The Vincent Black Shadow is the default best-of-British motorbike for many enthusiasts.
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.
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.
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.
AS IF you hadn’t had enough of elections, along comes today’s illustration of a ballot box!
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.
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.
Eastbourne Auctions is almost as far from Dundee as you can get on the British mainland, but the two communities were linked on May 11 when the Sussex seaside saleroom sold a rare British Antarctic Expedition saucer bearing the emblem of the Terra Nova, the Dundee ship which carried Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic in 1910.
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.