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Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

Strawberry Shortcake Dolls Toy boxes suddenly started to smell delicious in 1980! Delicious fruity scents of cherry, lemon, raspberry, blueberry, lime and – most of all – strawberry filled our homes. Here was a toy we really didn’t mind buying for our children. Pictured right: Strawberry Shortcake The perfume drifted […]

Buddy Holly Memorabilia – The Day The Music Died A Look at Buddy Holly Collectibles

Buddy Holly Memorabilia – The Day The Music Died A Look at Buddy Holly Collectibles

Charles Hardin Holley was born in Lubbock, Texas to Lawrence Odell Holley and Ella Pauline Drake on Labor Day, in 1936. The Holleys were a musical family and as a young boy Holley learned to play piano, guitar and violin (his brothers oiled the strings so much that no one […]

Quimper Tradition Pattern

Henriot Quimper and Quimper Faience Pottery

On a recent trip to Brittany and the magnificent Mont St Michel I came across a wonderful display of modern Quimper Faience Pottery and notably Henriot Quimper. Many of the designs and colours were instantly recognisable and based on the traditional The Petite Breton  pattern, but there were also many […]

RD03 The BFG

Roald Dahl and Robert Harrop

Robert Harrop  created this wonderful set of official Roald Dahl figurines based on the illustrations by Quentin Blake in 2003. There are 27 figurines in the collection featuring all of Dahl’s most famous characters with RD01 being Willy Wonka. As with all Harrop figurines they are very accurate and a […]

Dumbo at 75 – Dumbo’s 75th Anniversary

Dumbo at 75 – Dumbo’s 75th Anniversary

Dumbo by Walt Disney Productions premiered on October 23, 1941 and celebrates its 75th Anniversay in 2016. It was Walt Disney’s fourth animated feature and was based upon a storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl. The main character is a baby elephant Jumbo Jr., who is nicknamed “Dumbo” due […]

The Queen at 90 – Collectables and Memorabilia

The Queen at 90 – Collectables and Memorabilia

As the Queen celebrates her official birthday on Saturday June 11 we thought we would take a look at some of the collectables and memorabilia available for collectors. These include offerings from Royal Doulton and smaller potteries such as Hazle Ceramics and Bairstow Pottery, teddies from Merrythought & Steiff, cars […]

Bernard Leach the Father of British studio pottery

Bernard Leach the Father of British studio pottery

Bernard Leach the Father of British studio pottery

Wemyss Ware

Wemyss Ware

Wemyss Ware Wemyss Ware (pronounced Weems) is named after the castle situated on cliffs between East Wemyss and West Wemyss in Fife, which was the home of the Grosvenor family who became patrons of the Fife Pottery in Gallatown, near Kirkcaldy. The Fife Pottery was built in 1817, traditionally the Fife Pottery […]

Back to the Future Movie Poster

Back to the Future Collectibles – Collecting Back to the Future

Today is 21st October 2015 (well it is if you are reading when first published) and for Back to the Future fans it is a special day – it is the day Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown travelled to in Back to the Future 2 in 1989. 2015 […]

Thunderbirds – Collecting the Last 50 Years

Thunderbirds – Collecting the Last 50 Years

Thunderbirds first screened on the ITV Network in 1965, and 2015 sees the series celebrate its 50th annversary. The series was created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, and filmed by their production company AP Films (APF) and distributed by ITC Entertainment. The first Thunderbirds collectables and books appeared in 1966 and […]