What do the Babcock Brothers of Evansville, Indiana and Thomas Goodfellow, a Staffordshire potter, have in common? Whilst in the process of sorting through a box of pottery, belonging to my 87-year old Mum-in-Law, I came across a pair of shell-like cream antique dishes with the following back mark. Imported by Babcock Brothers, Evansville, IA. We knew they had been in our family for at least 60 years but no-one knew where the dishes originated. We were pretty sure they were 19th Century (Victorian) and they had a the look of the Staffordshire pottery: ‘Adams Jasperware.’ Cobalt Blue Adams Tunstall…
Eiffion from Collectibulldogs asked if I would write a guest blog for him, and considering his passion for Man’s best friend ‘the Dog’, in particular, Bulldogs, I thought I just had to write about the Dogs’ nemesis, namely Cats! In homage to ‘Collectibulldogs,’ I have called this blog Collecticats- A love of Cats and Antiques
Ralph and Mary met at the Department Store ‘Binns’ in Newcastle. She worked in ladies wear and he was working in the basement setting up televisions and radios, and repairing them.
Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses, a quintessentially British design featuring 6 of the flamboyant gardener’s, Harry Wheatcroft, roses.
Another Guest Blog from Steve of Mullard Magic, showing us his Mullard Neon Sign with some background on the history of Neon Signage
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…