The Swedish Nightingale

Her hugely successful musical career, which included a 93 concert tour of the United States during 1850 – 52, promoted by the showman P.T. Barnum, enabled her to donate vast sums to charity, principally towards the provision of free schools in her native Sweden. The rare Antique Victorian Staffordshire Portrait Figure illustrated here, dated to […]

Worldwide Shopping on Instagram

Excited to have launched our latest project during the Easter weekend and pleased to be in the vanguard of those small businesses seeking to take advantage of the steady rise of worldwide online shopping. The monetisation of Instagram, by way of the introduction of a new “View product / See more / Shop Now” icon […]

Dealers in The Old, The Rare and The Beautiful

Many years ago, when casting about for a suitably descriptive text which, when appended to our business name, would convey a clear picture of our activities, we happened upon the following lines in a then popular antiques journal, “A magazine for lovers of The Old, The Rare and The Beautiful”. Perfectly apposite we thought and […]

Meanwhile ~ On the Rostrum

Enjoyed a memorable and most enjoyable evening at Origins Restaurant in Shrewsbury earlier this week where a charity gala dinner was held to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Shropshire Cat Rescue. Lots of enthusiastic supporters and guests in attendance, all of whom were treated to a delicious meal by the students and staff of Shropshire’s […]

If it’s genuine ? Why do I need a receipt ?

We take great care when listing our online stock offerings to ensure not only that our illustrations and descriptive text are attractive to the reader’s eye, but also, and this it may be argued is of far greater importance, that the details of the item as described are correct in every particular. Our approach is […]