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.
ONE ROLE I proudly fulfil is helping with the Great War Dundee project, an umbrella group of organisations which includes archives, libraries, universities, historic groups, private companies and visitor attractions. You may recall some of our events, such as the Loos centenary concert in the Caird Hall in 2015.
SOLD BY Cambridge-based Cheffins on July 12 was a rare copy of one of the most remarkable books of the 20th Century – The War of the Worlds.
I’VE OWNED a few oddball cars in recent times – including a Morris from the 1930s, an Austin from the 50s and a basketcase from the 1970s, but never anything as grand, historic or famous as the four-wheel thunderbolt in today’s illustration.
A VICTORIAN silver snuff box depicting a mansion in Ramsgate has just sold for world record price of £48,800 at Matthew Barton’s in London.