A group of five petrol pump globes with lettering for Shell fuels, which sold for £1,200 at The Canterbury Auction Galleries. Check out their current catalogue here.


A 19th century Black Forest carved wooden brown bear, measuring 14 inches in height, sold for £2 500 at The Canterbury Auction Galleries. Incredibly, the piece sold for over 5 times its £500-700 pre-sale estimate.

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Something for the home of a serious Disney collector! A 20th century Minnie Mouse carousel seat, on sale at Rago Arts with an estimate of $4 000 - 6 000.

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These are a pretty pair indeed! If you're thinking of starting your very own porcelain avery this pair of Meissen cockatoos are a great starting piece. A comparable pair sold for $26 000 at Christie's, London. This pair is estimated at $6 000-9 000.

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No collectible zoo is complete without an iron snake. This Japanese Myochin iron articulated snake from the Meiji Period, has a hinged jaw and moveable tongue. Estimated at $50 000-70 000.

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Adorn your wall with the most perfect piece to complete a kitsch kitchen. This 19th Century American School painting is estimated at $2 500 - 3 500.


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Sports memorabilia is scoring big this season. This baseball is signed on the sweet spot by Babe Ruth. Ruth played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for 21 years. Ruth was known for his incredible skills as a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and later achieved stardom playing for the New York Yankees. Babe's baseball is estimated at $2 000-3 000.Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 10.35.45

A quirky collection of Lanier silver miniatures is estimated at $1 500 -2 000. The set includes a woolly mammoth, an elephant an Teddy Roosevelt, of course!

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This Meiji bronze snarling tiger is a snatch at $1 500 - 2 000, perfect companion for the Meiji snake!


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These Victorian coral earrings are a serious statement pieces. Realistically carved with the face of the Roman god of wine Bacchus they are estimated at $1 400-1 600.