Archive for the ‘Collecting’ Category

Continuing on the Agatha Christie theme. Whilst we were away a new set of Christie themed stamps arrived from the Royal Mail, celebrating the centenary of the writing of her first detective story, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. As well as being beautifully illustrated and designed (by Neil Webb and Jim Sutherland of Studio Sutherl&), the stamps […]


A first birthday is always something worth celebrating. In Septemer 2010 I wrote about the possible demise of our local Arts Centre: “The council have all but closed the Guildhall of St George, (other than for external hire – and despite, rather perversely, continuing with repairs to the roof costing around £200,000), so a decision to do the […]


Another batch of Ladybird books has arrived at Weir HQ and I don’t think I’ve ever added a finer selection to the number that I already own. Thanks to a colleague’s local auction house I am now the owner of a number of 1st edition Ladybirds resplendent in pristine matching dust jackets. Admittedly they’re some of […]


  Had another successful day adding to the various collections earlier in the week, particularly the Penguins.  I managed to pick up copies of ‘An Introduction to Modern Architecture’ by J M Richards, (a newer version than the one I already have), ‘The Time Machine‘ by H G Wells, ‘The Day of the Triffids‘ by John Wyndham, (yes […]


As a collector of far too many things, Roo Reynolds’ recent excellent blog post on collecting explains an awful lot. I’ve never really considered why I collect what I collect because I think that travelling down roads such as those is probably a dangerous business and to be honest I don’t need any additional help in the […]