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.
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.
THE COURIER’S Saturday ‘Menu’ supplement is proudly the Scottish Newspaper Supplement of the Year. It is not the first Dundee ‘menu’ to make waves, however.
The Vincent Black Shadow is the default best-of-British motorbike for many enthusiasts.
It doesn't matter how many years I spend on this column, objects keep coming along which leave me bamboozled – and today’s item comfortably left me floundering.
IT IS timely that I dwell this weekend on another Rabbie who had a love affair with a wee mouse.
This column has several times featured the sale of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought – and also its exponential rise in value. On December 12, for instance, I watched Smith’s personal copy sell in London for £900,000.
Bonham’s pre-Christmas sale of fine books and manuscripts saw Britain’s most famous atlas bid to an astonishing £35,000.
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.