We tend to think of the kitsch Christmas gift as a modern phenomenon driven by the Chinese engine of industry where natural resources are harvested and then transformed into said products . Actually, this isn’t the case; witness this charming advert from 1928 where one could purchase a kitsch present for the telephone owner
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?
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,…
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!
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…
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?
Love Vintage Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets? We do here at Mullard Antiques and Collectibles! Have a look at the vintage technology currently in stock.
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.
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.
An interesting blog from Roma Arellano on the case of the fraudulent sellers of Native American Jewelry/ Jewellery.