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Taxidermy – Not Just A Stuffed Dog

taxidermy-lge-feat

DURING A SHORT trip around Ireland where we stayed in small private hotels I soon became accustomed to dining-room décor which included Victorian glass domed cases filled with birds and small rodents preserved and arranged by a taxidermist. Partway through the Irish trip, my approach to the bar in a cramped provincial pub was halted [...]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Crafts,Dog Figurines,Featured Dogs | Read More »

Best in Dog Show Memorabilia

Dog Show memorabilia

DOG SHOW MEMORABILIA has a small but growing group of collectors and currently pieces can be bought for very reasonable prices. Items range from show programs and other ephemera to ribbons, rosettes, medals, photographs, trophies, bowls and plates. Everything from paper to silver can be found representing any recognised breed. Pieces date from the late [...]

November 12th, 2010 | Posted in Featured Dogs,Show Memorabilia | Read More »

Vintage Dog Cookie Jars – Finding the Real McCoy

Dog cookie jars

  THERE ARE A NUMBER of reasons cookie jars make such popular large collectibles. Not only do they brighten up a kitchen or display, but they are functional and affordable. The cookie jar is a successor to the British Biscuit tin. They come in the most enormous range of size, colour, design and materials. Naturally [...]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Featured Dogs,Kitchenalia,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

Dog Tobacciana – Man And Collector’s Best Friend

Greyhound dog match holder

  DOG TOBACCIANA, OR TOBACCO RELATED items featuring dogs, or simply “smoking collectibles” bring together two highly desirable collecting groups. Tobacciana have long been treasured staples of the collectibles market and show no signs of weakening today. Ash trays, lighters, and spittoons are highly collectible items in the tobacciana category, as well as vintage chewing [...]

October 10th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Tobacciana,Featured Dogs | Read More »

Hubley Cast Iron Dogs

Hubley Cast Iron Spaniel dog doorstop

HUBLEY DOGS ARE SOME of the most adorable, most cherished antiques and collectibles in the world. Hubley has captured nearly every major breed of dog in different poses and positions, gaining popularity with antique as well as dog fanciers the world over. The company paid attention to detail, making these beautiful door stops, bookends and [...]

October 7th, 2010 | Posted in Decorate With Dogs,Featured Dogs | Read More »

George Studdy’s Bonzo Dog Collectibles

Bonzo the dog collectibles

IF YOU ARE LOOKING for a wonderful collectible with real staying power, consider Bonzo dog collectibles. Bonzo dog collectibles stretch across a swath of categories, so there’s something to delight every collector’s fancy. Bonzo, an adorable mutt, was created by artist George Studdy and began his quest for world fame back in 1922. A pudgy [...]

October 5th, 2010 | Posted in Featured Dogs,Iconic Dogs,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

The Legend of Nipper, the RCA Dog

Nipper HMV dog

THE IMAGE OF THE adorable little pup sitting next to a phonograph with his head cocked to the side is etched into all of our minds. Born in Bristol, England in 1884, the inquisitive little puppy named Nipper has become an icon for the music industry. A mutt mix of Bull Terrier and Fox Terrier, [...]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Featured Dogs,Iconic Dogs | Read More »

Picture the Dog – Antique Dog Photographs

Dog pushing pram photo

I CLEARLY REMEMBER the first old photograph of a dog that captured my heart and sparked my dog picture collecting interest.  It was a real photo postcard (RPPC) of a dog so similar to a dog of my own I was astounded. It was as if Ed (my dog) had a secret life! The photo [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Photos,Featured Dogs,Postcards & Paper | Read More »

Antique Dog Collars from Spikes to Precious Stones

Antique Dog Collars

DO YOU REGARD your dog’s collar as simply a utilitarian item in the pet’s probably spartan wardrobe? Or is your dog’s collar encrusted with semi-precious stones, or jangling with highly polished, brass, vintage dog-license tags? Today’s dog collar usually functions as just something on which to affix registration/license tags and dog ownership details as well [...]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Collars & Tags,Featured Dogs | Read More »

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