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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone! Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you all! I can’t believe that a year has almost been and gone. Doesn’t time fly? Here at Mullard Antiques & Collectibles we are in the process of restocking our website with more vintage items ready for the New Year. We hope you will continue to visit us and read our blogs in 2017. Look out for our new coupon scheme which will, periodically, give you extra discounts. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and blog readers for their business and support this year.…

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1950s Dansette, EAR, and Teppaz Record Players. Which would you choose?

1950s Dansette, EAR, and Teppaz Record Players.

1950s Dansette, EAR, and Teppaz Portable Record Players. Which would you choose? 1950s Dansette, EAR, and Teppaz Record Players. Which would you choose? These weren’t the only manufacturers around at the time but:- One was a Rolls Royce product but didn’t sell well Had great advertising but is less well remembered One was very popular but wasn’t necessarily the best built player Which is which? Read the following blog to find out! Portable Record Players Long before the Walkman, portable CD or even the iPod and tablet, portable music was considered cool but the preferred format throughout the 1950s and…

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What Does Radio And Imitation Costume Jewellery Have in Common?

What Does Radio and ‘Imitation’ Costume Jewellery by Stratton of London Have In Common? 20th Century And Costume Jewellery Most of us own a piece of costume jewellery, whether it’s a watch; a ring or necklace made out of metal, plastic and semiprecious stones; a badge or pin. Even Monarchs, and other upper echelons of society, occasionally wore paste jewellery, as one wouldn’t want the ‘unwashed masses’ to steal our priceless jewels, would one? But when did costume jewellery become fashionable? Georgian Paste Jewellery Costume jewellery is not a new phenomena, it has been around since at least the 18th…

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Collectibulldogs: More than just a passion for collecting!

Collectibulldogs: More than just a passion for collecting!

Collectibulldogs: More than just a passion for collecting! Another heartfelt guest blog from Eiffion Ashdown, as he explains to us why Collectibulldogs is more than just a passion for collecting. Thank you Eiffion. I know all our readers out there are keen to know what you have to say, so over to you! HI TO ALL MULLARD READERS Hi there to all of Mullard Antiques, (Karen’s) readers, I hope you’re all safe and well and let me just say what an honour it is to guest blog for Mullard Antiques! Guest blogging gives each other’s blog archives a bit of…

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Vinyl Record’s Manufacturing Process- Stage One: The Blank Acetate

Vinyl Record's Manufacturing Process

The article is from this week’s guest blogger, Steve, from ‘Mullard Magic’ and ‘The Magic of Mullard’. A really interesting and informative blog on Stage one of the Vinyl Record’s Manufacturing Process from polishing, degreasing, coating with lacquer, drying and inspection, to stamping the hole in the middle! No wonder vinyl is so expensive but you can’t beat the sound…..

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Excited About Exhibiting Museum Bound

A Great Guest Blog by COLLECTIBULLDOGS.COM : – Excited About Exhibiting museum bound. 30 July 2016 I’m really pleased to host my first Guest Blogger from Collectibulldogs.com. Thank you to Eiffion for a really interesting and informative read about his challenge with exhibiting some of his prize bulldog related collection at Brighton Museum! Visit Eiffion’s website for more of his eclectic blogs by clicking on this link  Hi folks Hi there good folk I hope all is well with everybody out there staying safe and keeping well, I have some amazing news after talking with my mentor just lately that I…

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What Do Radios and Ovaltine have in common? The Ovaltiney Radio!

Ovaltiney radio

What do radios and Ovaltine have in common? The answer is the ‘Ovaltiney’ radio or Philips 634A ‘Superinductance’ TRF set, produced from 1932/3. It was called Ovaltiney as it was used in nostalgic TV adverts for Ovaltine. The quality of this radio was superb. A replica of the radio was produced by ITC in 1984 to commemorate its 50th Birthday.

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Vintage Model Railway N Gauge

Vintage model railway N gauge

British N gauge is a model railway scale and gauge built to a scale of 1:148, with a track of 9 mm (0.354 in) width. The 9 mm (0.354 in) track width derives from a scale of 1:160 for 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge rails. As with most standards, nothing is quite as simple as it seems, particularly as standard track width varies from country to country!

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