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A Royal Winton Grimwades Chanticleer Three Piece Teaset

A look at Grimwades Royal Winton Chanticleer Series

The Grimwades Royal Winton Chanticleer  series first appeared at the British Industries Fair in February 1936. The range of realistically moulded cockerels and hen, in warm colours, were a popular addition to the breakfast table and was produced for many years. Grimwades described the range as ‘distinctive novelties’ on their […]

Bois Russell - Arthur Gredington 1938 Derby Winner

Arthur Gredington and Beswick

Arthur Gredington was one of the leading animal modellers of the 20th Century, not only for Beswick  but in the world of ceramics . He was responsible for the creation of nearly 400 models (well over 400 with pieces he collaborated on), some of which will probably be in your […]

Beswick Thunderbirds Busts Price Guide

Beswick Thunderbirds Busts Price Guide

The Beswick Thunderbirds set of busts was a commission by Lawleys by Post to celebrate the famous Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds TV programme in 1992. There were six busts in the set and were modelled by William K Harper. The set included Lady Penelope, The Hood, Brains, Scott Tracy, Parker and […]

How much is my Monopoly worth?

How much is my Monopoly worth?

Most of you will have a copy of Monopoly of some form tucked away somewhere. Whether it’s at the back of a cupboard, on a shelf or in the attic. Before you dig it out for a post lockdown car boot sale check out the value of it. You could […]

Beswick Puma on Rock Model 1702

Beswick Puma on Rock Model 1702

The Beswick Puma on Rock is one of my favourite Beswick pieces. The piece which has a Model No 1702 is sometime referred to as Panther on Rock or Lion on Rock. It features a magnificent snarling puma cat standing atop grey rock with it’s front left forepaw outstretched ready […]

Collecting Give a Show Projectors

Collecting Give a Show Projectors

Whether the young people of today would find these as much as fun as I did when I was given a Give a Show Projector as a present in late 1970s is open to question. My guess is probably YES but there a lot of middle aged children who are […]

Record Collector 100 Best Music Investments in March issue

Record Collector 100 Best Music Investments in March issue

This should make interesting reading for collectors when this issue of Record Collectors hits the shelves on the 25th March – From Bowie to Weller The 100 Best Music Investments ‘How Your Vinyl Can Make You Money in 2021’. We will get a copy next week to review. For more […]

Ariel The Little Mermaid announced as the latest Disney Annual Princess

Ariel The Little Mermaid announced as the latest Disney Annual Princess

Swarovski have announced the release of Ariel The Little Mermaid as the latest addition to the Swarovski Disney Princess collection. Ariel is the sixth Princess in the collection with the first three in the collection Cinderella, Elsa and Belle reaching record prices on the secondary market. Ariel is another great […]

Halcyon Days Christmas 2020

Halcyon Days Christmas 2020

Halycon Days celebrate their 70th Anniversary in 2020 and to celebrate this milestone and the first year of the new decade they have released a handcrafted and handpainted special limited edition of their annual Christmas box. The colourful box features gothic script in vibrant red, with emblematic holly on a […]

Steiff goes Back to the Future

Steiff goes Back to the Future

We love Back to the Future and we love Steiff so what could be better than the new Steiff Back to the future Doc Brown & Marty McFly. The film was premiered on the 25th October 1985 and this fab set is to celebrate the 35th Anniversary. Released in an […]