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Beswick Butterfly Plaques

Beswick Butterfly Plaques

The wonderful Beswick Butterfly Plaques are quite rare and were produced from 1957 to 1963 and were all designed by Albert Hallam. We take a look at these colourful creations with a price guide of sales at auction. There are thought to be nine designs and were made in large, […]

Leslie Harradine and Royal Doulton

Leslie Harradine and Royal Doulton

For collectors of Royal Doulton, Leslie Harradine is a well known name  having designed some of the most famous and iconic Doulton figures including the Balloon Seller, Scotties, Sunshine Girl and the popular Dickens Series. He was prolific and modelled figures for Doulton from the late 1920s to the 1950s, […]

Board Game Reprints

Board Game Reprints

You may find that you have a copy of a board game that sounds familiar, but the game itself and the artwork may look dated and different from the versions you have seen more recently. From time to time even modern hobby board games get to the age where they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Collecting James Bond 007 Jigsaw Puzzles

Collecting James Bond 007 Jigsaw Puzzles

There are many different strands for James Bond collectors to collect and this feature looks at collecting James Bond 007 Jigsaw Puzzles. We also include a price guide on some of the puzzles that have been sold at auction. Arrow Games produced a series of great jigsaw puzzles in the […]