Spiers & SonRichard James Spiers was born in Oxford in 1806. In 1835 he established a shop, selling 'fancy good and articles of virtu', at 102 High Street, Oxford. The shop soon became well known for its Papier-mache souvenirs which were 'ornamented with views of every college & public building in Oxford'. This success meant Spiers could extend the shop to include 103 High Street. After his death the business was continued by his sons, Samuel and Frank.