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Richard Attenborough A Life Both Sides of the Camera Sale

Richard Attenborough A Life Both Sides of the Camera Sale

Bonhams has announced that Richard Attenborough: a life both sides of the camera – a sale of Lord Attenborough’s memorabilia and selected contents from his houses in London and on the Isle of Bute – will be held at Bonhams Knightsbridge, London on 21st October. Lord Attenborough (1923-2014) was one of […]

Propworx Sixth Star Trek Auction

Propworx Sixth Star Trek Auction

Propworx sixth Star Trek auction is set to take place at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas on Sunday 9th August 11A.M. PST on Sunday. All the lots from the auctions will be on display at the convention from August 6th-9th, along with a large private collection of costumes and props just […]

Pelham Puppets Price Guide

Pelham Puppets Price Guide

Our previous features on Pelham Puppets articles included  how to date Pelham Puppets and a small Pelham Puppet price guide. The price guide below includes more results from leading toy auctioneers Vectis, ebay, Bonhams etc. The current market is variable but mint items in boxes do fetch a premium. Access […]

Top Hat Movie Poster Sets Record

Top Hat Movie Poster Sets Record

A rare 1935 one sheet poster from the movie Top Hat starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers stole the show and set a new record at Turner Classic Movies(TCM) auction Picture Perfect: The Art of Movie Posters when it sold for $37,5000 on the 20th July.Pictured: Top Hat – RKO, 1935. One sheet […]

Wade International Whimsie Day White Elephant

Wade International Whimsie Day White Elephant

19th July will see the third Wade International Whimsie Day when a special Wade Whimsie White Elephant will be available to purchase from C&S Collectables. There will be a Honey Glaze Whimsie Elephant available from the Wade Collectors Club. The day celebrates the day in 1891 when Sir George Wade was […]

Fairy on the Tree – Collectable Christmas Fairies

Fairy on the Tree – Collectable Christmas Fairies

What will top your tree this year? Will you opt for an English traditional fairy, a continental angel, or play safe and affix a star? Nowadays, it seems almost impossible to buy a tree-topper fairy doll – Christmas stores are full of angels. Where have the wand-waving fairies disappeared too? […]

A Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars, a large 'Banjo' vase.in Kingfisher BlueSold at Bonhams £600 Nov 2011.

Whitefriars Glassworks Price Guide

Designs by Whitefriars have become collectable especially by those by Geoffrey Baxter. Classic shapes such as the Banjo Vase and the Drunken Bricklayer Vase continue to attract interest and even within these designs there is considerable difference in price depending on the colour. Rarer colours can sometimes be twice or […]

Shirley Temple Polka Dot Dress Sets Record at Love, Shirley Temple Auction

Shirley Temple Polka Dot Dress Sets Record at Love, Shirley Temple Auction

Iconic Shirley Temple Polka Dot Dress sets record selling for $75,000 at Theriaults Love, Shirley Temple auction. Items from the Love, Shirley Temple have been on tour for some weeks generating a great deal of interest in the over 500 lots of items from the personal childhood collection of Shirley […]

Doll Decades 1910 -1919: Bolsheviks, Battles And Brassieres

Doll Decades 1910 -1919: Bolsheviks, Battles And Brassieres

A decade of tragedy; in the space of a few short years, almost ten million young men died on the battlefields of Europe, with 200,000 losing their lives on the fields of Flanders. Yet it was also a decade of triumph and creativity. Pictured right: Ernst Heubach 1910 bisque When […]

Jumeau Dolls by Pierre-François & Emile Jumeau

Jumeau Dolls by Pierre-François & Emile Jumeau

Jumeau was a French company, founded in the early 1840s, which designed and manufactured high quality bisque dolls. It was founded by Louis-Desire Belton and Pierre-François Jumeau in the Maison Jumeau of Montreuil-sous-Bois, near Paris, France. While Belton did not remain with the company for long, under Jumeau’s leadership (and […]