Category Archives : Historical


The Lost British Empire

Glasgow 1938: Last exhibition of the British Empire It was Scotland’s wettest summer in decades, but 75 years ago one Glasgow park attracted more than 12 million people through its gates. Crowds flocked to the city for the 1938 British Empire Exhibition. Opened by King George VI in May 1938, the event was intended to […]

King George Open Speech at Glasgow Empire Exhibition 1937

Lion Cubs at Glasgow Zoo 1949

House Clearance In Glasgow

 The Forgotten Zoo   The most important and interesting births this year 1947 were the four lion cubs born to Singh and Topsy , our two very handsome lions. The cubs were born in September. This gave us a very serious housing problem, and the three cubs born from the same parents in November 1947 had to […]


Rare Jewish Text Found

Rare Jewish-Indian Haggaah found in a house clearance Dr Wise said the Haggadah gives an insight into the community’s life A rare Jewish text, published for the “Black Jews of India” in the 19th Century, has been discovered in a garage sale in Salford. The 137-year-old Poona Haggadah, used by the Bene Israel community at […]


Sunset at Montmajour- Vincent Van Gogh

New Vincent van Gogh Painting Identified

Sunset at Montmajour – which depicts trees, bushes and sky – had spent years in a Norwegian private collector’s attic after he had been told the work was not by the Dutch master. The museum said the painting was authenticated by letters, style and the physical materials used. It is the first full-size canvas by […]


Time to Look at your Record Collection

Several times when we are undertaking a house clearance the clients might have inherited a large record collection from their parents, family or friends and unsure of the value and what to do with them.  I usually advise them to find a specialist record Auction.  It can be quite challenging too determine the value ” […]


Rare artists' mannequin found

Rare Artists’ Mannequin Found

A rare artists’ carved wood model mannequin was discovered  in Glasgow by HV Property Clearance. it is thought to be worth around £700.00. “The  Mannequin has been sitting in the back bedroom and could easily have been disregarded, but it turned up and showed himself to me.” It was sold two weeks ago at a […]