I’m of a certain vintage musically – old enough to play vinyl, tapes, CDs and, to show off, by turning on a blue and cream plastic Decca wall-mounted radio from the sixties.
Bonham’s pre-Christmas sale of fine books and manuscripts saw Britain’s most famous atlas bid to an astonishing £35,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.