Poole Pottery model of a bottle kiln – estimate £400-600 at Cottees in Dorset.

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The Poole Pottery sale at Cottees in Dorset on April 30 includes this hand-thrown and carved model of a bottle kiln. The cover lifts off to reveal miniatures of typical Poole wares and an electric light fitting.

One of a small edition made by Guy Sydenham in red stoneware to commemorate the centenary of Poole Pottery in 1973, it has an estimate of £400-600. or view this item at


Polychrome enamel pendant with image of Fath ‘Ali Shah Qajar – estimate £1000-1500 at Chiswick Auctions.

Perhaps more images of Fath ‘Ali Shah Qajar (1797-1834), the most renowned and influential ruler of the Qajar dynasty, have survived than of any other Persian ruler. Most follow a precise iconographic and decorative programme.

This small polychrome enamel pendant set with gold and seed pearls comes for sale as part of the third tranche of a single owner European collection of Islamic art at Chiswick Auctions on April 29.

Last sold at Christie’s in 1996, it is guided at £1000-1500. or view this item at


Painting of St Ives Harbour by John Anthony Park – estimate at Halls of Shrewsbury.

The timed online sale of Modern & Contemporary art at Halls of Shrewsbury that closes on May 2 includes this oil on board by John Anthony Park (1880-1962) of St Ives Harbour.

Park was heavily influenced by Post- Impressionism and declared that “colour is everything. Anyone can be taught line, but you cannot teach a feeling for colour.”

This work, from a private collection was purchased by a relative of the vendor while on honeymoon to St Ives in 1939.

Estimate £2000-4000. or view this item at


Four case inro – estimated at £2500-3000 at John Nicholson’s.

John Nicholson’s Islamic and Oriental auction in Fernhurst, West Sussex, on May 4 includes this fine quality Meiji period gold lacquer and shibayama four case inro with silver ojime with red seal mark, estimated at £2500-3000


Lalique ‘Hibou’ car mascot – estimate £30,000-50,000 at Lyon & Turnbull.

A complete collection of René Lalique’s Art Deco car mascots comes for sale at Lyon & Turnbull on April 28. The 29 different models – including some great rarities – were accumulated over 10 years by a UK collector.

Lalique produced car mascots for six years between 1925-31 with 29 recognised mascot designs.

Among the rarest is Hibou, an elusive design modelled as a wide-eyed owl preparing for flight. It was one of the last made by Lalique and was produced in clear and frosted glass in very small numbers in January 1931. This example, the first L&T Lalique specialist Joy McCall has offered for sale in 25 years, is expected to bring £30,000-50,000. or view this item at


British Railways totem sign comes from Clydebank Central in Scotland – estimate £500-1000 at McTear’s.

This British Railways totem sign comes from Clydebank Central in Scotland, the former North British Railway station between Partick and Bowlin opened in 1897 and now known just as Clydebank.

The 3ft (92.5cm) wide enamel on cast iron sign is estimated at £500-1000 in McTear’s Toys, Pop Culture & Railwayana auction taking place in Glasgow on April 28. or view this item at


Corgi gift set No 40 The Avengers – estimate £250-300 at Lacy Scott & Knight.

The first of Corgi Toysʼ film and TV tie-in models appeared in March 1965: The Saintʼs Volvo P1800 (258). Most successful was 007ʼs Aston Martin DB5 (261) from Goldfinger, issued in October 1965.

A good selection is offered in the Toys & Models auction at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, saleroom Lacy Scott & Knight on April 29.

Guided at £250-300, this gift set No 40 The Avengers comprises John Steed’s vintage red Bentley and Emma Peel’s Lotus Elan S2 (both described by LSK as near mint), complete with both figures and three original umbrellas, sold in the original sliding tray and all-card picture box. or view this item at


This pair of percussion pistols by Wadsworth of London – estimate £400-500 at Wilson55.

This pair of percussion pistols by Wadsworth of London have an estimate of £400- 500 at the Arms, Armour & Militaria sale at Wilson55 in Nantwich on April 28. or view this item at


Palitoy Star Wars Chewbacca original carded figure – estimate £1500-2000 at C&T.

May 4 – ‘May the 4th be with youʼ – is an appropriate time for a Star Wars TV & Film Related Toys & Collectibles Auction. C&T of Kent says the majority of items in this sale comprise two childhood collections and one private collection.

Pictured here is a ‘scarceʼ Palitoy Star Wars Chewbacca original carded figure estimated at £1500-2000. or view this item at


Kenner/Palitoy-made Star Wars action figure of Boba Fett complete with original blaster – estimate £800-1200 at East Bristol Auctions.

Another Star Wars May 4 offering takes place at East Bristol Auctions where the Estate of Jeremy Bulloch features. Bulloch, who died in 2020, played the bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Shown here, estimated at £800-1200, is Bullochʼs personally owned Kenner/Palitoy-made Star Wars action figure of Boba Fett complete with original blaster. The Kenner-released Boba Fett action figure was initially advertised as having a ‘rocketfiring ʼ feature, and early card backs displayed this action. However, when the figure was released, the rocket was to be found firmly seated in the jetpack.

The rocket-firing Boba Fett never made it to production and the very few surviving examples now sell for huge sums (for example, a prototype took $95,700/£76,600 at Hake’s Auctions of York, Pennsylvania, in 2019). The example offered here is a standard non-firing production figure, released probably in 1979 by Kenner or Palitoy. or view this item at