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Few copies of The First Asterix Frieze by Asterix creators René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo appear to have survived since it was published in 1985.

With illustrations of the favourite characters and places in the famous French comic, the frieze was designed to be stuck on the wall, which may explain why so few have survived.

This copy above is estimated at £100-150 in Cuttlestones’ Specialist Collectors’ Sale in Wolverhampton on September 21.


A well-preserved Edwardian hallmarked sterling silver pin cushion in the style of a throne or coronation chair is priced at £295 from online-only silver and collectables dealer Robert Bush Antiques.

The 2in (5cm) high piece is hallmarked for London 1902, with the silversmith’s mark for Cornelius Saunders and James Francis Shepherd.


Among the most popular character toys of the 1920s was Charlie Chaplin. A 6in (16cm) high mechanical toy of the comic dressed in felt clothes and top hat is one of the best-known, made by German company Schreyer & Co, later trademarked as Schuco. When wound up, the toy shuffles forwards and twirls a cane.

It is guided at £200-300 in a militaria, toys and collectables sale at Dee Atkinson & Harrison on September 14 in Driffield, East Yorkshire.

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This Arts & Crafts twin-handled creation for Liberty & Co’s Tudric pewter line, above, is guided at £200-300 in a sale at Eastbourne Auctions in East Sussex on September 13-15.

The so-called ‘Woodbine Spices’ bowl was designed by David Veazey and decorated with stylised rose bushes and a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s 1857 poem, Come into the Garden, Maud.

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