Collecting Staffordshire Figures

Courtesy John Howard

Alan Sturrock

February 2022

A brief illustrated history of Staffordshire pottery, followed by pointers for the eager collector.

Courtesy John Howard

Figures for sale

Lord Byron

£120 plus P&P (tracked and signed): UK £8; Worldwide £38

Victorian theatrical figure

£68 plus P&P (tracked and signed): UK £8; Worldwide £36

Falstaff and partner

£65 plus shipping (tracked and signed for) UK £8.00; worldwide £36

Walton Staffordshire pearlware titled ‘TENDERNESS’

$1,575 including fully insured shipping

​The Fortune Teller

$450 plus shipping and insurance

​Samson and the Lion

$450 plus shipping and insurance

James Sadler

£770 plus P&P

Blue Beard

£880 plus P&P


£4,750 plus P&P

William Palmer

£2,500 plus P&P

Every Staffordshire Figure Association member may offer a selection of figures and books for sale to the public per year.

Members wishing to use this service are asked to submit one image, a description, a price, restoration / damage information and contact detail by clicking here.

The Staffordshire Figure Association makes no representations about the authenticity or condition of figures on this page but will remove any that we believe to be flagrant misrepresentations. Sellers are private individuals and the Staffordshire Figure Association does not take a service fee or percentage of any sales. If you are interested in purchasing, please contact the seller directly.

Staffordshire Figure Association Member Dealers

In our membership we have a number of specialist Staffordshire figure dealers, and as such we feature them below. Whatever stage of collecting you are at, they may be able to help you find a special piece. There are of course many other wonderful antiques businesses, fairs and individuals that buy and sell Staffordshire figures – they just aren’t members (yet). Do let us know if a dealer particularly impresses you!


We warmly welcome new members.

Wherever you are in the world, whether you are an experienced collector, a researcher interested in the folk art of England, or just someone who is intrigued by Staffordshire figures, please join us for £45 / $50 per year per household.