The classic Planet of the Apes film was released in 1968 and four further films were released in the first series: Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970; Escape from the Planet of the Apes 1971; Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972; and Battle for the Planet of […]
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So many breathtaking pieces of vintage jewellery continue to circulate today, with the most iconic eras producing timeless jewellery that continue to meet the demands of modern consumers. So, let’s introduce the most iconic vintage jewellery eras of all time and what makes each era so iconic! Georgian Era (1714-1835) […]
Whether you’re a fan of the books, the movies, or both, there’s no denying that Conan is one of the most iconic and popular fighting fantasy characters in history. Created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s, Conan the Barbarian also referred to as The Cimmerian was to appear in […]
Collecting Novelty Soaps – Soap has been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that soap became a common household item. The first boxed household soap was made by Sunlight in 1884. Prior to that, soap was typically made in small batches and was a luxury item. […]
Thomas Whieldon was born in 1719 in Fenton, Staffordshire and is one of the most famous potters of his era. Whieldon is credited with the industrialization of pottery manufacture and was one of the first potters to successfully produce creamware. In this feature we take a look at his famous […]
Bewitched has been voted one of the top 50 shows of all time and we take a look at some of the Bewitched collectibles, Bewitched merchandise and Bewitched toys that have appeared over the years. We also look at how Bewitched was a show that also tackled issues such as […]
Collectors of antique American-made miniature stoves are in for a real treat. These little beauties were made by some of the top toymakers of their time, and today they are highly sought after by collectors. If you’re lucky enough to own one, you know just how special they are. In […]
Do you know where Sailor’s Valentines originated from? If you guessed that they were made by sailors for their loved ones, you would be wrong! In fact, the majority of high specification Sailor’s Valentines originated from the Caribbean, principally Barbados. These Sailor’s Valentines are now a highly sought-after collectors item, […]
The Lotus Pottery bull is a design by potter Elizabeth Skipworth, that was produced in the 1960s and 1970s. The design is based on the ancient Chinese art of pottery and features a stylized bull with intricate patterns on its body. The bull was glazed with the main colour being […]
Pinky and Perky were two adorable puppet characters that first appeared on the BBC in 1957. The two puppets starred in their own show which at its peak had a television audience of 15 million. In this Collecting Pinky and Perky feature, we take a brief look at how the […]