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Collectors' Corner

Man in the Moon comes to life

September 24 2016

EDINBURGH, on Wednesday, is the location and date of Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of fine furniture and works of art – but the talking point may be a small but exquisite collection of automatons assembled by The Who singer Roger Daltry and his wife Heather.

Collectors' Corner

Chair’s link with science

September 17 2016

WILLIAM CALLAGHAN was one of the footballers of my boyhood who appeared on collectable bubble gum cards. He was, of course, a member of the great Dunfermline Athletic team of the 1960s which won the Scottish Cup.

Collectors' Corner

Icing on the royal collection

September 10 2016

AUCTIONEERS CHRISTIE’S were founded by Perth runaway James Christie in 1766 – so this venerable old institution can be excused for celebrating its 250th birthday. I fancy few firms nowadays make it to that vintage.

Collectors' Corner

A new home for ancient coin

August 27 2016

THE ACADEMIC collection of English coins assembled by Lord Stewartby over a long and very active lifetime is being dispersed by Spink in a series of auctions, with the final instalment due next month.

Collectors' Corner

Still collecting Dinky cars

July 30 2016

MY OLD friend Hamish was already a great fan of veteran Dinky cars when this column sailed down the publishing slipway 25 years ago. So when I ran into him recently, a question rapidly on my lips was what had happened to his collection.

Collectors' Corner

Pigeon post

July 9 2016

ILLUSTRATED from a local private collection is a flimsy letter written by a VC hero and carried from the Somme battlefield 100 years ago – by a homing pigeon.

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