Helen Hallesy is a native of Pontardawe in the Swansea valley and has traded from her shop in Swansea since 1984, under the name of ‘Magpie Antiques’. Although the business dealt in general antiques, Helen has a long-standing interest in Welsh ceramics, and as a private researcher, has published a number of books and articles on varying aspects of the potteries in South Wales.

The shop is now closed, but Helen continues with her research and active participation in her role as ceramic advisor to Swansea Museum services.

She is also a council member of the Royal Institution of South Wales.


Valuations: For insurance, or inheritance purposes (probate), a confidential valuation service is offered, in writing, to assist in loss or estate administration

Commission purchases:  For collectors seeking a specific item

Consultation:  For general enquiries, by telephone or email

How to buy:

Please contact by telephone or email.

Every item is guaranteed for authenticity and described accurately.

A full refund will be given if dissatisfied with any item

Further images are available on request.

Payment: British sterling cheque, Bank money transfer in sterling, or Paypal



Tel. 01792 865451 or

Email: h.hallesy@sky.com