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Royal Copenhagen Christmas Motif 2018

Royal Copenhagen Christmas Motif 2018

The Christmas plates from Royal Copenhagen have been issued every year since 1908 with a different motif decorating the plate each year. For 2018 the motif is The Christmas Tree Salesman. For 2018 the Christmas Tree Salesman motif will appear on the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate, Christmas bell, Christmas drop and Christmas cup […]

A Look at Lenox China

A Look at Lenox China

Walter Scott Lenox was born in 1859 in the “Staffordshire of America”: Trenton, N.J. which became the USA’s leading ceramics center and boasted some 200 potteries in the 19th century. Lenox worked as a decorator and designer for several Trenton potteries beginning in 1875 and six years later he advanced […]

Three Studies for a Portrait by Francis Bacon at Christies

Three Studies for a Portrait by Francis Bacon at Christies

Three Studies for a Portrait by Francis Bacon will be the star lot at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on the 6th March 2018. With continued growing interest in Francis Bacon the Three Studies for a Portrait has an estimate of £10,000,000 to £15,000,000. We would not be surprised if […]

Corgi Magic Roundabout Figures

Corgi Magic Roundabout Figures

Corgi Magic Roundabout Figures Corgi’s Magic Roundabout figures and die-cast range included the fantastic Magic Roundabout Carousel and a series of 8 figures in the early 1970s:  Dougal, Florence, Zebedee, Mr Rusty, Brian the Snail, Basil, Ermintrude and Dylan, which were all produced on a stand with the characters name […]

Scars of Dracula Count Dracula

Scars of Dracula Count Dracula

For fans of Hammer films and Dracula this new Scars of Dracula Count Dracula one fourth scale statue, measuring 21″ tall. In the film Dracula was played by the iconic Christopher Lee, who has been expertly created in the Star Ace Toys new line. Even the figure looks menacing. The statue stands on […]

Rope My Heart Trail of Painted Ponies Valentine Edition

Rope My Heart Trail of Painted Ponies Valentine Edition

Rope My Heart is one four new Trail of Painted Ponies for Winter 2018. Rope My Heart has been designed by Lorna Matsuda and features hearts on its mane and hindquarters, as well a heart shaped lasso rope. Rope My Heart – Whether it’s galloping along a beautiful beach at […]

Muriel Spark, Her Novels and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark, Her Novels and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Dame Muriel Spark (née Muriel Sarah Camberg) was born in Edinburgh on the 1st February 1918, and 2018 is the centenary of her birth. She is most famous for her sixth novel, published in 1961, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, with its eponymous title character, the free spirited Miss […]

Swarovski Collectors Society SCS Gifts and Editions for 2018

Swarovski Collectors Society SCS Gifts and Editions for 2018

The Swarovski Collectors Society gifts and annual editions never fail to impress and for 2018 there are some wonderful new models. The highlight as always is annual edition which is the Giraffe Mudiwa which is once again designed by Martin Zendron. To accompany the Giraffe Mudiwa is the Giraffe Baby. Swarovski SCS Giraffe Mudiwa Imagine yourself […]

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – 200 years of Frankenstein books, collectables and toys

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – 200 years of Frankenstein books, collectables and toys

200 years of Frankenstein books, collectables and toys With the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, what better time than to look the work that still inspires new editions, collectables and toys. Authored by Mary Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851)  when she was just 19 […]

Royal Doulton Subbuteo Football Player Figures

Royal Doulton Subbuteo Football Player Figures

Royal Doulton Subbuteo Football Player Figures Royal Doulton issued these Official Subbuteo Merchandise Football Players in 2004. There were 12 different colourways in the collection and a chase 13th model (in the Brazil colours of yellow and blue) available to anyone that purchased the 12 other models. The models celebrate […]