Month: January 2015

A Paddington Bear Guide to Fine & Decorative Arts

Continuing with our Paddington Bear series, I’ll be examining Paddington and the Old Master[i] and Too Much Off the Top[ii], where Paddington learns a great deal about art and antiques from his friend Mr. Gruber,

A Paddington Bear Guide to Auctions

Like many little girls, I was once crazy for teddy bears, evidenced by the storage boxes collecting dust in my mother’s attic.  Paddington, a “very rare bear” from “Darkest Peru”, was the bear that started

The Enigma of Joan Clarke: Numismatist

Like many Holidays-makers (happy to be off work, though desperate to escape their relatives), I recently saw The Imitation Game.  Based on true events, The Imitation Game chronicles the struggle of Alan Turing, father of