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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 […]

Buttons The World’s Most Popular Collectible Secret!

Buttons The World’s Most Popular Collectible Secret!

You see them every day.  They fasten your shirt together, hold your pants up, and maybe make a fashion statement on your new sweater.  Buttons!  Almost everyone has some buttons stashed away in a box or jar. They can be plain and simple, or truly elegant works of art.  Due […]

A Short History of Enamelled Coins

A Short History of Enamelled Coins

There seems to be a little confusion as to the origin of enamelled coins, and the subsequent artists who created and designed them. The craft sprang from the Victorian love of unusual jewellery. Enamel buttons were popular, and the skills of enamelling could be transferred to coins. Being decorative and not functional, these […]

Marc Davis – Disney Legend

Marc Davis – Disney Legend

Marc Davis – Disney Legend by Tawnya Gilreath Marc Davis is probably the world’s most beloved unknown man. Marc’s fabulous career spans over 60 years, including 43 years at Disney. In 1988, Marc was officially designated a “Living Legend” by The Walt Disney Company which is the highest honor that can be bestowed […]

PEZ Dispensers, The Hot Collectible!

PEZ Dispensers, The Hot Collectible!

Well, if your reading this you must be a collector, whether it be comics, coins or fine antiques. I’m sure that at sometime during your search for what you collect you have come across PEZ dispensers. Maybe you have read an article about PEZ collecting, seen PEZ dispensers for sale, […]

Confessions of a Disney Fast Food Toy Collector

Confessions of a Disney Fast Food Toy Collector

Confessions of a Disney Fast F ood Toy Collector I thought I’d fill you in on why I collect Disney Happy Toy meals, and such. How I Started Collecting Disney Fast Food Toys ? I started my collection of Disney toys from McDonalds and Burger King gradually. Several years ago I purchased […]