Welcome to Leighton Antiques
Leighton Antiques offers a good variety of items to include ceramics, furniture, household effects and garden ornaments situated near to the heart of the Potteries!
(Pictured below is Eric Knowles chatting with Toby about his collection on BBC1 Bargain Hunt).
Our next antique fair...
Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), antiques fairs and markets are rightfully being cancelled or postponed.
Currently, all our fairs have been cancelled until at least the end of May! We shall keep you updated!
We wish that all our customers stay safe and keep well and hope to see you all when this has been eradicated!
How it started
Leighton Antiques, owned by Toby Hall, offers a broad range of items including antiquities, ceramics and furniture.
Born in the year 2000, Toby has always had a passion for all things old or with a history behind it. When being fascinated by trains, Toby was given a pair of Triang trains which intrigued Toby. He then started to collect coins which progressed onto stamp collecting as well.
One day, Toby was faced with an unknown item staring at him in his grandad's loft. It was a jug with a face on and was told by his mum, Doreen, that it was a Toby Jug. As he shared a name with the said jug, Toby then started to research these items and began to collect them. Soon, Toby developed a passion for Royal Doulton Toby and Character jugs and would often add to his collection. He would sometimes buy a joblot of 6 jugs at an auction, which occasionally contained the odd duplicate jug. Toby then started to sell these on eBay to fund his collecting until February 2015, when Toby started his antique dealing enterprise. Thus, Leighton Antiques was born as hallantiques wasnt available on eBay as a username, so Toby opted to use Leighton, which is also his middle name.
Nowadays, Leighton Antiques hosts an eBay shop and can also be found standing at antique fairs such as Prestwood and Bingley Hall at the Staffordshire County Showground, Peterborough, the Doulton Collector's Fair, and other fairs around the United Kingdom.