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A Midwinter Zambesi pattern dinner service designed by Jessie Tait

Jessie Tait Designs for Midwinter Pottery

Post-war ceramics arrived in an explosion of style and colour, creating contemporary ‘new look’ that is so desirable among collectors today. One of the most innovative potteries was Midwinter Pottery, largely due to one of its most celebrated designers – Jessie Tait. She was the only full time in-house designer […]

Collectible Glass Chocolates that Last a Lifetime

Collectible Glass Chocolates that Last a Lifetime

From their home studio tucked away on the rural coast of northern California, a pair of sisters create works of art that look good enough to eat. Dinah and Patty Hulet have created stunning art glass that you’ll find in museums, galleries, and the finest gift shops in the world. […]

Winning Moves FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Monopoly

Russia World Cup Collectables and World Cup Merchandise

The 2018 World Cup Russia begins on Thursday 14 June when Russia face Saudia Arabia.  We take a look at  some of the official and unofficial merchandise, collectables and memorabilia available to collect and buy. The official mascot for the Russia World Cup is Zabivaka™ which means “the one who scores” […]

Moomin Books and Moomin Collectables

Moomin Books and Moomin Collectables

The first Moomin book was published over 70 years in 1945 and the stories and character have since inspired puppet animations, TV shows, animated series, collectables, collectors items, a museum, Moomin shops, Moomin cafes and even a Moominworld theme park. For collectors of Moomin collectables and merchandise there is especial […]

Collecting Frog Mugs – The Frog Mug A Nice Surprise

Collecting Frog Mugs – The Frog Mug A Nice Surprise

Imagine sitting down to enjoy a nice drink and whilst taking a sip you look down you are faced with a small frog in your mug. A nice surprise or maybe not! This was the idea behind the Frog Mug which were first produced around 1750 but became very popular […]

Collecting GI Joe – Collectibles and Toys

Collecting GI Joe – Collectibles and Toys

GI Joe celebrated his 50th birthday in 2014 having been released in 1964. The GI Joe line action figures, produced by the Hasbro toy company has become one of the best selling and most collected toys of all time, spawning comics, tv series, films, books and a wealth of related […]

Space 1999 Collectables and Space 1999 Toys

Space 1999 Collectables and Space 1999 Toys

Space 1999 remains a cult classic and we take a look at some of the Space 1999 collectables, Space 1999 merchandise and Space 1999 toys that have appeared over the years.

Toby Jugs & Character Jugs

Toby Jugs & Character Jugs

Political Character and Toby Jugs at Stoke Art Pottery   Toby Jugs have been around since the early 18th century. They were revived by Doulton in the 19th century, who developed the idea into a range of character jugs. Today, their popularity shows no signs of waning and they hold […]

Artus Van Briggle (1869-1904) made this proto-Lorelei vase while working as a decorator for Rookwood. The 7 1/2-inch-tall vase is incised ‘A. Van Briggle 1898,’ and has a Paris Exposition Universelle 1900 label. It sold for $187,500. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

Van Briggle Pottery

The Van Briggle Pottery was founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 by Artus and Anne Van Briggle. The Van Briggle Pottery they established continued production of pottery for over one hundred years, and was until the company’s closure in 2012 the oldest continuously operating art pottery in the United States. […]

Tintin Books & Tintin Collectibles

Tintin Books & Tintin Collectibles

The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of classic comic books created by Belgian artist Georges Rémi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than […]