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A 1920s Fairyland Lustre octagonal bowl decorated in the Geisha or Angels pattern.Sold for £1.750 at Fieldings, March 2018.

Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre

‘Fairyland’ may not exist but the idea of an idyllic place inhabited by fairies, goblins and elves certainly is one that appeals to most children and even some adults. While Wedgwood Fairyland lustre ware may not be as unattainable, it is an unusual design and is sought after by collectors […]

A Visit to Hill Top – The Home of Beatrix Potter

A Visit to Hill Top – The Home of Beatrix Potter

One of the highlights during a recent visit to the Lake District was a visit to Hill Top the home of Beatrix Potter. The house (an other properties) were left by Beatrix Potter when she died in 1943 to the National Trust and is open to visitors throughout most of […]

Guinness Posters of John Gilroy

Guinness Posters of John Gilroy

John Gilroy’s iconic artwork, designs and influence for the Guinness advertising campaigns, from 1928 to the 1960s, are still current today and the original Guinness posters are very collectable. John Gilroy was responsible for some of the most famous advertising campaigns in history and helped turn around the fortunes of Guinness […]

A Midwinter Zambesi pattern dinner service designed by Jessie Tait

Jessie Tait Designs for Midwinter Pottery

Post-war ceramics arrived in an explosion of style and colour, creating contemporary ‘new look’ that is so desirable among collectors today. One of the most innovative potteries was Midwinter Pottery, largely due to one of its most celebrated designers – Jessie Tait. She was the only full time in-house designer […]

Collectible Glass Chocolates that Last a Lifetime

Collectible Glass Chocolates that Last a Lifetime

From their home studio tucked away on the rural coast of northern California, a pair of sisters create works of art that look good enough to eat. Dinah and Patty Hulet have created stunning art glass that you’ll find in museums, galleries, and the finest gift shops in the world. […]

Winning Moves FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Monopoly

Russia World Cup Collectables and World Cup Merchandise

The 2018 World Cup Russia begins on Thursday 14 June when Russia face Saudia Arabia.  We take a look at  some of the official and unofficial merchandise, collectables and memorabilia available to collect and buy. The official mascot for the Russia World Cup is Zabivaka™ which means “the one who scores” […]

Moomin Books and Moomin Collectables

Moomin Books and Moomin Collectables

The first Moomin book was published over 70 years in 1945 and the stories and character have since inspired puppet animations, TV shows, animated series, collectables, collectors items, a museum, Moomin shops, Moomin cafes and even a Moominworld theme park. For collectors of Moomin collectables and merchandise there is especial […]

Collecting Frog Mugs – The Frog Mug A Nice Surprise

Collecting Frog Mugs – The Frog Mug A Nice Surprise

Imagine sitting down to enjoy a nice drink and whilst taking a sip you look down you are faced with a small frog in your mug. A nice surprise or maybe not! This was the idea behind the Frog Mug which were first produced around 1750 but became very popular […]

Collecting GI Joe – Collectibles and Toys

Collecting GI Joe – Collectibles and Toys

GI Joe celebrated his 50th birthday in 2014 having been released in 1964. The GI Joe line action figures, produced by the Hasbro toy company has become one of the best selling and most collected toys of all time, spawning comics, tv series, films, books and a wealth of related […]

Space 1999 Collectables and Space 1999 Toys

Space 1999 Collectables and Space 1999 Toys

Space 1999 remains a cult classic and we take a look at some of the Space 1999 collectables, Space 1999 merchandise and Space 1999 toys that have appeared over the years.