Today’s outing takes in two antiques shops and two collectables shops, with country drives along the way. Depending on location and the type of antiques you’re into, you may want to consider just the first half of this day (Woburn to Ampthill) or the second half (Hitchin to Crews Hill).
A rare look at a very special wallpaper. Good weather and Scotland aren't two things we'd usually associate with each other, but in the September of 1848 Queen Victoria was enticed to Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, by the promise of blue skies after enduring a stint of terrible weather in Loch Laggan.
1930s-1950s printed playfield bagatelle games. Pinball was a tabletop board game. The origins of pinball can be traced to games like bocce and ground billiards in which balls were rolled on a course. Ground billiards evolved into the tabletop game with which we are all familiar, and often refer to…
Mid 1960s to late 1970s ska and reggae record labels. Featured here are a number of mid-1960s to late-1970s ska and reggae record labels. They are from a collection owned by DJ and graphic designer Shernette Daly, who worked for seminal reggae label Trojan Records in the noughties.
A story of emigration and Italian values in tinplate packaging Italian Olive Oil Tins 1860-1960 is a book as specific and focused as its title suggests. The book displays the fruits of Tiziana Riva Guatelli's lifelong passion and collection of tins and original lithographic artworks.