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New Dark Crystal Gelflings from Weta Workshop

New Dark Crystal Gelflings from Weta Workshop

The sculptors at Weta Workshop continue to create some of the best models and their latest editions include three new Gelflings in their fabulous Dark Crystal range. The three new models are 1/6 size sculptures of Jen the Gelfling, Kira the Gelfling and Seladon the Gelfling. The Jen and Kira […]

The White Kodak Brownie 127 Camera

The White Kodak Brownie 127 Camera

The Kodak Brownie 127 camera is a classic design of the 1950s from Kodak Cameras. It was manufactured at Kodak’s UK factory and aimed at the aspiring classes who wanted a cheap but simple, stylish and effective camera. It was made in bakelite and over 2 million were produced in […]

A brass alms basin depicting 'The Spies of Canaan', Nuremberg, Germany, 16th C. Sold at Rob Michiels Auction, Bruges for 2,200 Euros in October 2021.

Nuremberg Alms Dishes & Nuremberg Dishes, Basins and Bowls

The brass basins, dishes and bowls created in Nuremberg, Bavaria in the 15th, 16th and 17th century are often referred to by collectors as ‘alms dishes’ hence the collective term Nuremberg Alms Dishes. Although Nuremberg was the leading centre for base metal production in Europe at the time, the manufacture […]

Platinum Anniversary Queen Elizabeth II Toby Jug from Bairstow Pottery

Platinum Anniversary Queen Elizabeth II Toby Jug from Bairstow Pottery

Just released from Bairstow Pottery to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is this special Platinum Anniversary Queen Elizabeth II Toby Jug. The edition is being released in five colourways: Dark Blue, Green, Grey, Light Blue and Pink. Each colour being one of the Queen’s favourites. Each jug is hand painted […]

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The Universal Appeal of Tea Collecting

For years, drinking tea has been an immensely satisfying ritual, especially for those who pride themselves in being a tea connoisseur. For tea lovers, tea is more than a simple drink after a meal. It is a customary way of communicating culture and style which is why it has expanded […]

Chomp! Swatch X Peanuts Holiday Special watch

Chomp! Swatch X Peanuts Holiday Special watch

The Swatch X Peanuts range continues to expand with the release of this Swatch Christmas themed Peanuts watch. The dial depicts everyones favourite Peanuts dog Snoopy lying on his doghouse with Woodstock sitting on his tummy. The kennel is decorated with multi-coloured Christmas lights. A delightful touch is the white […]

Collecting the Escape from Colditz board game

Collecting the Escape from Colditz board game

Originally released in 1973 this highly competitive, strategy card and dice driven board game can be found as a newer version almost fifty years on. However, there is still a market for the first edition. Set during the real-life eponymous daring escape from Colditz prison, one player takes the role […]

The Unique and Creative Art of the The House of Rayne

The Unique and Creative Art of the The House of Rayne

WCN has been a fan of artist Colin Rayne for some time and in this feature we take a look at his varied and unique artefacts. Colin’s work ranges from traditional oil and watercolour paintings to incredible clocks, from sculpture to kinetic art, and from glass sculpture to large scale […]

Lladro 2021 Christmas Bells and Christmas Balls set

Lladro 2021 Christmas Bells and Christmas Balls set

The annual Lladro Christmas Bells and Christmas Balls are always eagerly awaited. The 2021 editions both feature a candle motif and come in white with blue text and white with red text. Each ornament is made of porcelain and comes with an organdy ribbon which can be used to hang […]

Sweep cleans up at auction

Sweep cleans up at auction

Sooty and his pals have been a huge favourite on screen and on stage since the late 1950’s. Recently some memorabilia came up as a lot at Ewbank’s Entertainment Memorabilia auction on November the 18th. The collection was part of the estate of the late Peter Jago who passed away […]