Ginger & Pickles………….

Reflecting upon a week which has brought forth more than it’s fair share of time wasters and pseudo “customers”, we sought out our childhood copy of Beatrix Potter’s “Ginger & Pickles”, which delightful though cautionary tale, is guaranteed to bring a knowing smile to the lips of all who have spent time “entertaining” such people […]

Re-writing History……………

Lots of re-examination of past historical misdeeds taking place at the moment in the wake of the removal of Slave Trader, Edward Colston’s statue from it’s formerly elevated position in the City of Bristol. For a thorough understanding and appreciation of the facts underlying this particular case, we would recommend the excellent article by Professor […]

Going for a Song……………

After a gap of some years, I enjoyed, during the past weekend, revisiting “Going for a Song ~ English Furniture”, in which the late Arthur Negus, in conversation with Max Robertson, reflects upon his years in the Antiques Trade. As the “resident connoisseur” of the hugely popular television programme which, in the mid 1960’s first […]

Polly put the kettle on………

Musing on old domestic utensils, my thoughts wandered back to childhood visits to my maternal Great-Grandmother’s home in West Derby, Liverpool. As a child, I would repair each Saturday to 10, Starfield Street, where a regular treat was to be expected in the form of a chocolate cream sandwich cake procured from Lefevre & Martin’s […]

Online Valuations……………

To return once more to this vexed subject, following a spate of email requests to value items on behalf of enquirers wishing to dispose of unwanted goods from as far away as Australia. In response to these enquiries, we genuinely offer what we regard as honest advice which is at all times intended to be […]