spokeswoman added: "Robbie Coltrane told Verity that he doesn't usually give autographs but because of the special circumstances, he did.
What makes the museum so engaging is the addition of historical information, local memorabilia and photographs that build a real picture of the island's bus history, as well as of those who worked for the local Southern Vectis
The most valuable toys are those that are sealed in their original packages from decades ago, having never been used, Kathy Taylor, Vectis
's "Star Wars" expert, said, adding: "It's not a normal retail situation we're in here."
* A wire vectis
was introduced under the nucleus and Sinskey hook above it.
encouraged Mr Carpenter to throw nothing away, as even factory notes, boxes and invoices have a value to collectors.
Buyer: Intersouth Partners, Skyline Ventures, Prism VentureWorks, TVM Capital, Pharmstandard International SA, Deerfield Management Company , Abingworth LLP , The Vectis
Healthcare and Life Sciences Fund, Inbio Ventures , Bessemer Venture Partners, Devon Park Bioventures, MPM Capital
Proprietors Sarah Langford and Jean-Pierre Kujawa were present to receive the CfDS Award of Appreciation, and Brian Curd of the local Vectis
Astronomical Society kindly supported the event with both his presence and with transport.
They were the first and fourth counters for West Yorkshire, who took the bronze medals in the team competition behind Kent and Hampshire and Vectis
Auction house Vectis
says investors who have been rocked by the current financial turmoil are attracted by the long-term gains which can be made from collectables such as Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox.
, which operates buses on the Isle of Wight, has launched the "Really Green Car Scrappage Scheme" which it says will be more environmentally friendly than the Government scheme.
The Bassett Lowke "0" gauge live steam compound loco is being sold by Vectis
Auctions at the Benn Hall, in Newbold Road, Rugby, on July 23.
Minolta marketed APS cameras under the Vectis
brand and shipped just shy of half a million APS cameras in 2000.