Fellows

Fellows was founded as Fellows & Sons in 1876 and is one of the oldest auction houses and valuers in the UK. Based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter in Augusta House, Fellows specialise in a number of fields such as jewellery, coins, silver, medals and watches.

The firm also provides insurance and probate valuations.


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An upbeat market during lockdown

29 June 2020

The hunger among buyers to acquire good quality jewellery stayed strong during lockdown, writes John Benjamin.

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Life after lockdown in the art and antiques world - in pictures

27 June 2020

Auction houses, dealers and antiques centres have begun to reopen their premises to the public. All have taken steps to ensure buildings are ‘Covid-secure’ with new layouts, hygiene regimes and occupancy restrictions.

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How trading life looks after lockdown

22 June 2020

Auction houses, dealers and antiques centres in England began to reopen their premises to the public on June 15. All have taken steps to ensure buildings are ‘Covid-secure’ with new layouts, hygiene regimes and occupancy restrictions.

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Watches: More left in the Tank – Cartier’s most famous watch

15 June 2020

Over a century old, Cartier’s most famous watch is seemingly ubiquitous on the market. But pre-war examples of the Tank are scarcer than one might imagine.

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Heuer races to a fine finish

15 June 2020

The Heuer Monaco, the world’s first automatic chronograph with a square case, was launched at the Basel fair in 1969 with the retail price set at $200.

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Jewellery auction previews: 18 upcoming lots including a Tiffany Art Nouveau necklace

11 May 2020

A selection of stand-out lots coming up at auction

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Fellows sticks to family values as jewellery auction is staged from owner’s home

27 March 2020

Auction house Fellows of Birmingham has started holding live online sales of jewellery and watches ‘from home’. Managing director and auctioneer Stephen Whittaker conducted the latest sale in his own front room in rural Shropshire.

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Interior designers and auction houses team up for spring sales

25 February 2020

This spring auction houses Dreweatts and Fellows plan events with interior decorators and designers Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, Caroline Percy and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish.

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Fellows sets house auction record for Hermès Birkin handbag

25 February 2020

A Hermès Birkin 2013 matte black Porosus crocodile handbag was hammered down at £19,000.

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The day the ‘Tipton Slasher’ met his match

24 February 2020

This mid-19th century oil of a bare-knuckle prize fight is thought to depict a famous bout between Victorian boxers William Perry (1819-88) and Tom Sayers (1826-65).

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Comic book artwork, Cartier jewellery and a Hermès handbag – five lots to watch at auction this week

24 February 2020

With estimates from €300-£8000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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A 17th century purse, a Stuart Devlin silver egg and an Art Deco clock – five lots to watch at auction this week

27 January 2020

With estimates from £200-3500 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Submariners surface for sale in Surrey and Birmingham

27 January 2020

From 1969-99 there were more than 20 different references to the Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner with numerous variations.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Kutchinsky brooch, a ceramic fire mark and a signed Oliver Cromwell document

11 November 2019

With estimates from £300-6500, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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The Speedy before space

11 November 2019

The Watch Sale at Fellows in Birmingham on November 26 includes this Ref 105.002-62 Omega Speedmaster chronograph.

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Trophy is a knock-out buy

07 October 2019

Punching well above its weight, a 9ct gold Lonsdale Championship boxing trophy presented to legendary Glaswegian champion Benny Lynch was the top draw at Fellows’ (23% buyer’s premium) sale in Birmingham.

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Diamonds sparkle in Lichfield, Oxford and Birmingham

30 September 2019

A late Victorian diamond cluster necklet with an estimated total weight of 14.4cts sold in its original fitted case for £10,500 at Richard Winterton (20% buyer’s premium), Lichfield.

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Previews: £5001 - £10,000

09 September 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

Silver auction previews: including a George V bowl modelled on the Winchester measure

26 August 2019

A selection of silver lots coming up in the salerooms.

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ATG letter: Making UK auctions easier - how we are already doing it

22 July 2019

MADAM – I am delighted to be able to reassure your reader Geoffrey Hobson (Letters, ATG No 2398) that indeed the facilities he discovered in a US auction house are already in use in our auction room and others in the UK (Ewbank’s, Forum and Stanley Gibbons to name a few).

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