Many people outside The Netherlands probably haven’t heard of the little Dutch Boy, Bartje Bartels, which is a shame as he looks adorable! However, looks can be deceiving!
There will soon be a new way to buy the Mullard Magic products you know and love. Due to popular demand, we will be starting our own online auction site “Mull-bay.”
Here at Mullard Antiques we are always on the look out for eclectic design, and our range of vintage lighting is no exception!
Vinyl revival is a term that, since 2007, has been bandied about by the media to describe the renewed interest in listening to vinyl gramophone records.
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.
Another Guest Blog from Steve of Mullard Magic, showing us his Mullard Neon Sign with some background on the history of Neon Signage
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?
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!