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Diana Thorne, Canine Artist Part I

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  DIANA THORNE WAS born Ann Woursell on October 7, 1895 in Odessa, Russia though it is widely reported she was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The oldest child in a family of four girls and two boys, Thorne was raised on a farm near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She started drawing dogs as a young child [...]

September 17th, 2010 | Posted in Artists & Illustrators,Books | Read More »

Night Vision Squirrel Goggles

Archibald models the new Night Vision Squirrel glasses

I’ve known for years that squirrels are nocturnal. Of course, one needs to wear ones special Night Vision Goggles to see them. I’ve often seen aliens … and the chap who turns up to visit the Mortimers at number 29. That chap has the most rotten timing, always arriving 15-minutes AFTER Mr Mortimer has left for his night-shift at the mill [...]

September 16th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Of The Day,Dog Photos | Read More »

Introduction to Dog Licensing and Dog Tags

antique dog registration tag

Anubis was the leading funerary deity in Egypt, it being his duty to guard cemeteries and preside over the business of embalming. EARLY DOG LAWS Dogs were domesticated early, probably around 12,000 years ago, so it is not surprising that some of the earliest recorded laws dealt with their relationship with man. The Egyptians had [...]

September 16th, 2010 | Posted in Collars & Tags,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

In The Dog Cart

In the Dog Cart

“If they’re NOT ponies, then how come they’re hitched to a cart? … and they whinny!” whine. Many antique and vintage dog photographs come up for sale here.

September 15th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Of The Day,Dog Photos,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

The Legend of Nipper, the RCA Dog

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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 »

Don’t Let Him Escape

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Hey … I’m a border collie, OK, not the elephant you thought you owned when you rigged up this anchor and chain tethering arrangement. I’m just sayin’ … Many antique and vintage dog photographs come up for sale here.

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Dog Of The Day,Dog Photos,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

Collecting Dog Memorabilia

Vienna Bronze dachshund dog dressed as a clown.

LIKE ALL PEOPLE passionate about their hobby, many dog lovers are voracious collectors of anything “dog” and more particularly any object with relevance to the breed they fancy. Whether they are interested in books, trophies, antiques, paintings, ephemera, figurines, porcelain, plates, stuffed toys, postcards and photos, needlework … all are fair collectible game with purchases [...]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Vintage 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 »

Buster Brown and Tige

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ALONG WITH HIS dog, Tige, Buster Brown started life as a comic strip character created by the great R. F. Outcault. The strip appeared from 1902 through to 1926 and Outcault died in 1928. In 1904 Outcault travelled to the St Louis World’s Fair where he set up a booth and sold up to 200 [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Artists & Illustrators,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

The Poodle and the Bear

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One of the great things about collecting antique dog postcards is finding sets, particularly when you have the dog set-up in an unusual manner. It is a real thrill, coming across other images from the same weird or bizarre photo shoot. I have discovered the images in this article over the past two years. The [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Poodle,Postcards & Paper,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

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