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Swarovski Swarovski SCS Jubilee Edition 2017 Swans

Swarovski Swarovski SCS Jubilee Edition 2017 Swans

The Swarovski Collectors Society (SCS) celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 and to celebrate Swarovski artisans have brought the brand’s iconic symbol to life in the wonderful Jubilee Swans. The Jubilee Swans have been designed by Martin Zendron. This is a wonderful Swarovski design from one of the best designers. […]

Bucherer Dolls – Swiss innovation and invention in Doll design

Bucherer Dolls – Swiss innovation and invention in Doll design

Whilst reporting on a toy auction I came across a collection of unique jointed metal dolls from the A. Bucherer and Cie Company of Amriswil, Switzerland. The dolls ranged from popular characters from the 1920s including Charlie Chaplin and Mutt & Jeff to farm ladies and a pilot. On checking […]

Alice in Wonderland Collection at Mallams

Alice in Wonderland Collection at Mallams

We love Alice in Wonderland at WCN and this amazing collection of books and collectables is up for auction on the 8th February at Mallams, Oxford. A first edition Alice in Wonderland is still the holy grail for children’s books collectors. I am sure one will crop at a car […]

Theresa May Prime Minister Brexitannia Figure from Bairstow Pottery

Theresa May Prime Minister Brexitannia Figure from Bairstow Pottery

The latest figurine from Bairstow Pottery is a caricature based on Prime Minister Theresa May. The figure designed by Ray Noble shows Theresa May sitting as “Rule Britannia”, dressed in the Union Flag, sitting on her throne with her foot over the head of Michael Gove. At rear of her is Boris Johnson […]

Bing & Grøndahl 2017 Christmas Plate

Bing & Grøndahl 2017 Christmas Plate

The 2017 Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plate has just been released and shows a mother and child waiting for father to return with a Christmas Tree. The plate has been designed by Dag Samsund. Father has gone to get a Christmas tree and the family is anxiously looking for him […]

Royal Copenhagen Plate 2017

Royal Copenhagen Plate 2017

The 2017 Royal Copenhagen plate has just been released and shows a little girl feeding the swans. The plate has been designed by Allan Therkelsen. The beautiful swans should also be taken care of on Christmas Eve, thinks the little girl to herself, as she and her father feed Denmark’s national […]

Mary Gregory Glass Price Guide and Value Guide

Mary Gregory Glass Price Guide and Value Guide

Mary Gregory Glass Price Guide / Value Guide Mary Gregory Glass related Mary Gregory background and design examples

Lladro’s Year of the Rooster

Lladro’s Year of the Rooster

The Lladro Chinese Zodiac has a new addition to celebrate the Year of the Rooster in 2017. The new Rooster model has been sculpted by Regino Torrijos. It measures 22×15 cm and is being created in a limited edition of 1,888 pieces. The Rooster is the decorated with brightly colored […]

Chivers Jellies Prehistoric Fossil Collection

Chivers Jellies Prehistoric Fossil Collection

  We were sent this value request by a reader who had a boxed set of this Prehistoric Fossil Collection presented by Chivers. This was a  promotional item from Chivers Jelly and was issued in the late 1960’s / early 1970’s. The set came complete with 4 real fossils. Price Guide / Value: […]

Mary Gregory Glass

Mary Gregory Glass

Mary Gregory is a charming style of enamelled figure glass, popular in Victorian times and now being re-discovered. The distinctive feature of Mary Gregory Glass is the painted and enamelled scenes of Victorian children in silhouette, dressed in their best clothes, playing games and having fun. (see below for example Mary […]