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.
The Vincent Black Shadow is the default best-of-British motorbike for many enthusiasts.
I feel a toy coming on for Christmas – and there are few better than this vintage nodding Santa, the subject of much admiration at Bertoia’s seasonal sale in New Jersey last month.
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.
Readers the length and breadth of Courier Country will have owned a piece of McIntosh furniture at some stage. Alas, no, not Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but Alexander Henry McIntosh (1835-1919).
Illustrated is small oil painting by the Scottish artist John Pettie which caused a stir at John Nicolson’s auctions in Haslemere, Surrey at the tail end of January.
While awaiting your cuppa in the McManus, glance at the glazed display case lining the café and the shimmering presence of a museum treasure – the silver-gilt Doncaster Gold Cup, made for one of the oldest horse races in Britain.
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.
Sold for over 100,000 euros by Dorotheum Auctions in Vienna on April 30 was this Roman School, c1603-20 oil on canvas, depicting Saint Bartholomew.
Special Auction Services of Newbury featured a remarkable Second World War survivor in its antiques sale on February 5 – and it duly sold for 10 times its pre-sale estimate.