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A Schuco Felix the Cat perfume bottle circa 1930. Sold for £350 at MARTEL MAIDES AUCTIONS, June 2019.

Schuco Felix the Cat Perfume Bottle Price Guide

Schuco are well known for their toys, miniature figures and their miniature mohair teddy bear perfume bottles. They were made in the 1920s and 1930s and one of the rarer editions is one based on Felix the Cat. The Schuco Felix the Cat perfume bottle features a mohair Felix the […]

Why We Still Love Felix the Cat After 100 Years

Why We Still Love Felix the Cat After 100 Years

In 1919, Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer created Felix the Cat, one of the most popular and enduring cartoon characters of all time. Felix was a black cat with white eyes who starred in his own series of short films from 1919 to 1930. The character became so popular that […]

A large Hornsea Muramic horse & carriage wall plaque by John Clappison. Sold for £176 on ebay, April 2022.

Hornsea Muramics Wall Plaques information and price guide

The Hornsea Muramics Wall Plaques were designed by John Clappison whilst at Hornsea Pottery in the early 1970s. They were only produced for a short period  from 1971-1972 and each one was unique. We take a look at these interesting Muramic wall plaques with an associated price guide. How the […]

Georges Omerth a patinated bronze and ivory figure of a boy clown numbered 8446. Sold for £420 at Dawson Auctioneers, April 2021.

Georges Omerth French Art Deco Designer Price Guide

In this feature we take a look at the work of French Art Deco Designer Georges Omerth along with examples of his work with price guide. Georges Omerth was born in 1895 in a small town in the south of France. He showed an early interest in art, and at […]

Popeye & Olive Oyl Tank Linemar Battery Operated With Box

Popeye & Olive Oyl Tank creates record at auction

The Holy Grail of Popeye toys according to Milestone Auctions (Willoughby, Ohio) is the battery operated Popeye & Olive Oyl Tank made by Linemar and one came up at their April auction. The battery-powered tank was made by the Japanese firm of Linemar, the post-Second World War subsidiary to Louis […]

historic blue Manchester City No 16 jersey worn by Sergio Agüero REVERSE

Historic blue Manchester City No.16 shirt worn by Sergio Agüero to be sold

The iconic No 16 football shirt worn by Sergio Agüero when scoring the winning goal against Queen’s Park Rangers in the 4th minute of extra-time at the Etihad Stadium on the 13th May 2012 is to be sold at Graham Budd Auctioneers on the 24th/25th May in their 30 Years […]

Pitcher features a cut-out handle, manipulated rim, and mottled emerald, raspberry, and purple glaze. Incised script signature to underside ‘G E Ohr’. Sold for$9,375 at RAGO, May 2022.

George Edgar Ohr The Father of Modern American Ceramics

The George Ohr Pottery is one of the most fascinating ceramic art movements in history. The eccentric artist George Edgar Ohr was its founder, and his unique pottery has become highly sought after by collectors. However, much of George Ohr’s fame, recognition and interest in his work came posthumously. In […]

Mary Blair Concept Art For Its A Small World. Sold for $33,600 at Heritage Auctions $33,600, December 2019.

Mary Blair and Disney’s It’s A Small World

Mary Blair was a celebrated artist and designer who played a pivotal role in shaping the look of Disney animation in the 1950s. She was responsible for designing some of the most iconic scenes in films like “Cinderella”, “Peter Pan” and “Alice in Wonderland.”  for over two decades. However, her […]

Vera Wang Doll added to Barbie Tribute Collection

Vera Wang Doll added to Barbie Tribute Collection

Fashion icon Vera Wang is the latest addition to the Barbie Tribute Collection which celebrates visionaries whose incredible contributions have helped shape and impact culture. The Vera Wang doll is designed by Carlyle Nuera and is inspired by a look from Vera Wang’s own  2017 ready-to-wear collection. The Vera Wang […]

A French Unis tinplate clockwork Auto Pompe Fire Engine. Sold for £55 at Lacy Scott and Knight, December 2021.

Collecting Tinplate Fire Engines

There’s something special about tinplate fire engines. They’re intricate, they’re beautiful, and they hark back to a bygone era of firefighting. For collectors the area is easily definable and a good collection can be acquired. We include a number of examples along with their estimates or prices achieved at auction. […]