemoratives

Lot 31 to 65: Royal Commemoratives

Lot 66 to 104: Prattware

Lot 105 to 117 Meat Paste Jars

Lot 118 to 121: Original Watercolour Designs by Jesse Austin

Lot 122 to 428: Staffordshire Pot Lids

Viewing:  On Saturday 2nd December from 9.00am and otherwise by appointment.

Auction Venue Address: The Courtyard Hotel, (Holiday Inn Reading West), Padworth, Near Reading, RG7 5HT

Registration: With acceptable identification consistent with current money laundering legislation.

Auction Duration: Lots will be sold in numerical order (unless otherwise stated) at a likely rate of between 80 and 150 lots per hour

Prices Realised: These may be viewed at:

Catalogues: Printed illustrated catalogues and digital listings on the internet are published at least three weeks prior to the auction at where every lot is illustrated and many with additional images.

Imperfections: The condition of pieces is mentioned in this catalogue and is intended as a guide. The word ‘good’ in the catalogue description may be interpreted as the item being in original undamaged and unrestored condition. It remains the responsibility of the Purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the condition of each piece in any lot.

Absentee Bidding:

•Commission bids may be submitted by email to the Auctioneer prior to the auction who will execute such bids without obligation.

•Telephone bidding may be undertaken at the sole discretion of the auctioneer.

•Live internet bidding via (no additional fees).

Successful absentee bidders will be notified of any purchase by telephone or email.

Buyer’s Premium: As a percentage of the hammer price: 30.00% including value added tax. Those buyers who attend the auction, bid in person, pay for and collect all of their purchases on the day of sale will be charged a reduced buyer’s premium of 20% of the hammer price (including value added tax).

Internet / Live Bidding: This catalogue may also be viewed at where all the lots are illustrated. Live internet bidding may be undertaken at

Value Added Tax: No lots in this auction attract VAT on the hammer price.

Artists Resale Right: No lots in this auction attract Artists Resale Right surcharge on the hammer price.

Payment: Accounts may be settled by Sterling cash (maximum equivalent of 10,000 Euros), Sterling cheque (only clients known to Historical & Collectable) or bank transfer to Lloyds Bank, sort code:30-99-09 account number: 07158347 in the name of Historical & Collectable BIC: LOYDGB21187 IBAN: GB07 LOYD 3099 0907 1583 47(payments received from overseas will incur a surcharge of £7.00).Debit and credit cards are not accepted.

Collection and Shipping: Purchases may be collected from London by prior appointment. The Auctioneer may pack and send small consignments by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Every effort will be made to ensure lots are properly packed but no responsibility can be accepted by the Auctioneer or his agents for any loss or damage sustained in transit by Royal Mail with whom insurance cover will be arranged. As a guide, packages weighing no more than two kilos will cost between £18 and £28 inland or £38 to £58 for the rest of the world. For larger and or bulky purchases please contact the auctioneers, preferably prior to the auction, for guidance on and the costs of shipment, collection or delivery of purchases.

Terms & Conditions


Terms and Conditions of Business

Andrew Hilton trading as Historical & Collectable hereinafter referred to as the Auctioneer and to include any person acting upon his authority.

Conditions of sale - General

Third Party Liability: All persons on the premises of, or at a venue hired or borrowed by the Auctioneer are there upon their own risk. They shall have no claim against the Auctioneer in respect of any accident, injury or damage howsoever arising.

Admission: The Auctioneer reserves the right of admission which in the case of the view or auction will be by catalogue and registration.

Catalogue: All descriptions, whether printed or oral, are statements of opinion not fact. Intending Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the condition, age and authenticity etc. of all pieces and lots.

Auction: The Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or refuse any bid(s), regulate the bidding and amounts of any bid(s), rearrange, consolidate or withdraw any lot(s) or part of any lot without reason or notice. In the event of a dispute the Auctioneer has absolute discretion to settle such dispute. All transactions associated with this auction sale shall be governed by English law.


Conditions of sale – Vendors

Indemnity: The Vendor indemnifies the Auctioneer, his servants and agents who act solely as agent for the Vendor.

Title: The Vendor warrants to the Auctioneer and the Purchaser that they are the absolute owner of any lot and is authorised to sell the same and pass marketable title free of any encumbrance or claim.

Instructions: Lots are sold at the Auctioneer’s discretion unless written instructions to the contrary are received by the Auctioneer more than 24 hours prior to the auction. Responsibility for receipt of such instructions rests with the Vendor.

Proceeds: The Vendor authorises the Auctioneer to deduct all monies due to him from the auction proceeds. The Auctioneer shall not be liable for settlement of any lot(s) for which he is not in possession of cleared funds.


Conditions of sale - Purchasers

Acknowledgment: In making a bid for any lot, whether in person or otherwise, all bidders acknowledge they have read, understand and abide by all these Conditions of Sale.

Title: Responsibility for a purchased lot shall pass at the fall of the hammer, however legal title shall not pass until the Auctioneer is in possession of cleared funds in payment for that lot.

Payment and Clearance: All lots must be paid for in full within seven days following the conclusion of the auction except were agreed by the Auctioneer in writing. No lot(s) may be removed until cleared funds are to hand except were agreed by the Auctioneer. Any lot(s) not paid for will incur storage charges calculated at the sole discretion of the Auctioneer and interest at 3% over Lloyds Bank Base Rate.

Purchase Price: The Buyer will pay to the Auctioneer the hammer price together with a Buyer’s Premium calculated at a rate of 30.00% of the hammer price (including value added tax), additionally any value added tax and or Artist’s Resale Right on the hammer price were noted in the catalogue.  Those buyers who attend the auction, bid in person, pay for and collect all of their purchases on the day of sale will be charged a reduced buyer’s premium of 20% of the hammer price (including value added tax).