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 [...]
WHEN IT COMES TO antique Halloween postcards the cat is the animal that really holds the limelight (for obvious reasons). However, look around and you will discover a few dogs being pursued, harassed and troubled by Jack-o’-lanterns, witches and the ubiquitous black cat. It is most probable that the earliest exploitation of Halloween in American [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A RECENT PICNIC TEA with an old dog breeding friend brought back some childhood memories of standing at the sink bench with my mother, carefully drying dishes. On this occasion my friend had brought along delicious scones, plump with fruit sitting in a basket draped in a cleverly cross-stitched tea towel. Depicted on the [...]