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Visiting Calling Card Cases of the Victorians

Visiting Calling Card Cases of the Victorians

The leaving of  visiting cards was a prevalent feature of Victorian society and life. Visiting cards were an essential accessory to any proper Regency or Victorian lady or gentleman and served not just as a letter of introduction or aide memoire, but as an indicator of social class and good manners. In those […]

Victorian Christmas Cards

Victorian Christmas Cards

Victorian Christmas Cards Victorian Christmas Cards – The very first Christmas card was printed in December 1843, at the request of Sir Henry Cole, who was also the instigator of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and founder and first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Indeed, he was […]

Victoriana, Victorian Staffordshire and Victorian Collectables

Victoriana, Victorian Staffordshire and Victorian Collectables

  The term Victoriana covers a vast and interesting group of generally low-priced, mass produced wares, typical of the period. Pictured left: A pair of mid 19th C Victorian Staffordshire spill vases. Image Copyright Bonhams. Such wares as Staffordshire chimney ornaments and printed pot lids can still be found at a […]

Pot-Lids – one of the earliest forms of visual advertising

Pot-Lids – one of the earliest forms of visual advertising

One thing that often appeals to us collectors is a sense of order.