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This Ekco AD-65 black Bakelite round radio was designed in the 1930s by architect and furniture designer Wells Coates (1865-1958).

Round radios of the 1930s – particularly the AD-65 designed by Coates – became the ‘must-have’ furnishing accessory of their day. They were manufactured in Southend-on-Sea by Ekco, one of the first companies to use Bakelite in the construction of radio cabinets.

This example, which still retains its original wooden stand, is estimated at £200-300 in the Henry Adams sale on November 9 in Chichester, West Sussex.



In the aftermath of the October Revolution in 1917, the Bolshevik government in Russia was tasked with swaying a largely illiterate population to its side in the resulting Russian Civil War and beyond.

Posters, with their striking artwork and powerful imagery, proved to be an ideal medium to deliver the party’s message.

Antikbar is marking the 100-year anniversary of the revolution with an exhibition of these Soviet posters at its King’s Road premises in London until November 7.

Among the lower-priced entries is this Live, Work and Fight like Lenin! poster from 1958. It measures 2ft 8in x 23in (81 x 59cm) and is priced at £275.



This 5in (12.5cm) high Wedgwood Jasperware diced goblet was one of 200 made to commemorate the bicentennial of American Independence in 1976.

It features the portraits of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson against a pale blue, white and sage green finish.

Auction house William George & Co is offering the piece, complete with original certificates and its fitted box, in an online timed auction closing on November 16. It has a current bid of £110.

wgandco.com or see this item on thesaleroom.com


Hundreds of novelty-designed watch keys feature in Lawrences of Crewkerne’s auction on November 17 in Somerset.

Assembled by a Scottish collector, the group features examples dating from the 18th-20th centuries, and come in a variety of materials, such as gold, silver, brass and ivory. Designs include pistols, dogs, swans, horses’ hoofs, bellows and riding crops with a number of advertising examples.

The collection will be sold in multiple lots, with estimates ranging from £50-500.