Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Liverpool Blitz Hero Remembered.

Its easy to forget the role that the Royal Pioneer Corps played in the war. A local hero Corporal James Scully was remembered, through the sale of his medals recently.
George Scully's George Cross and two other of his medals made £72,000 at a saleroom that was consigned by the family. It was the first time that the brave Corporal's medals had come onto the market

Monday, 17 October 2011

After The £53 Million Pounds Vase-The Treasures Of Chinese Porcelain on the BBC.

After the shock of a Chinese vase selling for 53 million pounds, yes 53 million pounds, a new series has just started on the BBC.
Considering the vase was was valued as a clever copy it is even more suprising.

“The piece was sold by a 70-year-old woman and her son and daughter. We were clearing her brother's house after he died and I looked at the vase and said: Oh, that looks nice'. It had just sat on the bookcase doing absolutely nothing.
“They told me it had been valued at just £800 two months earlier. They also told me the owner had taken it on Going For A Song on the BBC about 40 years ago. He was told it was a very clever reproduction.”

Take a look at the series.