MANY INVENTIONS are disputed. Yet I suspect we would all struggle to name anyone other than John Logie Baird as the individual behind television.
AMONG bits and bobs at home is a small collection of the boxes produced by the Dundee jam and marmalade firm Keiller’s.
TODAY’S ITEM has been shown in the premier league of art centres – including international exhibitions in Glasgow, Rome, London and Munich. Its owners have included a Lord Provost of Glasgow and the Johnny Walker whisky family.
I SUSPECT many of us have knick-knacks at home culled from the Glamis Extravaganza. I certainly sneaked a few into the house over the years. But in too many visits to remember, I never returned home with a new (or old!) vehicle.
IT IS some years since I wrote here that John Duncan was an artist prophet seldom recognised in his own land.
COLCHESTER auctioneers Reeman Dansie featured an item that would baffle today’s gizmo-loving youngsters.
IT IS useful to have an impression of what’s hot and what’s not in the collecting world, and the barometer is often swung at this time of year by the Objects of Desire list produced by the posh bankers, Coutts.
A RECENT visit to Glasgow with a Roman history nut found us staring in wonder at The Hunterian’s Antonine Wall exhibition.
YOU WOULDN’T get away with today’s item as cabin baggage on Ryanair!
IN THE years of writing this column I have never come across a pattern book from a Dundee textile manufacturer. Perhaps they were not required for ‘out-of-sight’ jute products, such as sacking, bagging and carpet backing, and possibly the linen lords, like Baxter Brothers, who preceded the jute barons, felt their exports spoke for themselves.