Monday 29 March 2021


If Victoriana is your thing, then you'll definitely be amused by these two exquisite items dating to the Victorian era ...

First up is this ornate and very beautiful cheese dish, decorated with flowers.

Not sure of the date for this, but it could easily be from the 1850s/1860s.

Then this extraordinarily elegant green glass decanter, with all its incredible handcrafted features.

This certainly dates to the 1880s.


These two highly desirable Victorian pieces are for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Just go and search Matt ArtPix and you should find them ... otherwise contact me directly!

Saturday 27 March 2021


A long while ago I bought this pair of old binoculars ...

Throughout the Covid lockdowns they remained in the ArtPix Storeroom, but as time dragged on I decided I'd sell them on Facebook.

I was going to put them up for £10, but as I like to give as much info as possible when selling items, thought I'd do a quick online research first, as there are no maker's marks anywhere.

I'm glad I did!!

Turns out that they date to the Second World War, (or possibly even earlier), and are made by the German company Carl Zeiss Jena.

It did give me a tiny shiver down the spine, as all sorts of images and stories go through your head.


We'll never know who owned them, what they saw, where they were, or how they got to Britain. It could of course be really bad as to where they were and who had them, any scenario is possible.

But we know one thing, because although not especially rare, they are of huge historical interest.

And I nearly flogged them for a tenner ... it pays to research things first!

Thursday 18 March 2021


Selling this gorgeous old box on Facebook Marketplace ...

This is a proper antique, a really old no-nonsense tool box, that is a really well made item.

It also still retains all its original metal features. I particularly like the corners that protect the edges of the box.


Have a peep on Facebook HERE

Or contact me directly if you fancy it.

Monday 15 March 2021


One of the many things I'm selling on Facebook Marketplace, is a very rare vintage trading card of the legendary Brian Clough.


The card is from the Footballers series produced by A&BC in 1959, and shows Cloughie in his playing days with Middlesbrough.


His career as a player is often overlooked, as he'll always be remembered for his stellar feats, and antics, as a manager. But he was a prolific striker with an extraordinary goal scoring record, and would've achieved all sorts of records had his career not been cruelly halted by injury.

He played for Middlesbrough and Sunderland between 1955 and 1962, bravely trying a comeback from his injury in 1964.

Finishing with the eye-watering record of 267 goals in only 296 appearances, he then embarked on his trophy-laden managerial career.

The card is framed, and attached within the frame by corner mounts, meaning the card could be taken out and viewed, as it hasn't been stuck down.


They are hard to find these days, so is a nice bit of football memorabilia for a nice price of only £12.

Take a peep on Facebook HERE, or contact me directly if you want it.

Thursday 11 March 2021


There are sometimes days when you know you won't achieve anything useful, so there is only one solution.

Listen to Meat Beat Manifesto all day, and then create a slightly disturbing and nonsensical digital collage. 




Wednesday 10 March 2021


Absolutely loving The Terror on BBC iPlayer at the moment ...

A Polar Expedition to find a Northwest Passage in 1845 starts to go horribly wrong. Based on actual events and people, the series, (and book of course), imagines what could have happened.

Also feels apt, as working in the ArtPix Studio often feels like a Polar Expedition, with temperatures feeling a little like -25ÂșC. 


Tuesday 9 March 2021


The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset is reopening on APRIL 12th!!!!

I have a unit in this emporium, which is right on the seafront down in West Bay, on the Jurassic Coast.

I'll be piling in new stock, so get yourselves down there, get spending, and help out small traders like myself!!!





Thursday 4 March 2021


We are all now starting to think about sticking our heads above the parapet, and sneaking a look into the future.

A few of my regular fairs and markets are announcing dates for this year, and it's starting to look like there's actually a chance they might go ahead!

So I've tentatively pencilled in BRIDPORT VINTAGE MARKET on 25th April, and the GIANT SHEPTON FLEA MARKET on 30th May, as my first markets of the year.

I'm digging out my mask in preparation!!


Wednesday 3 March 2021


As word has spread even further that the next issue of ARTPIX MAGAZINE is being designed right now, some people can barely contain their excitement ...


Sort of ...