Amidst the rich tapestry of Scotland’s art history, the name Elizabeth Mary Watt (1886-1954) emerges as a distinguished figure whose creative prowess was nothing short of enchanting. Born in Dundee and later associated with Glasgow’s illustrious art scene, Watt’s journey, from a milliner in Dundee to a celebrated member of […]
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In the realm of children’s literature and poetry, few have captured the essence of childhood innocence and wonder quite like Joan Walsh Anglund. With her gentle prose and distinctive, round-faced illustrations, she has touched the hearts of millions around the world. For over half a century, her work has resonated […]
Tucked away in the heart of London’s Berkeley Square, the artist Kitty MacBride meticulously crafted a world where tiny mice sprung to life, each capturing a moment, a mood, or a playful gesture. Her intricate work of pottery stood out as a testament to her unparalleled talent. The 1970s saw […]
At first glance, Stanhopes are simply small objects, often with a practical purpose. But hold them up to the light, peer closely into the tiny lens, and suddenly, you are transported into another world, another time. A microphotograph, as minute as a full stop, unfolds its tale magnified through the […]
Philatelists around the globe often bow to the aura surrounding the British Guiana 1c Magenta. Its fame extends beyond its vibrant color and unique design to a rich history that makes it an unparalleled object of desire among stamp collectors. Issued in 1856 in limited numbers in British Guiana, now […]
As the term “Top Trumps” rings a bell for those of us from a certain era, it might not stir memories of stats comparisons of vehicles or sports figures, but of sheer, unadulterated horror. This chilling reminiscence comes from two remarkable sets released in the late 1970s, the Horror Top […]
In 1979, the gaming world underwent a profound transformation with the release of Adventure on the Atari 2600. Crafted by the brilliant mind of Warren Robinett, this legendary title defied the norms of its era, heralding a new era in video game design. Pioneering the ‘action-adventure’ genre, Adventure marked a […]
When you think of British puppetry, the cheeky, silent little bear with a magic wand, Sooty, is almost certainly among the first characters to come to mind. As we celebrate his 75th birthday this year, we look back at the journey of this lovable character who has managed to delight […]
Collecting Panini Argentina 78 World Cup Football Stickers – The year was 1978. A year that saw Argentina bathe in triumph as they lifted the World Cup trophy on home soil. For football enthusiasts, the fervor of that moment is captured and relived, not just through recorded matches or written […]
Collecting Thongor of Lemuria – A Retrospective on Lin Carter’s Lost World Epic: When one delves into the fascinating world of pulp fantasy, it’s impossible not to come across the iconic Thongor series, penned by the late, great Lin Carter. His vivid imagination and remarkable storytelling skills birthed a protagonist […]