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Exceptional Collection of Doulton Lambeth including Hannah Barlow at Unique Auctions

Exceptional Collection of Doulton Lambeth including Hannah Barlow at Unique Auctions

One of the best collections of Doulton Lambeth and early Royal Doulton for many years is to be sold at Lincoln Auctioneers Unique Auctions as part of their New Years Day auction. The single owner collection features includes nearly 100 pieces including designers Hannah Barlow, Florence Barlow, Arthur  Barlow, Emma […]

Corgi No 290 Kojak Buick

Corgi No 290 Kojak Buick

The Corgi No 290 Kojak Buick features his brown buick and two figures including Kojak  in jacket and hat holding and pointing his revolver. Crocker is in the back seat firing backwards. The model also came with a self adhesive Lieutenant badge. The original Corgi Kojak Buick was released in […]

Moomin Christmas with Light Snowfall and Advent Calendar

Moomin Christmas with Light Snowfall and Advent Calendar

The Moomin Winter design for 2018 is Light Snowfall. Light Snowfall, features Moomintroll from the book Moominland Midwinter. Light Snowfall shows the moment when Moomintroll experiences his first snowfall. The design is based on Tove Jansson’s original artwork which Tove Slotte has interpreted onto a mug, bowl and spoon. The design has a very Christmas […]

Collecting Victorian Copper Jelly Moulds and Price Guide

Collecting Victorian Copper Jelly Moulds and Price Guide

Copper jelly moulds are among the most attractive and popular of all kitchenalia. The humble copper jelly mould came in a variety of shapes and sizes and became more and more elaborate over time. The moulds that were part of the batterie de cuisine of the larger houses sometimes bore the name  of […]

Royal Doulton Father Christmas 2018 Santa's Christmas List

Christmas Collectables and Gifts for Christmas 2018

We take a look at some of the Christmas Collectables, Christmas Collectibles and Christmas gifts available for Xmas 2018. Royal Doulton Royal Doulton has several festive offerings including their annual Christmas Figure entitled Christmas Surprise, their 2018 Father Christmas entitled Santa Christmas List and the annual petite figure Glad Tidings. […]

A Nailsea glass rolling pin, combed in pink, blue and white, 33cm long, c.1880. Sold for £30 at Bamfords, September 2018.

Collecting Antique and Vintage Glass Rolling Pins

Antique and vintage glass rolling pins vary from simple clear examples, to the famous Bristol Blue colours, to elaborate multi-coloured Nailsea examples and to examples with motifs and words. Glass rolling pins although functional developed into quite an art form and also became known as love tokens as they were […]

Charlie Chaplin Royal Doulton Figurine HN2771

Charlie Chaplin Royal Doulton Figurine HN2771

Charlie Chaplin Royal Doulton Figurine HN2771 This great Charlie Chaplin Royal Doulton Figurine was designed by William K Harper and was released in 1989 as part of Doulton’s Entertainers Collection. The collection also included Laurel & Hardy (released 1990) and Groucho Marx (1991). It was released in an edition size of […]

Bela Lugosi's Count Dracula cape from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Bela Lugosi’s Count Dracula cape leads The Dark Side of Hollywood auction

The Dark Side of Hollywood, an auction of more than 470 memorabilia, costumes, posters, and significant pieces of Hollywood history featuring Bela Lugosi’s Count Dracula cape from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Universal International Pictures, 1948 . Unlike other films where pieces of the same item were made, there was […]

The London Decorative Tin Collection

The London Decorative Tin Collection

The Tinplate and Specialist sale at Vectis on the 14th November includes The London Decorative Tin Collection – a single private owner collection of  33 lots of unusual and scarce decorative sweet and biscuit tins. Tins from the collection date back to early 1900s and designs include sentry boxes, a windmill, Grandfather […]

Wade NatWest Pigs Price Guide

Wade NatWest Pigs Price Guide

If one collectable could epitomize the rise and fall of collectables in the last 20 years I would probably pick the famous NatWest Pigs. We look at the collectable phenomenon, some interesting NatWest Pig facts and look at prices. The pigs were a promotion began by NatWest Bank who were looking […]