Category Archives: Collectables and Memorabilia

What are Faberge Eggs and why are they Popular

Faberge Eggs

You may have heard the word “Faberge” before, but did you know that the name belonged to one of the most famous Russian jewellers that ever lived? Peter Carl Faberge is the sole supervisor that oversaw the design and manufacturing of the Faberge eggs, a collection of “Imperial” easter eggs that were built with gemstones and precious metals. They were given as Easter gifts to Russian royalty when celebrating important events, and only 43 of the 50 are confirmed to have survived. Read More What are Faberge Eggs and why are they Popular

Modern Coin Collecting

coin collecting

There are some modern coins which, just like antique coins, are very rare and so can be surprisingly valuable. Some are rare because they were mistakes that somehow found themselves in circulation (known as mint error coins), whilst others were issued as limited editions (the number of coins released is called its mintage). If you’re very lucky you may just come across one of them in the change in your pocket or purse, so keep an eye out. Here are a few of the ones to look out for. Read More Modern Coin Collecting

A Private Collection of Louis Vuitton Sold for £170,000

Louis Vuitton

The rarity, quality and condition of a number of Louis Vuitton items proved irresistible to collectors in our recent sales. The quirky range of items, which included a travelling wardrobe, camp bed, cigar humidor, desk & various trunks, had been privately commissioned by the vendor and their uniqueness certainly added to their appeal. Read More A Private Collection of Louis Vuitton Sold for £170,000

Collecting Royal Memorabilia

royal family collectables

With the recent birth of Prince Louis to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 23rd April and the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May this year, there’s currently a lot of interest in the UK monarchy. Whether you’re already a collector of memorabilia to do with the Royal Family or just considering buying some of the collectibles released on these two occasions, you might be wondering just what is and isn’t worth collecting. Read More Collecting Royal Memorabilia

Creating your Collection of Watches

Collecting watches

People start collecting watches for various reasons. Some are interested in watches as a fashion item, wanting a collection that includes a watch for every occasion and outfit. Others are more interested in collectible watches as a financial investment, hoping that the items in their collection will increase in value over time. Others still find the history behind a watch the most fascinating thing – whether it is an antique, a vintage item or perhaps just associated with a famous person. Read More Creating your Collection of Watches