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Britains 1st Bomber Lancers at Vectis

Britains toy soldiers gallop into Teesside auction as Bombay Lancers set from 1896 makes £11,000

05 September 2018

In the race to offer increasingly collectable more modern toys such as Lego and Star Wars, a lot dating from 1896 sold at a Teesside auction shows older items are still in the running when rarity and condition are just right.

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Saved from a skip, Ault pattern book on display at DresserFest

08 June 2015

A previously unpublished book of ceramic designs that could shed new light on the work of Dr Christopher Dresser goes on public view for the first time during a three-day festival celebrating the life and work of the Victorian designer.

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Boba Fett Star Wars figure sets auction record

04 February 2015

The toy ripped open from plastic and cardboard may bring joy to a child – but it is the simple packaging that makes the big money when that child becomes a collector with an eye on pounds, not play value.

Christopher Dresser Society launches

10 June 2013

The Christopher Dresser Society will be launched at Teesside University on June 20.