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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 […]

The Beswick Characters of David Hand’s Animaland

The Beswick Characters of David Hand’s Animaland

  The Beswick Characters of David Hand’s Animaland were all modelled by Arthur Gredington and were based on David Hand’s Animaland characters. The figures were produced by Beswick from 1949 to 1955. David Hand was a cartoon film animator who originally worked for the Disney organization where he was involved […]

Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Christmas Plates

Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Christmas Plates

The Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Christmas plates were a Xmas tradition from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. The series of plates all featured Beatrix Potter’s most famous character Peter Rabbit in various scenes and predicaments. From 1981-1987 the text on plate was ‘ Peter Rabbit wishes you a very […]

Ghostbusters Afterlife POP! Vinyl Figures

Ghostbusters Afterlife POP! Vinyl Figures

A series of Ghostbusters Afterlife POP! Vinyl Figures are set for release now and at the start of 2022 including a series of figures based on the very mischievous Mini Puft characters. The Ghostbusters Afterlife POP! Vinyl Figures include:  Phoebe (played brilliantly in the film by Mckenna Grace), Lucky, Podcast, […]

Sylvac Pottery 1715 Dog Cruet Condiment Set

Sylvac Pottery 1715 Dog Cruet Condiment Set

Sylvac are well known for their dog and rabbit figures but until recently we had not seen this extremely cute condiment set. It is a four piece set including a salt, pepper and mustard all set in green boat. Each of the condiments has a classic Sylvac dog head on […]

Swarovksi Mo & Ricci Holiday Annual Edition 2021

Swarovksi Mo & Ricci Holiday Annual Edition 2021

Now these are very sweet indeed, the 2021 Swarovksi Mo & Ricci Holiday Annual Editions. They are designed by Edith Mair and the pair are the latest addition to the Swarovski Mo collection. Full of holiday-season joy and sprinkled with snow-like decorations, Mo the cow and Ricci the moose shine […]

The 2021 Annual Swarovski 30th Anniversary Ornament

The 2021 Annual Swarovski 30th Anniversary Ornament

In 2021 the Annual Swarovski Ornament celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary and a larger version has  been designed by Michele Blasilli. The 2021 Annual Swarovski 30th Anniversary Ornament design features an elegant clear crystal, with a Blue Aurora Borealis effect, which has been expertly cut in an innovative new asymmetric style. […]

Rocking Horse with Jockey Tin Plate Penny Toy by Johann Meier

Rocking Horse with Jockey Tin Plate Penny Toy by Johann Meier

This Rocking Horse with Jockey Tin Plate Penny Toy was manufactured by Johann Meier of Nurenberg. The Johann Philip Meier company manufactured penny toys also know as tin toys. This rocking horse dates to the late 19th century and features a jockey on a rocking horse. The rocking horse base […]