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Happy birthday, dear Barbie

March 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

She has long blonde hair, slim waist, narrow hips and not a sign of a wrinkle, even at  50. Parties will be taking place across the world today to mark Barbie’s 50th birthday  the occasion, and the world’s first store dedicated to the doll has been opened in Shanghai. Her dolls are now collectors’ items, […]

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Tags: Barbie · Toys

Annual treats

July 26th, 2007 · 5 Comments

There’s no shortage of choice: Barbie and Sindy, My Little Pony and the Brownies continue to have mass appeal for the girls, while us boys go for Thunderbirds, Spiderman and relative newcomer Bob the Builder. All are on sale this Christmas and so it was –admittedly with a different cast of characters – since the […]

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Tags: Books · Cartoons · Juvenalia · Toys

Schuco’s toytown charmers

July 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

It was love at first sight and you could tell instantly that the woman standing starry eyed at the end of the collectors’ fair stall was never going to be able to resist the two plush Teddy bears waiting to be taken home. The deal was struck and money swiftly changed hands, but it was […]

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Tags: Juvenalia · Toys

Barbie for sale: the story behind the ‘biggest collection in the world’

September 3rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

Like most of the bargains I buy on impulse, I knew it would come in useful eventually. We were browsing in a shop selling remaindered books and on the basis that one day I felt sure I would need to write about collecting Barbie dolls, the big, glossy pink encyclopaedic guide to the subject at […]

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Tags: Barbie · Juvenalia · Toys

Auction chance to give Smuggers a new home

November 17th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português Rare Steiff Teddy bear is star of Christmas collectors’ saleThe little boys looked forward to family trips from their home in Vienna to visit their three aunts in Düsseldorf, but not necessarily to see the matronly trio with their smothering hugs and embarrassing kisses. Instead, the […]

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Tags: Auctions · Juvenalia · Toys

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

Join the space race – but batteries not included!

March 20th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Portuguêsby Christopher Proudlove© It’s almost time … but not yet. According to the countdown clock on the BBC website, the invasion begins in . . . well, click on the link and see for yourself. Doctor Who is back – almost … and with Billie Piper as […]

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Tags: Juvenalia · Robotiana · Toys

Now jigsaws are collectable

February 18th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português by Christopher Proudlove I was never really that interested in jigsaw puzzles as a lad. They were the kind of thing you were reduced to tackling when chicken pox or some other childhood ailment meant you were confined to quarters and couldn’t cope with anything more […]

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Tags: Juvenalia · Toys