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Shanghai Doll Factory (SDF) Post WW2 Teddy Bear

Shanghai Doll Factory (SDF) Teddy Bear

As a committed arctophile (lover and collector of Teddy Bears), I was becoming really frustrated at not being able to trace the manufacturer of my better half’s childhood teddy ‘Dodo’ (as in the extinct bird): a moth eaten well loved bear, whose arms and legs became adrift and were sewn back on several times by my Mum-in-law. The only real clue I had to go on was the small red fabric tongue sticking out of it’s mouth; surely that must be a recognisable feature?

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It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs By Collectibulldogs

It's Reigning Cats and Dogs By Collectibulldogs

It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs Hi everyone! Another treat in store for you today by way of a guest blog by my good friend, Eiffion Ashdown, of Collectibulldogs, and ‘Dog Dad’ to Wiggles the Bulldog! Congratulations to Eiffion for his recent awards for his blogging and for creating such a diverse Bulldog collection. For those whom may remember, Collectibulldogs now has a presence at Brighton Museum. As a testament to such hardwork, Eiffion has built a tremendous network of social media followers and should be highly commended! Over to Eiffion:- Good day avid readers of Mullard’s Antiques! How are you,…

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Lesney Matchbox Toys: Did you keep yours?

Vintage Moko Lesney Matchbox 7a Horse drawn milk float

The Lesney Matchbox toys were a great success; children loved their small size and could buy them with their pocket money. By 1960, Lesney was producing 50 million Matchbox vehicles per year!

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Love Blue And White Pottery?

Blue and white pottery

Love Blue And White Pottery? Following on from our blog Our Love Of Blue and White Pottery, I thought that I would share with you a few images of the current selection of blue and white pottery we have available in our online shop. What isn’t there to like? Vintage Wedgwood China Landscape Blue Rose Bread & Butter Plate Vintage Mason’s Manchu Blue Ironstone Sandwich Plate Vintage Mason’s Manchu Blue Ironstone Ginger Jar Vintage Mason’s Manchu Blue Ironstone Ginger Jar 1950s Wedgwood Blue Jasperware Small Flared Vase 1930s Wood & Sons Aquila Blue and White H H & G Small Oval Platter…

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Where was your Vintage Pyrex made?

Vintage Boxed English Pyrex Corning Rolling Pin

We have recently been discussing our love for vintage Pyrex ™ on the Vintage and Antiques community. Besides our appreciation for this versatile and iconic glassware, I was actually more intrigued by it’s manufacturing history.  Just exactly where was your pre-1998 vintage Pyrex made?

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Love Vintage Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets?

Love Vintage Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets?

Love Vintage Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets? We do here at Mullard Antiques and Collectibles! Have a look at the vintage technology currently in stock.

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How to Make Classic Home Interior Design Pieces Last

How to Make Classic Home Interior Design Pieces Last

Have you ever been interested in that vintage piece of wood, leather or glass but decided against buying, as you were not sure how to preserve or clean it? Worry no more with these handy care tips kindly provided by this week’s guest blogger, Hannah Hutchinson, an interior designer based in London. 

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Pastille Burners: The Original Room Deodoriser!

Pastille Burners: The Original Room Deodoriser!

The use of Pastille Burners actually dates back to the time of Elizabeth I, where they were used in wealthy households to help deodorise the very foul smelling air. I am particularly fond of the small whimsical pastille burners produced by Coalport in the 1950s and have a small collection.

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Real or Fake: The US Government Takes on Fraudulent Sellers

An interesting blog from Roma Arellano on the case of the fraudulent sellers of Native American Jewelry/ Jewellery.

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I’ve got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side

I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side

I’ve got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side, good old Marvin and, doesn’t the symbol for an indirectly heated thermionic diode look similar to Marvin 1.0’s face? Who can forget those fateful words by the laconic and lugubrious Marvin, the Paranoid Android from The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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