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Beswick Zimmy Lion

Beswick Zimmy Lion Price and Value Guide

What a wonderful model! Designed by one of Beswicks greatest designers Arthur Gredington and based on David Hand’s Animaland characters. David Hand was a cartoon film animator who originally worked for the Disney organization where he was involved in several major productions including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi. […]

First Edition of Das Kapital Sets World Record

First Edition of Das Kapital Sets World Record

A rare presentation first edition of Karl Marx’s seminal work, Das Kapital, signed by the author and given to Johann Eccarius, the close friend with whom he fell out and who may have betrayed him, sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on June 15 for £218,500. […]

Royal Dux Nude Lady with Borzoi

Royal Dux Nude Lady with Borzoi

Nude ladies with Borzoi dogs are a popular theme for Royal Dux Porcelain. This is a very nice figure and we are always surprised that these are not more valuable. Royal Dux Porcelain has been produced since 1853, in the small town of Duchcov, in the Czech Republic. We have featured […]

The Queen at 90 – Collectables and Memorabilia

The Queen at 90 – Collectables and Memorabilia

As the Queen celebrates her official birthday on Saturday June 11 we thought we would take a look at some of the collectables and memorabilia available for collectors. These include offerings from Royal Doulton and smaller potteries such as Hazle Ceramics and Bairstow Pottery, teddies from Merrythought & Steiff, cars […]

Queen Elizabeth ll 90th Birthday Commemorative Character Jugs

Queen Elizabeth ll 90th Birthday Commemorative Character Jugs

Bairstow Pottery, of Stoke have released a commemorative Queen Elizabeth ll character jug to celebrate her 90th Birthday. The Queen Elizabeth ll 90th Birthday Commemorative Character is being produced in a number of colourways including yellow, orange and blue version. The Queen Elizabeth ll 90th Birthday Commemorative Character Jugs can be ordered […]

Bernard Leach the Father of British studio pottery

Bernard Leach the Father of British studio pottery

Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was the most influential potter of the 20th century and has been described as the Father of British studio pottery. Bernard Leach was born in Hong Kong in 1887, but spent his first years in Japan, until his father, Andrew Leach, moved back to Hong Kong in […]

Sir Hector Bull Terrier from Robert Harrop

Sir Hector Bull Terrier from Robert Harrop

  Robert Harrop are releasing Sir Hector which is the ninth piece in the Robert Harrop Arthurian Knights series. Sir Hector is being produced as a solid fawn Bull Terrier. Sir Hector is the younger half-brother of Lancelot, with whom he shares a father, the King Ban of Benwick. When Lancelot […]

Shelley Lil Bil and LiliBet

Shelley Lil Bil and LiliBet

This duo were created by Shelley from characters  by Mabel Lucie Attwell for the Shelley China Club USA. Lil Bill is a young boy wearing blue dungarees which falling down at the back and showing his bottom. Lil Bet is a young girl wearing a white floral dress and she is holding a […]

Hornby Limited Edition EWS Freight Train Pack

Hornby Limited Edition EWS Freight Train Pack

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of one of the United Kingdom’s most distinctive Railway Operating Companies, English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd, or EWS as it was more commonly known and to mark this anniversary Hornby have released a Limited Edition EWS Freight Train Pack . The merger […]

A special edition Classic Mini in regal purple to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Corgi Celebrate the 90th Birthday Of HM Queen Elizabeth II with Classic

Corgi are celebrating the 90th Birthday Of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the pre-release with two special commemorative die-cast vehicles: a Routemaster bus and a classic mini, both in regal purple livery. Both models are priced at £9.99 and can ordered from the Corgi web site.