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Weird & Wonderful | Unique & Unusual

Weird & Wonderful | Unique & Unusual

The Cabinet of Curiosities auction, new in 2022, currently features over 125 lots with further additions expected. The sale Preview currently online reflects a cross-section of the sale.

 
Paisley buddy's sci-fi collection hits warp speed at auction

Paisley buddy's sci-fi collection hits warp speed at auction

A Paisley sci-fi fan was starstruck last week when his collection of movie trading cards sold for £3500 at a specialist auction this April – more than eight times their estimated value.

 
Monster price achieved for Kilmarnock skeleton clock

Monster price achieved for Kilmarnock skeleton clock

A Kilmarnock seller was over the moon when their unique skeleton clock was snapped up for £9,000 at McTear's this April.

 
Artist Spotlight | Andrew Fitzpatrick

Artist Spotlight | Andrew Fitzpatrick

This May’s Artist Spotlight features Andrew Fitzpatrick. Known for his pensive canvases of Glasgow interiors such as the Kelvingrove and the Mackintosh library at the GSA, Andrew’s detailed  compositions are always a favourite for bidders at McTear’s. Pictures Specialist Makenzie Cool interviewed Fitzpatrick to get an insight into his artistic roots and inspirations and his life outside of painting.  

 
The Highland Coo

The Highland Coo

Although the official national animal of Scotland is a unicorn, most people would agree that the unofficial national animal would be a creature synonymous with Scotland, and beloved by its people; the Highland cow—the stout, red haired, shaggy cattle.