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Lladro’s African Savannah

Lladro’s African Savannah

Now and again you see a piece and say Wow! Lladro’s new edition African Savannah is one of these. Sculpted by Ernest Massuet the piece measures over one metre long  and features a female elephant leading a herd over the Savannah in search of water. The African Savannah piece will be out […]

Letters from Albert Einstein to his friend Michele Besso

Letters from Albert Einstein to his friend Michele Besso

A remarkable collection of letters from Albert Einstein to his closest friend, Michele Besso, will star in Christie’s Classic Week. Einstein: Letters to a friend, a dedicated online sale from 6 to 13 July, will present 50 lots from Einstein to Besso, with a further six letters offered in the Valuable Printed […]

Worzel Gummidge Bendy Toy with Changeable Heads

Worzel Gummidge Bendy Toy with Changeable Heads

Worzel Gummidge was well known for being able to change his heads. This great bendy toy from the late 1970’s gives Worzel the ability to change his heads. Worzel had a number of heads during the series that gave him different abilities and personalities. The handsome head and thinking heads […]

Max Beckmann’s Birds’ Hell Achieves New World Artist Record

Max Beckmann’s Birds’ Hell Achieves New World Artist Record

Max Beckmann’s Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell) (1937-38) achieved a new world record price for the artist of £36,005,000 / $45,834,365 / €40,865,675 in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 27 June. Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell) continues the Germanic tradition of using gruesome allegorical scenes at the same time as taking aspects of […]

Collecting the Banana Splits

Collecting the Banana Splits

Whilst travelling back from a toy fair where I saw a couple of Banana Splits toys, The Dickies version of the Banana Splits Tra La La song came on the radio. I was a massive fan of the show when I was younger so I thought I would indulge myself […]

New James Bond Corgi including 50th anniversary You Only Live Twice Gyrocopter

New James Bond Corgi including 50th anniversary You Only Live Twice Gyrocopter

Corgi will be releasing 6 new James Bond models in July and August including the 50th anniversary You Only Live Twice Gyrocopter ‘Little Nellie’. Q delivers the film’s signature gadget to Bond (Sean Connery) in southern Japan where he takes it in search of Blofeld’s rocket base. When four SPECTRE helicopters swoop to […]

Star Wars Jawa Palitoy Record at Vectis

Star Wars Jawa Palitoy Record at Vectis

A Palitoy Star Wars Vinyl Cape Jawa vintage 3 3/4″ figure on card sold for a record breaking £18,000 at Vectis auctions Star Wars 40th Anniversary Sale on the 25th May. Palitoy Star Wars Vinyl Cape Jawa vintage 3 3/4″ figure, Near Mint to Mint, (slight discolouration at base of […]

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Her Fairies and Postcards

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Her Fairies and Postcards

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (1888 – 1960) was an Australian illustrator of children’s books and most noted for her work depicting fairies. Born on 9th June 1888 in Carlton, Victoria to Rev. Dr. John Laurence Rentoul and Annie Isobel. She married Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite on 8th December 1909 and thereafter was […]

Tunbridge Ware

Tunbridge Ware

Tunbridge Wells is located in Kent about 40 miles south-east of London, and situated in a pleasantly wooded district. In the seventeenth century, before many fine trees were cut down to provide fuel for iron-smelting, there was so much timber that woodwork became the town’s staple industry. For over two hundred […]

Lladro’s Cherub of Love

Lladro’s Cherub of Love

Lladro’s latest limited edition is the Cherub of Love and is an exclusive to lladro.com and Lladró Boutiques. The figure is designed by Ernest Massuet and is being created in a limited edition of 1500. The Cherub of Love measures 36 x 28 cm. The story goes that every time a bell rings, […]