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Royal Doulton Prince Charles 70th Birthday Figurine

Royal Doulton Prince Charles 70th Birthday Figurine

To celebrate the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Royal Doulton have created a new limited edition figurine featuring Prince Charles in his Royal Air Force Marshal uniform taken at the Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary at Westminster Abbey. The figurine has been sculpted by Neil Welch and […]

A rare early 19th century West Indies carved horn pipe tamper, with a head finial having braided hair and a pewter collar, replaced base, 3¼in (8.2cm) high, an 18th century boxwood squirrel pipe tamper, 3¼in (8.2cm) high, an 18th century boxwood pipe tamper with chip carved geometric decoration, a 19th century treen boot and leg pipe tamper, a 19th century treen shoe pipe tamper and a brass bust of the Duke of Wellington pipe tamper.

Tobacco Stoppers and Tobacco Tampers for the Collector

The tobacco stopper, also known as a pipe stopper or a tobacco tamper, is used to enable a pipe to be filled by evenly distributing the tobacco within the length of the bowl, and to press the tobacco down. What started as a utilitarian device developed into a vast array […]

A 19th century German Stobwasser lacquered papier mache cigar case. Finely painted with the portrait of a violin player under a gilt border, named indistinct. Stamped inside the cover Stobwasser Fabrik Brunsieg, 13.25cm. Sold for £500 at Paul Beighton Auctioneers, May 2017.

Decorative Cigar Cases

As with much of tobacciana the growth of decorative cigar cases relates to rise of smoking. The first use in this country of the word ” cigar” (or ” segar ” as it was often written and pronounced) is ascribed by the Oxford Dictionary to the year 1735. The date is curious […]

Doctor Who Barbie Doll

Doctor Who Barbie Doll

Just finished watching the first episode of the new Dr Who series to watch the latest regeneration of the 13th Doctor as acted by Jodie Whittaker. Jodie was great and we are really excited by the forthcoming series. We saw her chosen outfit and style at the end of the […]

Film props from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson’s The Investigator

Film props from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson’s The Investigator

We are great fans of the work of Gerry Anderson and already feature articles on Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Thunderbirds, Space 1999 and StingRay and we have just learned about a show that was never made The Investigator. Gerry Anderson released the pilot for The Investigator in 1973. It had been […]

Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Collectibles & Toys

Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Collectibles & Toys

Wow! 25 years ago Disney released WCN’s favourite Disney film The Nightmare Before Christmas. The cult film from Tim Burton and has certainly stood the test of time to become of Disney’s best franchises and we would say has had some of best and coolest merchandise, collectibles and toys. With […]

Beswick Girl on Jumping Horse No 939

Beswick Girl on Jumping Horse No 939

Beswick Girl on Jumping Horse No 939 The Beswick Girl on Jumping Horse is a classic model designed by Arthur Gredington.  The model shows a girl on horse jumping a small fence. Interestingly the horse and jump part of the model is also used in the Beswick model 982 of […]

President Barack Obama Toby Jug

President Barack Obama Toby Jug

The latest release from Bairstow Pottery is the President Barack Obama Toby Jug. The President Barack Obama Toby Jug has been modelled by Bairstow Pottery’s Ray Noble featuring a black jacket, white shirt and blue tie. The model stands 13cm high and features Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2009 on the base. It […]

Lego Point of Sale collection at Vectis

Lego Point of Sale collection at Vectis

Vectis TV & Film Related sale on the 26th September includes a collection of Lego Point of Sale store displays, as well as other Lego sets. The Lego point of sale store displays include: Lego Point of Sale Store Display consisting of Lego Friends set numbers 41311 and 41314 Lego […]

The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends – The Setmakers Collection

The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends – The Setmakers Collection

              The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends auctions takes place at Heritage Auctions on September 22 in Chicago. It will be one of the largest and most special collection of McDonald’s memorabilia ever to come to auction. The collection includes a large number […]