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Cherished Teddies and Children in Need

Cherished Teddies and Children in Need

Terry & Pudsey is
a special piece created to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the
BBC Children in Need event.

The Philatelic Collection formed by Sir Gawaine Baillie, Bt

The Philatelic Collection formed by Sir Gawaine Baillie, Bt

The Most
Important Collection of Stamps to be sold for 50 Years comes
up for sale at Sothebys – estimated to fetch in excess of
£11 million .

Me To You Event 2nd October

t he
last National Me To You Event takes place at Alexandra
Palace on Saturday 2nd October 10am – 5pm

Lorna Bailey Sale of Prototypes

Lorna Bailey Sale of Prototypes

Lorna Bailey Artware
is having a Sale of Prototypes on Saturday the 25th September
at 1pm.

Moorcroft Burghley House Event 1st-3rd October

The Moorcroft 2004
Prestige Country House Event is being held at the Burghley House
from the 1st-3rd October.

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

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. To bring these dreams […]

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 […]