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Collecting Vintage Handbags

Collecting Vintage Handbags

Some say “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” but in my case it is not the diamonds that make me shine but the handbag that I am carrying. There are so many to choose from so do you opt for a modern designer Gucci or a vintage 50s Llewellyn. The […]

Two for the Price of One! Changeable Dolls

Two for the Price of One! Changeable Dolls

We all love a bargain, so it`s a bonus when one doll suddenly becomes two! It`s a lot more common than you might think – many dolls can be altered in appearance, giving extra play value, as well as novelty interest. Children love it when a sad doll becomes happy, […]

Batman Begins Merchandise and Collectables

Batman Begins Merchandise and Collectables

Batman Begins is the latest is the Batman series of movie. “Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to […]

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Collectables

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Collectables

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Collectables With the sixth Star Wars ‘Revenge of the Sith’ film opening shortly – the merchandise and associated premiums have been finding their way into shops, cereal packets and elsewhere for months. The first Star Wars film ‘A New Hope’ in 1977 was the first film to really […]

Lea Stein – Jewellery Designer

Lea Stein – Jewellery Designer

On my travels around collector’s fairs I have recently been drawn to a range of unusual looking costume jewellery. So distinctive in design it keeps leaping out at me and I cannot walk past without studying its intricate patterns and styles. So intrigued was I that after some investigation and […]

Emmett Kelly Collectibles The Worlds Most Collectible Clown

Emmett Kelly Collectibles The Worlds Most Collectible Clown

Emmett Kelly Collectibles The Worlds Most Collectible Clown Emmett Kelly, Jr ‘The World’s Most Famous Clown’ has become a classic images of Americana. Born in 1923 into a Circus family Emmett was always destined to perform but it was not until 1960 that he answered the Circus call and began performing as ‘Weary Willie’, […]

Collecting Pop Star Dolls

Collecting Pop Star Dolls

This is an ideal time to begin collecting pop star dolls, because at the moment the shops seem to be full of them; stars include Steps, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Five and S-Club 7, but perhaps the most notable dolls of recent times have been the Spice Girls. These certainly […]

My Little Pony Collecting

My Little Pony Collecting

My Little Pony Collecting Animals hold a strong appeal to many young people as they grow up. This is especially true of animals that many children will never have for their very own. Horses are a favourite, as are the mystical unicorn and pegasus, who hold their own appeal from the realm of fantasy. […]

Dean’s Bears – A Brief History Of Britain’s Oldest Teddy Bear Manufacturer

Dean’s Bears – A Brief History Of Britain’s Oldest Teddy Bear Manufacturer

The Dean’s family had founded their book publishing business in 1711 and during the next 200 years or so, prospered greatly. In 1902, one of the Deans family, a certain Captain Henry Samuel Dean, together with a fellow director of the firm had produced a rag book. This was a […]

Crown & Cyphers on British Uniform Buttons

Crown & Cyphers on British Uniform Buttons

In the UK, government land is known as crown land. Anything belonging to the government is called crown property, and if you are prosecuted in the courts, you are prosecuted by the crown.  So the crown is more than just a symbol of Royalty in the UK – it represents […]