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William Moorcroft Macintyre Florian Ware Poppy Biscuit Barrel

William Moorcroft Macintyre Florian Ware Poppy Biscuit Barrel

Who can resist the attraction of Moorcroft’s Florian ware? This Moorcroft Macintyre Florian Ware Poppy biscuit barrel was designed and produced around the turn of the 19th century (1898-1900) and has the Macintyre factory mark and has an inscribed W.M. painted monogram and des, Rd No. 326471. Moorcroft only produced the barrel […]

The Doughty Sisters – Freda and Dorothy

The Doughty Sisters – Freda and Dorothy

When it comes to innovative design there are two sisters that instantly spring to mind, Freda and Dorothy Doughty. Between them they were not only responsible for creating some of the most spectacular ceramic figurines but also for saving one of the UK’s best loved factories – Royal Worcester. Dorothy […]

Masonic Memorabilia at Unique Auctions

Masonic Memorabilia at Unique Auctions

Unique Auctions have announced their first Masonic Memorabilia & Masons Memorabilia auction scheduled for October. The basis for the auction is a single owner collection collected over a 50 year period containing Masonic Swords, Masonic Jewels, Masonic Badges, Masonic Regalia, Masonic Memorabilia, Masonic Books, Masonic Curios, many items of silver and gold […]

Doulton Lambeth Kookaburra Stoneware Pin Tray

Doulton Lambeth Kookaburra Stoneware Pin Tray

We saw this wonderful Doulton Lambeth Kookaburra Stoneware Pin Tray for the first time last week and were instantly attracted to its designs and colours. The piece dates from the early 20th century c1920s. The model measures approximately 11cm high and shows a small Kookaburra resting on a stone plinth presumably […]

Red Arrows 50th Display Season BAe Hawk Model from Corgi

Red Arrows 50th Display Season BAe Hawk Model from Corgi

  Corgi have announced the forthcoming release of one of the most iconic of British aeroplanes – the Red Arrows 50th Display Season BAe Hawk Model. The model is being released in a Limited Edition of 1,000 in a 1/72 scale model. Being based in Lincolnshire, just down the RAF Scampton, the […]

Rare Hans Christian Andersen Headlines Summer Book Sale

Rare Hans Christian Andersen Headlines Summer Book Sale

The Rare First Collected Edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales headline Bloomsbury Auction’s Bloomsbury Auctions’ London two day Summer Book Sale will appeal to all collecting interests. Day one features a rare first collected edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘Fairy Tales’ and an impressive collection of important Incunabula, including […]

Hannah Barlow and Doulton Lambeth

Hannah Barlow and Doulton Lambeth

  When considering the talented designers of the Doulton Lambeth factory, there is one woman whose impressive works cannot go unmentioned. Hannah Barlow was not only one of the most innovative and skilled designers of this famed factory but also a pioneer in her own right due to the fact […]

Dream Machine the 2014 Harmony Kingdom Santa

Dream Machine the 2014 Harmony Kingdom Santa

Harmony Kingdom UK Ltd have announced the 2014 Annual Santa model. He is entitled Dream Machine and is being released in a timed edition available until December 24th 2014. The suggested Retail Price: $75 (£47 incl VAT) Dream Machine has Santa limbering up on an exercise bike for his ever-increasing delivery […]

Rare Elvis Artifacts at Graceland Auction

Rare Elvis Artifacts at Graceland Auction

The  first-ever “Auction at Graceland” will highlight a number rare Elvis Presley artifacts. The  sale is to be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central and includes 72 lots featuring artifacts authenticated by the new Graceland Authenticated. Elvis Presley Auction at Graceland Highlights Among the items […]

Make Mine a Guinness – Guinness Collectables and Guinness Collecting

Make Mine a Guinness – Guinness Collectables and Guinness Collecting

The City of Dublin is often referred to as the heart and soul of Ireland, and within the heart of the City itself is Ireland’s number one visitor attraction – The Guinness Storehouse.  Opened in November 2000, it has to date, attracted over 3 million visitors including myself on a […]