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Swatch Club Celebrates 25 Years

Swatch Club Celebrates 25 Years

The Swatch Club is celebrating its 25th year and the yearly club watch is This is My World. This is My World is a gent lacquered with a silvery circle to make it shine on your wrist, and tells the story of the 25 past years of Swatch Club – A […]

Robert Thompson’s Mouseman Furniture

Robert Thompson’s Mouseman Furniture

Robert (Mouseman) Thompson (7 May 1876 – 8 December 1955) was a British furniture maker whose designs were both functional and very collectable. His designs with their clean, simple lines, careful workmanship, classic construction and mouse carvings have attracted and continue to attract considerable interest from collectors not only in the […]

Corgi London Poppy Day Routemaster

Corgi London Poppy Day Routemaster

The latest catalogue from Corgi’s includes some interesting new models including this colourful London Routemaster decorated with Poppies inspired by the poem by John McCrae. The model is 1:76 scale and measures 148mm long. However, collectors will have to wait and it is not due for release until the 15th […]

Reps Star Wars Palitoy Figures Hit Records

Reps Star Wars Palitoy Figures Hit Records

Rare Palitoy Star Wars action figures and Palitoy Star Wars toys from a Palitoy reps collection has generated a frenzy amongst Star Wars collectors, when the lots came to auction on the 27th May. When Palitoy ceased trading, rep Doug Carpenter was allowed to keep unsold stock and he kept boxes […]

Record Price for Palitoy Action Man Carded Sportsman Judo Set No. 34805

Record Price for Palitoy Action Man Carded Sportsman Judo Set No. 34805

A Palitoy reps collection has created huge interest in collectors and many of the items have achieved high and record prices at Vectis auctions sale on the 27th May. When Palitoy ceased trading, rep Doug Carpenter was allowed to keep unsold stock and he kept boxes of it in his loft […]

pre-war Dinky 28B Hornby Series Pickfords Removals And Storage

Rare Pre-War Dinky 28B Hornby Series Pickfords Removals And Storage

A couple of very rare Dinky vehicles are currently on ebay and we always like see if they sell. They include a wonderful pre-war Dinky 28B Hornby Series Pickfords Removals And Storage and has a buy it now price of £6,500 (click to view on ebay). Also from the same […]

A Look at Nailsea Glass

A Look at Nailsea Glass

Nailsea glass was originally an inexpensive means of introducing radiant colour into farmhouse and cottage. This was because the basic glass was pale green bottle-glass or, from about 1815, crown glass. Such glass was not subject to the excise tax of sixpence per pound levied on flint-glass. Colourful curios in many shades of blue, green, amber and red, which might be flecked, mottled or striped, were made not only at Nailsea in Somerset but by the glassmen of Sunderland, Newcastle, Stourbridge, Wrockwardine Wood in Shropshire, Alloa in Scotland and elsewhere.

Picasso’s Les Femmes D’Alger breaks auction records

Picasso’s Les Femmes D’Alger breaks auction records

Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes D’Alger broke the record for a piece of art when it sold at Christies on 11th May at New York’s Rockefeller Centre for an amazing $179,365,000. Pictured: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), signed ‘Picasso’ (upper right); dated ‘14.2.55.’ (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 44 7/8 x 57 […]

Merrythought release Royal Baby Celebration Teddy Bear

Merrythought release Royal Baby Celebration Teddy Bear

Merrythought have unveiled their collectible teddy bear to commemorate the birth of Princess Charlotte, the new daughter of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Crafted from rich golden mohair, each approximately 11in tall Royal Baby teddy bear features fully-articulated limbs, shiny deep brown eyes and a beautifully hand-stitched nose. […]

Princess Charlotte’s Shop Limited Painting from Hazle Ceramics

Princess Charlotte’s Shop Limited Painting from Hazle Ceramics

Hazle Ceramics have been quick off the mark in releasing a a Limited release painting to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and aptly named Princess Charlotte’s Shop. When Prince George was born Hazle Ceramics also released a Limited Painting for the event and this edition looks like […]