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The Billie and Paige Welker Collection of Dolls

The Billie and Paige Welker Collection of Dolls

An Extraordinary Private Collection of Rare French Bébés, German Characters, and American Folk Dolls. Theriault’s auction on July 15th features the very significant collection of French Bébés, German Characters, and American Folk Dolls from the collection of Billie and Paige Welker. Dolls included some of the rarest German bisque art […]

Love Shirley Temple – The Shirley Temple Auction

Love Shirley Temple – The Shirley Temple Auction

Shirley Temple Movie Costumes, Dolls, and Childhood Memorabilia from her personal archive. While Shirley Temple, the famously dimpled child star danced, sang and smiled her way into hearts throughout the Great Depression years of the 1930s, her mother, Gertrude Temple, was busy preserving the memorabilia that attended her daughter’s more […]

Reps Star Wars Palitoy Figures Hit Records

Reps Star Wars Palitoy Figures Hit Records

Rare Palitoy Star Wars action figures and Palitoy Star Wars toys from a Palitoy reps collection has generated a frenzy amongst Star Wars collectors, when the lots came to auction on the 27th May. When Palitoy ceased trading, rep Doug Carpenter was allowed to keep unsold stock and he kept boxes […]

Record Price for Palitoy Action Man Carded Sportsman Judo Set No. 34805

Record Price for Palitoy Action Man Carded Sportsman Judo Set No. 34805

A Palitoy reps collection has created huge interest in collectors and many of the items have achieved high and record prices at Vectis auctions sale on the 27th May. When Palitoy ceased trading, rep Doug Carpenter was allowed to keep unsold stock and he kept boxes of it in his loft […]

The James Tumblin Gone With the Wind Collection

The James Tumblin Gone With the Wind Collection

Heritage Auctions Entertainment auction on the 18th April and 19th April includes a treasure trove of memorabilia with a notable collection of Gone With the Wind items from the James Tumblin Collection. There are nearly 100 items from and related to the film including costumes, clothing, furniture and items, props, […]

Pete Waterman’s £1m model train collection goes on sale

Pete Waterman’s £1m model train collection goes on sale

Specialist auctioneers Dreweatts will conduct the sale of what are seen as the ‘Fabergé Eggs’ of the model locomotives world, including what Waterman argues is the finest model ever built, the Beyer Goods, valued at £100,000-120,000. The man who helped set pop guru Simon Cowell on the road to success […]

American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2m

American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2m

“IT IS AN AMERICAN DREAM. IT IS AN ALLEGORY. AND IT HAS BECOME AN ANTHEM.” – Don McLean The original manuscript of Don McLean’s American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at Christies in New York on the 7th April. The lot included the  complete working manuscript for the song […]

Cowabunga! Turtles friends Hot Spot and Scratch at Vectis

Cowabunga! Turtles friends Hot Spot and Scratch at Vectis

Two of the rarest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures Hot Spot and Scratch will be fighting their way into Vectis TV and Film auction on the 15th April. The models from the Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1992-93 series included two of the range’s rarest figures – Hot Spot and […]

Don McLean’s Original “American Pie” Lyrics to be sold at Christies

Don McLean’s Original “American Pie” Lyrics to be sold at Christies

“IT IS AN AMERICAN DREAM. IT IS AN ALLEGORY. AND IT HAS BECOME AN ANTHEM.” – Don McLean On April 7, Christie’s New York will auction the original manuscript and notes to Don McLean’s “American Pie,” sold by the singer-songwriter. Arguably the most iconic and recognizable American song of the […]

Rare Face Vessel heads Crocker Farm’s March Auction

Rare Face Vessel heads Crocker Farm’s March Auction

An exceedingly rare and important cobalt-decorated stoneware presentation harvest jug with applied faces is one of the highlights at Crocker Farm’s forthcoming March American Stoneware and Redware auction. Pictured: Exceedingly Rare and Important Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Harvest Jug with Applied Faces, Incised “R.G. Simkin,” attributed to Henry Harrison or Richard […]