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by moonriver
Mon May 16, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Wishiwell fortune teller
Replies: 11
Views: 3587

Re: Wishiwell fortune teller

Following on from my recent contact and fascinating conversation with Arthur Bolland, I can confirm that Arthur has confirmed, following seeing the photographs, that the Wishiwell is indeed his Father's work. When I asked Arthur about the mystery of the similar and unusual 4 pointed stars decorating...
by moonriver
Wed May 11, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: EUREKA
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: EUREKA

no that's not him Roger, you can't put your hand up to bid in a straight jacket
by moonriver
Mon May 09, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: EUREKA
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: EUREKA

and the rare marbled horn version.......... now worth $127,000
by moonriver
Sun May 08, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: EUREKA
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: EUREKA

I bet you made a tidy profit and sold it for $50 Roger?......
by moonriver
Wed May 04, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

A large package was delivered today by Hermes. It looked like it had been kicked about the floor for several days and had all the corners worn through. It was the Morphys catalogue. Another disappointing auction offering this time, and just as well, as shipping back to the UK extremely high currentl...
by moonriver
Tue May 03, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 20 percent VAT on machines
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: 20 percent VAT on machines

Ah, Ken Dodd, the very best of them all.
by moonriver
Sun May 01, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Levitating Lady
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Levitating Lady

The Potter and Potter automaton is not from the Dennison model. Although the auctioneer states Roullet and Decamps as the maker, it looks far more like a JAF automaton to me.
The Dennison model below is 'The Floating Lady', which is completely different from all of the above.
by moonriver
Sun May 01, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Working Models & Automata
Replies: 52
Views: 33258

Re: Working Models & Automata

Yes, I saw that.
It looks similar, doesn't it?
by moonriver
Sun May 01, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Working Models & Automata
Replies: 52
Views: 33258

Re: Working Models & Automata

I don't think it's a Canova, for many reasons. The quality is too crude, the figures are not wax. The cabinet has been recreated with decorative surround to resemble a Canova style, but the interior decor lacks the quality of Canova. The miniature dolls house accessories are modern, the music box is...