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Collecting the Top 10 James Bond Cars

Collecting the Top 10 James Bond Cars

With the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise, the release of Skyfall and the use once again of the Aston Martin DB5 as the Bond car we thought we would look  at the toy and collectable cars that have been released over the years to tie-in with the James […]

Josef Lorenzl

Josef Lorenzl

When looking to the designs of the Art Deco period one talented sculptor and ceramist that cannot be ignored is Josef Lorenzl. A master designer, his Bronze statuettes and ceramic figural work epitomise the era perfectly. As like Preiss, Chiaparus and Kelety the other great sculptors from this period, Lorenzl […]

Wind in the Willows Books & Illustrators

Wind in the Willows Books & Illustrators

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children’s literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908.

Colour Box Holiday Time

Colour Box Holiday Time

Colour Box Holiday Time by Susan Brewer Peter Fagan, creator of those delightful Colour Box series of figures, depicted his cats, bears and other creatures in all kinds of situations – including holiday scenes. The Colour Box characters enjoyed a holiday just as much as we do – they knew […]

Collecting the Titanic 100 Years On – Titanic Memorabilia

Collecting the Titanic 100 Years On – Titanic Memorabilia

The RMS Titanic left Southampton on the 10th April 1912 headed for New York. Four days later she hit an iceberg and on the 15th April she sank.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Collectables

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Collectables

Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. To mark 60 years of The Queen’s reign the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June. Pictured right: A selection of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Collectables As with many Royal events collectable […]

Laurel and Hardy for Collectors

Laurel and Hardy for Collectors

Laurel and Hardy were one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Pictured left: LAUREL, STAN AND OLIVER HARDY. Photograph Signed (“Stan Laurel” and “Oliver Hardy”), 8 by 10 inch silver print, of both men wearing bowler hats, […]

Crackers About Christmas

Crackers About Christmas

Crackers About Christmas by Tracy Martin No festive dinning table would be complete without one of our greatest British traditions – Christmas crackers. Each year we all gather around and politely ask the person sitting next to us if they would pull a cracker. Then out floats the corny jokes, […]

Tiffany Glass and the Accrington Connection

Tiffany Glass and the Accrington Connection

The Tiffany family might not have made it to the New World aboard the ‘Mayflower’ but they might still qualify as early arrivals when, sometime around 1660, a certain Squire Humphrey Tiffany arrived and settled in the Massachusetts Bay colony. Some 150 years later his descendants were in business running […]

Blue Mountain Pottery

Blue Mountain Pottery

  Blue Mountain Pottery I believe in synchronicity. Wandering around antiques centres and fairs, as is my want, my eye had been caught on a number of occasions by some rather good ceramic animals and vases decorated with an interesting vivid green, flowing glaze. Forms were lively, or strongly stylised, […]