Once again, the North American round of major collectors’
events was kicked off by the Canadian Art &
Collectibles Show on April 29 – 30, held in Kitchener,
Attendance was brisk as collectors lined up early
to purchase special event pieces, and meet some of
the top names in the field.
Some of the artists on hand included Colin Terris,
Master Designer from Caithness Glass; Michael Doulton;
Pat Sebern, the creator of Honeybourne Hollow
figurines; artist Sandra Kuck; Charming Tails
creator Dean Griff; Barbie designer Robert
Best; Canadian crystal artist, Alfred Capredoni; Patrick
Romandy-Simmons, Disney sculptor; Anthony Slocombe,
head model-maker from Myth & Magic; and
the Special Event pieces introduced were “We Make
Beautiful Music Together” from Charming Tails,
“Norma” from Cherished Teddies (pictured left),
“Morris Dancer” from Royal Doulton Bunnykins,
“Lorraine” from Coalport, and “May Dance”
from M.I. Hummel.
New Beanie Babies were available, but generally,
collectors steered clear of plush toys, and crowded
the booths with pricier items, such as Caithness Glass
paperweights and Disney Classics.
Patrick Romandy-Simmons has sculpted
such Disney classics as Cruella deVil
Gus and Jacques
Dean Griff signs his Charming Tails
creations, including the
2000 Event Piece, “We Make Beautiful
Music Together” (pictured below)
M aster Designer from Caithness Glass,|
Colin Terris, contemplates the
finer points of paperweights with a
Honeybourne Hollow creator, Pat Sebern
displays her book, the original inspiration for this
new Fitz & Floyd line.
saw the presentation of the Collectibles of the Year
Awards, sponsored by Collectibles Canada Magazine.
Winners included Priscilla Hillman for her Cherished
Teddies Canadian exclusive piece, “Cameron”; painter
D.R. Laird for his print “After the Game”; Sandra Kuck
as “Artist of the Year”; best bear was “Alexis Berriman”
from Boyds Bears; and more. “Collectible of the Year”
was “Faith” by Royal Doulton. “People’s Choice Award
1999”, which was voted on at last year’s show, was “Pegasus”
Barbie fashion designer Robert
Best signs the new Canadian Collectors Club boxes for
fans. The new Club offered a limited edition of 1500
kits at the show, but only the boxes were numbered,
not the dolls.
“Collectibles Canada” editor, Joanne Keogh (right)
hosted the awards ceremony.
Myth & Magic head model-maker
describes the dragon-making process to a collector.