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Selection Collection

"Exploring the Bountiful World of Selection: From Mushrooms to Tarot Cards" Step into a world where choice reigns supreme

Background imageSelection Collection: Mushrooms

Mushrooms
A large number of mushroom varieties. Date: 1913

Background imageSelection Collection: A Selection of Fish

A Selection of Fish
An assortment of fish: 1. sharp-nosed eel, 2. blunt-nosed eel, 3. burbot, 4. lamprey, 5. lampern, 6. chub, 7. perch, 8. roach, 9. bream, 10. rudd, 11. Prussian carp, 12. Crucian carp, 13. tench, 14

Background imageSelection Collection: Suze Alcoholic Drinks

Suze Alcoholic Drinks, including Vermouth, Gin, Fruit Liqueur, Cherry brandy and (centre) an Aperitif made from fermented Gentian. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSelection Collection: A selection of copper border and jelly moulds

A selection of copper border and jelly moulds

Background imageSelection Collection: A Selection of Game

A Selection of Game
Various game birds: wood pigeon, wild duck, woodcock, black plover, snipe, pheasants, hare, teal

Background imageSelection Collection: Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack

Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack
A selection of tarot cards from the traditional Marseille pack. (1 of 2)

Background imageSelection Collection: Knapped Flint Tools

Knapped Flint Tools
A selection of flint and bones tools from a range of prehistoric eras incl. microliths used in compound tools of the mesolithic to earlier scrapers and choppers

Background imageSelection Collection: Cheese Selection / Beeton

Cheese Selection / Beeton
Various cheeses in Household Management book

Background imageSelection Collection: A large variety of mushrooms, 1913

A large variety of mushrooms, 1913. Date: 1913

Background imageSelection Collection: A selection of jelly and cake moulds

A selection of jelly and cake moulds

Background imageSelection Collection: A Selection of Ways to Ride a Penny Farthing Bicycle, 1881

A Selection of Ways to Ride a Penny Farthing Bicycle, 1881
Engraving showing a number of adventurous ways to ride a penny farthing bicycle; as demonstrated at a bicycle meeting held in Boston, USA, 1881

Background imageSelection Collection: Beethovens Hearing Aids

Beethovens Hearing Aids
Selection of ear trumpets (which once belonged to Beethoven)

Background imageSelection Collection: Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack

Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack
A selection of tarot cards from the traditional Marseille pack. (2 of 2)

Background imageSelection Collection: Algues - algae

Algues - algae
Illustration of many varieties of algae. Date: 1930

Background imageSelection Collection: Poissons - fish

Poissons - fish
A variety of fish. Date: 1930

Background imageSelection Collection: Oiseaux - birds

Oiseaux - birds
Page of birds including birds of prey and tropical birds. Date: 1930

Background imageSelection Collection: Papillons - butterflies

Papillons - butterflies
Variety of butterflies and moths. Date: 1930

Background imageSelection Collection: Swan Fountain Pens 1932

Swan Fountain Pens 1932
A selection of Swan pens for you to give your friends at Christmas, knowing that the pleasing hues give added charm to fine craftsmanship

Background imageSelection Collection: A Selection of Bicycles, 1888

A Selection of Bicycles, 1888
Engraving of a selection of bicycles on display at the Stanley Show of 1888. In the centre is The Coventry Machinists Companys Coolie Cycle Cab built for the Sultan of Morocco and at bottom left

Background imageSelection Collection: Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain

Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain
Illustration by Louis Wain showing a cat occupying a cast-off saucepan or cooking pot during snowy weather. A selection of birds, including a magpie and a blue tit bemusedly face the cat

Background imageSelection Collection: A Variety of ladies boots 1926

A Variety of ladies boots 1926
Ladies 1920s boots in willow calf, felt lace, riding, quilted, buttoned, lace-up and rubber. Date: circa 1926

Background imageSelection Collection: April, from Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730 (colour engraving)

April, from Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730 (colour engraving)
986032 April, from Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730 (colour engraving) by Casteels, Pieter (1684-1749) (after); 46.8x29 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: April, from Twelve Months of Flowers)

Background imageSelection Collection: German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944

German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing a selection of German armoured vehicles used during the Battle for Normandy in 1944. The vehicles shown include Panther and Tiger tanks (left foreground)

Background imageSelection Collection: Unusual Tanks

Unusual Tanks
A selection of tanks shaped like animals

Background imageSelection Collection: Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits. Lemon and lime slices. The juices of citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, needed for healthy skin and gums

Background imageSelection Collection: Rasta (Rastafarian) hats on display

Rasta (Rastafarian) hats on display, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageSelection Collection: Overhead view of the fruit and vegetable market

Overhead view of the fruit and vegetable market, Pushkar, Rajasthan State, India, Asia

Background imageSelection Collection: Handbag Advert / Army / Navy

Handbag Advert / Army / Navy
A selection of British made & foreign handbags, pochettes & evening bags in crepe de chine, also a beaded bag, an embroidered nightdress sachet & a bag with applique flowers

Background imageSelection Collection: Assorted meats

Assorted meats. Chicken (upper right), beef (upper left), minced lamb (centre right) and pork chops (lower left) are all good sources of protein

Background imageSelection Collection: Police Equipment

Police Equipment
Selection of Metropolitan Police equipment including truncheons, helmets, notebooks and whistles

Background imageSelection Collection: Electric Fires 1929

Electric Fires 1929
Electrical heaters give cosy warmth instantly day and night no fumes no smoke, products for Harrods catalogue electrical department. 1929

Background imageSelection Collection: Fruit Tree Culture

Fruit Tree Culture
A decorative page showing fruit trees, and ways to cultivate them. Date: 1900

Background imageSelection Collection: Oiseaux - birds

Oiseaux - birds
Variety of birds, including ostriches, pelicans, kiwi, heron and toucan. Date: 1930

Background imageSelection Collection: The most famous buildings of the world 1885

The most famous buildings of the world 1885
Comparative heights of famous buildings in 1885, including 1. Porcelain Tower, Nankin China. 2. St. Georges Hall Liverpool. 3. Tomb of Thedoric, Ravenna. 4. Chichester Cathedral. 5

Background imageSelection Collection: Advert for Harrods piano sale 1919

Advert for Harrods piano sale 1919
Selection of bargain pianos, prices start at 148 gns for a Cramer Baby Grand in rosewood to a Chappell upright Boudoir Grand at 64 gns. 1919

Background imageSelection Collection: Trade catalogue for copper moulds with tin lining 1911

Trade catalogue for copper moulds with tin lining 1911
Trade catalogue for Harrords department store, showing round fluted copper moulds with tin inside. Date: 1911

Background imageSelection Collection: Selection of diamond crystals

Selection of diamond crystals
Diamond crystals from the Natural History Museum collections

Background imageSelection Collection: Father Cmas / Toys / Fireple

Father Cmas / Toys / Fireple
Father Christmas puts out a selection of toys and presents in front of a fireplace which has a lovely vase of holly and two candlesticks on it

Background imageSelection Collection: Page of Victorian adverts - 1890

Page of Victorian adverts - 1890
Various adverts for The Graphic, May 1890. May 1890

Background imageSelection Collection: Advert for Frank Hyams Ltd, diamonds jewellery 1911

Advert for Frank Hyams Ltd, diamonds jewellery 1911
Selection of womens diamond jewellery. Date: 1911

Background imageSelection Collection: Beeton Cheeses

Beeton Cheeses
Various cheeses in Household Management book Date: 1907

Background imageSelection Collection: Mollusques - molluscs (shells)

Mollusques - molluscs (shells)
Spectacular variety of molluscs and shells. Date: 1930

Background imageSelection Collection: Plumes - feathers

Plumes - feathers
Birds feathers including the bodies of the birds they were plucked from. Date: 1930

Background imageSelection Collection: Trade catalogue for jelly and cake moulds 1911

Trade catalogue for jelly and cake moulds 1911
Trade catalogue for Harrords department store, showing jelly and cake moulds in a variety of shapes. Date: 1911

Background imageSelection Collection: Mendels peas

Mendels peas. Historical artwork of the peas (Pisum sp.) used by Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) in his experiments into heredity. He cross-bred peas that produced yellow (A) and green (B) peas

Background imageSelection Collection: Traditional Turkish decorative pottery for sale, Grand Bazaar (Great Bazaar)

Traditional Turkish decorative pottery for sale, Grand Bazaar (Great Bazaar), Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageSelection Collection: Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove headdresses 1922

Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove headdresses 1922
Selection of exquisite colourful headdresses, a charming gift for Christmas. Designed by Mayfair Flower Workers, for charming Christmas presents, left; side or back effect in black or silver

Background imageSelection Collection: Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1896

Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1896
Selection of household furnishings. Date: 1896



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"Exploring the Bountiful World of Selection: From Mushrooms to Tarot Cards" Step into a world where choice reigns supreme, as we delve into the fascinating realm of selection. Starting with nature's treasures, marvel at an array of mushrooms that captivate with their diverse shapes and colors. Meanwhile, a tantalizing display of fish beckons seafood enthusiasts to indulge in a selection fit for royalty. For those seeking libations with character, Suze alcoholic drinks offer an exquisite range that promises to delight even the most discerning palates. And if adventure is your game, immerse yourself in a selection of wild game dishes that will transport you to untamed lands. Venturing beneath the surface, explore the mystical allure of algues - algae - as they weave intricate patterns through underwater realms. On another note, behold the elegance and charm exuded by copper borders and jelly moulds carefully curated for culinary connoisseurs. Travel back in time as knapped flint tools unveil ancient craftsmanship and ingenuity from our ancestors. Then let your taste buds rejoice amidst a cheese selection handpicked by Beeton herself – each bite tells its own story. Unlock secrets within tarot cards from traditional Marseille packs; these captivating symbols hold wisdom waiting to be discovered. Poissons - fish - dance gracefully across vibrant canvases while showcasing Mother Nature's aquatic wonders. Finally, take a step back in time with vintage photographs capturing a large variety of mushrooms dating back to 1913 – reminding us how diversity has always been cherished throughout history. And lastly, admire an enchanting collection featuring jelly and cake moulds that transform ordinary desserts into edible masterpieces. In this vast tapestry called life, "selection" unveils itself as both an art form and an invitation for exploration. So embrace the beauty found within these varied realms – whether it be gastronomy or mysticism – allowing yourself to revel in endless possibilities offered by the power of choice.