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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 […]

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 […]