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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The draw of a great sapphire and a great atelier

20 November 2023

Kashmir sapphires have acquired a near-legendary status, due to their lustrous cornflower colour, soft velvety texture and extreme rarity.

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Ring of ‘Mr Show Business’ shines at Birmingham auction

04 September 2023

A favourite ring of Sammy Davis Jr sold at Fellows (25% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham on August 24.

Movers and Shakers

New specialists at auction houses in Birmingham, France and New York

31 August 2023

A round up of appointments across the world of art and antiques.

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'Beautiful example' of Horace Minns work

05 June 2023

The Fine Jewellery auction at Fellows in Birmingham on June 15 includes this Arts & Crafts silver blue gem and bluster pearl foliate pendant.

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Intaglio has a golden moment in Birmingham

15 May 2023

Led by the multi-estimate £90,000 bid for an intaglio carved with the portrait of a Roman Caesar (see ATG No 2590), the strong market in the glyphic arts was evident among other lots offered at Fellows 25% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham on April 13

Intaglio ring

Pick of the week: Ring that took £90,000 could be one of lost Marlborough gems

24 April 2023

A garnet intaglio ring was bid to 450-times estimate at an auction in Birmingham after speculation that it could be one of the ‘lost’ Marlborough gems.

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A chip off the old block of the Needle

13 March 2023

This relatively modest pair of gold and of granite dress studs tell a good story.

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The might of the round table at Fellows

13 March 2023

Topping Fellows’ sale of Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables, a timed online event closing on March 3, was this impressive 19th century Italian giltwood and micromosaic centre table.

Cantonese porcelain vases

Huge ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Cantonese Chinese vases sell at auction in Birmingham

04 March 2023

A pair of mid-19th century Cantonese porcelain vases that featured on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, not once but twice, were auctioned at Fellows.

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Jaeger LeCoultre: ‘The best watchmaker in the world’ says specialist

27 February 2023

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,” comments Fellows’ watch specialist Kes Crockett. “Jaeger LeCoultre is the best watchmaker in the world. Rolex is without question the most well-known manufacturer and Patek Philippe has produced some of the most collectable watches on the market. However, JLC arguably has a richer and more important horological history than both.”

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Five pieces of jewellery coming up at UK auctions

14 November 2022

A look at upcoming jewellery auction lots

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Selective chiming for French clocks

19 September 2022

Not quite in step with contemporary interiors, French decorative clocks have had a lower profile at auction in recent times.

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British and overseas silver at Fellows

05 September 2022

The Silver, Coins & Medals auction at Fellows in Birmingham on September 13 will include this garniture of three George V silver pedestal bowls with lion and serpent embellishments. estimated at £1500-2500.

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Fourteen bidders eager for a slice of the illusion action

22 August 2022

Percy Thomas Tibbles, born in Hampstead, London, in 1881, was destined to become famous for cutting women in half.

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ATG lettter: Our customers value fast, free and efficient shipping

04 July 2022

We were concerned to read the letter ‘Salerooms should get on board with in-house shipping’ (ATG No 2548).

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Art Deco necklace bearing the Boivin mark makes over 10-times estimate

04 July 2022

This Art Deco turquoise, rock crystal and black enamelled silver necklace carries the maker’s mark of the celebrated French atelier René Boivin.

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Relic of George III at Fellows

04 July 2022

The Fine Jewellery auction at Fellows on August 4 includes a gold George III mourning ring.

Harvington Hall

Fellows teams up with historian to offer Elizabethan manor house tour

07 May 2022

Auction house Fellows is working with historian Dr Nicola Tallis to host a tour, talks and a musical performance at Harvington Hall.

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Victorian lamps get clean away

04 April 2022

A large collection of Victorian oil lamps was sold by Fellows (23% buyer’s premium) as part of a timed online auction ending on March 15.

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Super Seamaster 300 at Birmingham auction

07 March 2022

The Omega Seamaster 300, launched in 1957 simultaneously with the Railmaster and the Speedmaster, appears in numerous variations.

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