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Antique Christmas cards are vintage collectables

November 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

The introduction of the lithographic process and other improved printing techniques meant that by the 1850s, beautifully illustrated multi-coloured Christmas cards were winging their way around the country by the sackful. Why not collect them?

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Tags: Christmas · Collectables · Ephemera

Money on trees

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Congratulations! Now, stand back and admire your handiwork. You manoeuvred the ladder up to the loft, you scrambled around in the dust and cobwebs, you found the old suitcase containing the Christmas decorations and the tree looks fabulous. But stop and take another look. Those baubles, knickknacks and trinkets that you remember when you were […]

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Tags: Christmas · Collectables · Collecting · Juvenalia

Collect antique ointment pots – the instant hangover cure

January 1st, 2006 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português As the nation recovers from the kind of hangover that happens only once a year, the Royal Society of Chemistry has come up with the answer: apparently the best treatment for the morning after is toast and honey. I have another answer. Get hold […]

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Tags: Ceramics · Collectables · Ointment pots

Pull a cracker this Christmas – thanks to Victorian baker Tom Smith

December 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment

by Christopher Proudlove© Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisp/73547434/” title=”   What do you get when you walk under a friendly cow? A pat on the head. What’s a dentist’s favourite musical instrument? A tuba toothpaste. Jokes as bad as these – and worse – will spill out over dining […]

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Tags: Christmas · Collectables · Ephemera

What’s on the menu? A charming collectable, for the price of a meal!

December 14th, 2005 · 2 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove�Espa�ol | Deutsche | Fran�ais | Italiano | Portugu�s It’s 1947, you’re travelling First Class aboard the Cunard White Star flagship RMS Queen Elizabeth and dinner is served. For starters, it’s oysters on the half shell, followed by clear turtle soup, turbot for the fish course and timable of ham. The roast sirloin […]

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Tags: Collectables · Ephemera · Maritime

Celebrities design Mickey Mouse souvenirs for charity auction sale

September 2nd, 2005 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português You’ll know, if youre a regular reader of this column, that were just back from our annual holiday, in Florida, but as far away from Disneyland as we could get. With our two young apprentices now grown up, weve moved on from the traipse […]

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Tags: Collectables · Juvenalia · Mickey Mouse · Toys

Like the Victorians, we collect seashells by the seashore

September 1st, 2005 · 5 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português Just back from our annual holiday lugging home with us the usual bag of shells which we collected from the beach. The same has been happening since the beginning of time and it wasn’t long, in some countries, where seashells – so-called Money Cowries […]

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Tags: Collectables · Victoriana

People collect the strangest so-called antiques

August 26th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Portuguêsby Christopher Proudlove© Collecting is such a wonderful excuse. You can fill your home with all sorts of junk and never have to worry what friends and neighbours think. Why people collect is a complete mystery to me … I just do it, to the exclusion of […]

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Tags: Collectables