Guy Fawkes - the central illustration
The central illustration

In a way, all the stock we feature on the blog could be described as a treasure. However, to narrow the definition somewhat, items that are unique, or over a hundred years old are eligible. Have a browse and see if you agree.

The Shocking Waltz – Johann Strauss I and Joseph Lanner

‘So extraordinary a spectacle’ – the 1784 Handel commemoration

‘Remember, remember the fifth of November …’

‘Burlington Bertie’: C19 male fashion through song sheet covers

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ – a C19 facsimile

Harriet Beecher Stowe in song

Birmingham Triennial Festivals 1

Fire survivor

The not-so-silent movies 2