Norman Watson

Courier columnist
Collectors' Corner

Rare saucer featured at Captain Scott’s birthday party

May 25 2019

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.

Collectors' Corner

Lusitania artefact takes the biscuit

May 18 2019

Only one biscuit has appeared in all the years of this column. It featured in 2002, but failed to sell in an otherwise busy Christie’s saleroom during a dispersal of 400 lots of Arctic and Antarctic memorabilia.