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Ceramiques de Cornouaille – a modern Quimper factory

Ceramiques de Cornouaille – a modern Quimper factory

The traditional Quimper faience pottery has been created in the Brittany region since the late 17th century and the tradition continues today with the Henriot Quimper factory. Another factory located in Quimper, Ceramiques de Cornouaille, is also continuing the proud tradition of pottery creation in the region. The Ceramiques de Cornouaille […]

Sylvac Squirrel

Sylvac Squirrel

Sylvac Squirrel. The version of the Sylvac Squirrel has the design number 1144 and is in the classic green Sylvac colour. It dates from the 1930s. Price Guide / Value: Sylvac Squirrel £20/£30 ($28/$42) Related Sylvac Pottery and Sylvac Animals information  

Cath Kidston and Disney’s Peter Pan

Cath Kidston and Disney’s Peter Pan

Cath Kidston’s successful collaboration with Disney has its fourth instalment with a range based on Peter Pan set for release on the 22nd September. The previous Cath Kidston Disney collections featured Winnie the Pooh, Minnie and Mickey and 101 Dalmatians have all received favourable reviews and sales, with considerable interest […]

Bécherel The City of Books

Bécherel The City of Books

Bécherel The City of Books. One of the highlights to a recent trip to Brittany was a visit to Bécherel The City of Books also the Village of Books. Being a collector of first editions, antiquarian and children’s books it was exciting to visit the 15 or so bookshops all […]

Hi De Hi – Collecting Butlins Badges and Butlins Memorabilia

Hi De Hi – Collecting Butlins Badges and Butlins Memorabilia

Collecting Butlins Badges and Butlins Memorabilia Each year millions of people head for sunnier climates to enjoy their annual holiday. Whether travelling to Spain, Italy or Florida, no-one gives a second thought to boarding an aircraft and jetting off to all the different corners of the globe. However, this wasn’t […]

Corgi Limited Edition Routemaster and Mini to Celebrate Queen’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

Corgi Limited Edition Routemaster and Mini to Celebrate Queen’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the wedding of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Corgi has produced a die-cast Classic Routemaster and Mini in unique commemorative liveries. 70th Anniversary of The Royal Wedding Classic Mini – Scale 1:36 Length 85mm 70th Anniversary of The Royal […]

Disney and The World of Miss Mindy

Disney and The World of Miss Mindy

If you combine Disney, ENESCO and talented artist Miss Mindy you get a wonderful and unique re-imagining of Disney with The World of Miss Mindy. The collection has definitely struck a chord here at WCN and everybody loves Miss Mindy’s take on Belle, Cogsworth and Lumiere. The launch collection of […]

Wade International Whimsie Day Doleful Dan and Cheeful Charlie

Wade International Whimsie Day Doleful Dan and Cheeful Charlie

19th July has become known as the Wade Whimsie Day as it celebrates the day in 1891 when Sir George Wade was born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. This is the fifth Wade International Whimsie Day and to mark the day a pair of Wade Whimsies – Doleful Dan and Cheeful Charlie […]

Lladro’s African Savannah

Lladro’s African Savannah

Now and again you see a piece and say Wow! Lladro’s new edition African Savannah is one of these. Sculpted by Ernest Massuet the piece measures over one metre long  and features a female elephant leading a herd over the Savannah in search of water. The African Savannah piece will be out […]

Letters from Albert Einstein to his friend Michele Besso

Letters from Albert Einstein to his friend Michele Besso

A remarkable collection of letters from Albert Einstein to his closest friend, Michele Besso, will star in Christie’s Classic Week. Einstein: Letters to a friend, a dedicated online sale from 6 to 13 July, will present 50 lots from Einstein to Besso, with a further six letters offered in the Valuable Printed […]