Models and toys made by Dinky, Britains and Corgi have never lost their attraction – the world over – and a sale held recently by Old Toy Soldier Auctions of Pittsburgh drew global bidding.
A highly-unusual public ballot to sell an extremely rare gold sovereign will be staged by the Royal Mint on Friday this week.
An Egyptian brown quartzite head of the God Amun, its features reminiscent of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen, a device used to align the ruling King with deities, will lead Christie’s sale of exceptional treasures on Thursday.
Artist James Watterston Herald has appeared in this column a few times – though never to my dimming memory with a painting of his own backyard.
AS IF you hadn’t had enough of elections, along comes today’s illustration of a ballot box!
Only one biscuit has appeared in all the years of this column. It featured in 2002, but failed to sell in an otherwise busy Christie’s saleroom during a dispersal of 400 lots of Arctic and Antarctic memorabilia.
I brought you a book last week – and here is another. This is a basket case of a bible, though, if you’ll pardon the phrase.
Sold for £500 at Knight’s auction of sporting memorabilia in Leicester last month was a cricket item I have never seen in 30 years of auction watching.
Some years ago I wrote a wee biography of Williamina Fleming – putting her on the map, so to speak. That’s exactly where she belonged, as this daughter of Dundee created, in part, the present alphabetical notation of the stars.
An Eye for Design, the two-catalogue sale of over 400 lots from the collection of specialised decorative arts dealer Paul Reeves provided stellar results for Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh.