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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Mourning jewellery makes sales to remember

20 November 2017

Anita (1930-2015) and Irvin Garfield Schorsch (1927-2014) were not typical Americana collectors.

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Get Cartier and a diamond pleaser

20 November 2017

Mallams in Oxford posted a house record for jewellery on November 15 when a pair of Cartier earrings sold to one of 12 international phone bidders for £72,000 (plus premium).

Graff Diamond

Yellow diamond could be record-setter for Fellows Auctioneers

17 November 2017

A yellow Graff Diamonds ring is estimated to take as much as £1.4m at an upcoming auction in Birmingham.

Adrian Hailwood

Hailwood joins Woolley & Wallis as watch expert to boost firm's coverage of 'increasingly important' market

01 November 2017

Adrian Hailwood, former director at Fellows responsible for watches, has joined Woolley & Wallis as wristwatch specialist in the firm’s jewellery department.

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Butterflies on a high in Birmingham auction

11 September 2017

The sale at Fellows (23/15% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham on July 31 included this Arts & Crafts pendant designed by Charles Robert Ashbee (1862-1942).

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Agate’s growing appeal

03 July 2017

Dendritic agate – a pale chalcedony with treelike inclusions caused by traces of iron or manganese – is a relatively lowly stone but was a favourite of Russian jewellers in particular. Carl Fabergé used it in many pieces in a country where it is considered a stone of longevity, good health and prosperity.

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Jewellery auction previews

03 July 2017

A selection of stand-out jewellery lots from regional auctions.

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Bakelite watch survives ravages of time

12 June 2017

In 1953 Pan Am Airlines approached Rolex with a request for a watch that could show the time simultaneously in two different time zones.

Rich seams for dealers and auctioneers from Portuguese ‘golden period’

18 April 2017

From noble jewels to semi-precious gems, a show in May will celebrate a ‘golden period’ of Portuguese jewellery in the 18th century. Here we preview the exhibition and then present other recent and forthcoming sale highlights.

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The quiet Royal Copenhagen market shows signs of stirring

25 March 2017

The £810,000 wucai fish at Fellows’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Birmingham on February 27 (ATG No 2282) overshadowed everything else on offer but there were a number of other areas of interest among the 1250 lots.

Chinese jar at Fellows

Chinese sleeper at auction sets £810,000 house record for Fellows of Birmingham

28 February 2017

A Chinese porcelain wucai fish vase sold for £810,000 at Fellows on Monday – 450 times its estimate. Such large wucai or 'five colours' fish jars tend to date from the reign of Jiajing (1522-1566) but Fellows believed it to be 20th century.

Bags

Birkin handbags lead Fellows’ auction of designer pieces

23 February 2017

Three Hermès Birkin handbags were among the leading pieces at Fellows’ latest Designer Collection auction this week.

ATG Quote of the Week

They said what?! The week (5-12 Dec) in quotes from the art and antiques world

11 December 2016

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from ivory inlays to a tsunami.

Forum and Fellows join forces for jewellery auction in London

07 November 2016

Forum Auctions and Fellows are to join forces for a jewellery sale in London at the end of this month.

Hermès bag

Hermès Birkin: still the handbag of choice at auction

12 October 2016

The original ‘It’ bag, a Hermès Birkin, has proved yet again that it remains the world’s most desirable bag after setting an auction record for Fellows Auctioneers this week.

Amber bead necklace at Fellows auction

Amber necklaces take top spot at Birmingham auction

08 September 2016

Buyers at a recent Fellows auction in Birmingham showed the strength in the market for amber.

Fellows move to larger London offices and expand their team

12 August 2016

Fellows are moving their London office from Queen Street to Hill Street, just off Berkeley Square.

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Totals dip across top provincial salerooms

13 January 2016

Despite some welcome exceptions, 2015 proved a unspectacular year for Britain and Ireland’s regional fine art auctioneers with one in three salerooms experiencing a fall in sales.

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Blue John shines in the Midlands

14 October 2015

After viewing events in London, Derbyshire and at the Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham, Fellows held their much-anticipated Blue John Sale in the Jewellery Quarter last week.

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