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Charlotte Rhead Tiles information and price guide

Charlotte Rhead Tiles information and price guide

Charlotte Rhead is well known for her Art Deco and colourful designs and in this feature we take a look at Charlotte Rhead tiles. Charlotte Rhead created a great number of tike designs ranging from buildings, landscapes, sea scapes, animals,  and people especially women. Each tile was unique and tube-lined […]

Clarice Cliff Teddy Bear Bookends

Clarice Cliff Teddy Bear Bookends

Clarice Cliff is well known for her range of colourful pottery but she was also responsible for other items such as the Clarice Cliff Teddy Bear Bookends. The Teddy Bear bookends date from the 1930s and were sold in pairs and show a teddy bear sitting holding on to plinth […]

Beswick Alice in Wonderland Price Guide

Beswick Alice in Wonderland Price Guide

The original Beswick Alice in Wonderland series of figurines were released in 1973 and were produced until 1983. They were modelled by designer Graham Tongue (who had joined Beswick in 1996), Albert Hallam and David Lyttleton. The design of the Beswick Alice in Wonderland series of 11 figurines was influenced […]

Cluedo Detecting the Value of this Classic Game

Cluedo Detecting the Value of this Classic Game

In this highly digital age board games are taking more and more prevalence for spending interactive time with family and friends. From this we seem to be digging those family board games we still own from the seventies and eighties out of the cupboards, blowing off the dust and this […]

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 […]