There is more porcelain at Sotheby's London on I May in the sale of the collection of Sir Gawaine
and Lady Baillie.
AND THE GREEN KNIGHT: Kenilworth Castle IT'S got a green giant, executions, magic, romance and seduction .
there shall never man handle this sword but the best knight of the world, and that shall be Sir Launcelot or else Galahad his son, and Launcelot with this sword shall slay the man that in the world he loved best, that shall be Sir Gawaine
When I approached Paget's nephew, Sir Gawaine
George Hope Baillie, busy in Leeds Castle amassing one of the world's largest stamp collections, he told me that he had met his aunt only twice, and gave the impression that twice was sufficient.
The next sale of the stamp collection formed by British Baronet Sir Gawaine
Baillie, takes place next week and is expected to make pounds 20 million.
At an interim stage of the development this became the letter yogh (pronounced as y) which looked a cross between a y and a z (see the mediaeval poem Sir Gawaine
and the Green Knight for exemplification).
He was craggy and romantic and for a young girl more used to the underground than the outdoors, the acres and acres of desolate farmland where I played with my adored cousin, Gawaine
, were some of the best holidays I ever had.
Nearly pounds 3million was raised at Sotheby's in London yesterday, three quarters of the way through the latest releases from the collection of the late Sir Gawaine
Instead, the school's headmaster decides to take Gawaine
under his wing and train him to slay the countless dragons plaguing the countryside that year.
Also in London, Sotheby's will sell an extraordinary collection of stamps formed by one of the most important collectors of the 19th and 20th centuries, Sir Gawaine
When we had our son Gawaine
, now 20, our family was complete.
Those mentioned most often include Lancelot, Gawaine
, Galahad, Geraint (or Erec), Gareth, Gaheris, Bors, Bedivere, Percivale (or Perceval), Kay, Lamorak, Tristan (known for his tragic affair with Isolde), Yvain (or Ywain or Owain), and the brothers Balin and Balan.
THE mediaeval tale of Sir Gawaine
and the Green Knight will be retold at a special event at Kenilworth Castle.
At a recent record sale at Sotheby's of Sir Gawaine
Baillie's philatelic collection lot 79, a mint block of four 1840 Two Pence Blue stamps, fetched pounds 120,750, pounds 40,750 more than the high estimate of pounds 80,000.
The late Sir Gawaine
Baillie's collection of more than 100,000 stamps is said to be the most important to be sold in more than 50 years.