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Collectible Wade Whimsies in Red Rose Tea

Many companies use freebies to boost sales. Since 1983 Red Rose Tea has included miniature figurines inside selected boxes of their tea. The figurines were produced by the Wade pottery firm and keen Wade collectors, particularly Wade Whimsies collectors, should know and understand the history of these figurines. So, here's that history with descriptions of all eight Wade Whimsies series issued by Red Rose Tea to date. It was in the USA in 1983, when Red Rose Tea first introduced miniature ... Continue Reading

Collectible British Indian Silver Coins

The long history of British rule in India is one of the best-known examples of struggle against global imperialism. The Indian fight in the early 20th century against the power of Great Britain led to independence in 1947 and the subsequent split of the country into Hindu-controlled India and Muslim-controlled Pakistan. For many historians, this development also marks the end of the British Empire, which had been weakening as a global power since World War I. British forces arrived in India ... Continue Reading

Collectible South African Silver Coins

The history of South Africa has been a turbulent and often a bloody one, creating a complicated coinage. British forces arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1795 and after several spats with the Netherlands, the Cape Colony was formally recognized as a British possession by the 1815 Congress of Vienna. A series of wars with the earlier Dutch Boer settlers and the native peoples, most notably the Zulu, followed. By 1910, Great Britain had absorbed the northern Boer-ruled Transvaal Republic and ... Continue Reading

Collectible Australian Silver Coins

Like Canada, Australia freed herself from direct British rule over a century ago in a civil separation from her mother country. Again like Canada, Australia also became a part of the British Commonwealth. But, unlike Canada, Australia kept the pound sterling as her currency until 1966, after which she converted to the Australian dollar that she uses today. Silver Collectors interested in buying Australian silver coins may already know about the Kookaburra series of .999 fine silver one troy ... Continue Reading

Collectible Canadian Silver Coins

Since before its formal independence from direct British rule in 1867 to the present day, Canada has used the Canadian dollar as her currency. Canadian currency will be very familiar to American coin collectors: the Canadian dollar is divided into 100 cents in coin denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, together with 1 and 2 dollar issues popularly called loonies and toonies. Canadian nickels, dimes, and quarters are so similar in shape and size to their American counterparts, in fact, that ... Continue Reading

Why Collecting Mexican Gold Pesos is a Great Investment

A Guide to Investing in very collectable Mexican Gold Pesos. Coin Collectors and investors that are looking for something a little different should consider Mexican Gold Pesos. A large selection of denominations especially small denominations makes the gold peso easy to acquire. Continue Reading

Can You Identify this William Moorcroft Bowl Pattern

Please help me Identify this William Moorcroft Bowl Pattern. by Sarah Martyn (Abbotsford, BC, Canada) I bought this beautiful William Moorcroft bowl at a garage sale last year for $2. I knew the name, and thought it was a very pretty piece. The bowl is 10.5 cm diameter, 5 cm tall. None of the local antique "experts" can tell me anything about it. All they say is that it is old, and it's in beautiful shape, and it must be rare because they have never seen that pattern before. The ... Continue Reading

Antiques Roadshow (2)

Your Antiques RoadShow ... Page (2) More antiques and collectibles submitted by antique collectors seeking information or help with antique attributions. Including Georgian glass, Capodimonte porcelain, Wedgwood candlesticks and native American pottery. All sitting comfortably alongside an antique owl jug, blue & white figurines and Chinese vases.   The headings and descriptions in the antiques roadshow are those of the owner, and they may be right or they might be ... Continue Reading

Doulton Lambeth Stoneware

Great Deals on Rare & Collectable Doulton Lambeth Stoneware Including antique Doulton stoneware vases and other pieces by Hannah Barlow, George Tinworth, Florence Barlow, Eliza Simmance and many other Royal Doulton artists. Lambeth stoneware designs are quite diverse and pieces are always marked. The Doulton marks almost always include the words 'Doulton Lambeth' with pieces usually signed or including the artists monogram. Royal Doulton Stoneware probably epitomises the art and ... Continue Reading

Royal Doulton Series Ware

Highly Collectable Royal Doulton Seriesware. From the sought after Dickens Ware series to the Shakespeare Series and more. Series ware is an excellent area for the new or the devoted Doulton collector with many varied designs, shapes and artists to focus on. Doulton series ware is particularly collectable and becoming more and more popular as the years pass. Remember to check our Royal Doulton reference sections to verify your Doulton marks, artists and dates. A little about Royal ... Continue Reading