Collectible Antiques

Items that are old and collectible are considered as antiques. They are items which are from a specific era that have distinguishing features of a specific era. Their value is determined by their age and appeal.

Antiques can be items that range from a simple desk to a complex automobile. They include books, ornaments, furniture, trucks, coffee grinders, clocks and many others. They can be discovered during excavations or passed down as heirlooms. They have been crafted aesthetically and have a measure of craftsmanship in them.

Their rarity, age, present condition, usefulness and essence of erstwhile make them popular. They carry with them a lot of knowledge an information from the era in which they were made. For instance, books from a specific era will tell a lot about the happenings in that particular period. Their prices are also determined by their age and present condition. An ancient item in good condition will definitely cost a lot more than one in an average condition. The items that are rare will also fetch a higher price than those that are easily available.

Antiques can be purchased from shops that deal in ancient items, Internet bidding, auctions. These items remain unchanged over a long period of time, they therefore do not lose their charm and continue to overwhelm people long after they were invented. They can be perfect gifts for loved ones. They can also be used to customize and add elegance to one’s house or be a symbol of status to anyone owning them.

Collectible Deans Bears – Teddy Bears With History!

Dean’s Rag Book Co. was formed in 1903 as a new venture for a successful children’s book publishing company. Their rag books had the distinct advantage of being fabric that was washable, rather than entrusting paper books to sticky-fingered children. The successful launch of rag books led to cut-out doll sheets, blow-up toys and rag dolls to mention just a fraction of the range.

When the First World War began in 1914 Dean’s stepped into the gap left in the market by Austrian and German toys, the import of which had stopped. Their first toy catalogue was entitled ‘Kuddlemee’ and includes pictures of three mohair teddy bears, although these have not been seen in recent times so scour your loft!

During the 20th century Dean’s Bears evolved through different stages; making moulded-face dolls, character merchandise, pausing toy manufacture during the Second World War, then resuming with a full range of rag books, teddy bears and gollies. The fate of the company took a new turn during the 1980s, when toys were first imported wholesale from the far east making UK production highly uncompetitive.

In 1988 the company was bought by Neil and Barbara Miller, who have refocussed the business and made Dean’s famous once more, in the popular field of collectable, limited edition bears. With the exception of a handful of artist-designed teddy bears the family lovingly design each collection themselves. All are produced in very low limitations, which ensures they are exclusive, highly desirable and sell out within weeks of a collection being launched!

Dean’s Bears range for 2010 includes the Apple Pips – miniature four inch, fully jointed teddy bears each named after a variety of English apples, Kitty Willow designed by teddy bear artist Chloe Wilson with instantly recognisable features – big feet and ears, little eyes and hand air brushed facial features. Each of the bears is made from natural mohair or alpaca fur, with stitched thread noses and fully-jointed moveable arms, legs and head. Reclaim your childhood or give one as a gift to take them straight back to their younger years!

Dragon and Dolphin Figurines Collectible and Gifts – Bring Life to Your Home in Any Room!

Dragon figurines can be used to decorate any part of your home: Garden, Living Room, Bathroom, Bedroom, etc. Use them to bring enchantment to your shelves, or TV stands and even your computer desk. Place these figurines at the entrance to your garden.

Dragon figurines are a great protection to any plant in the oasis of love. Place dragon water fountains and birdbaths in your flower beds outside your home to attract the great animals of nature, such as: birds, squirrels, rabbits and others. Spark up your living room with these dragon and dolphin figurines. Your TV stand or entertainment center seems to be a little bare, add some excitement with these figurines whether they are dragons or dolphin collectibles they all will add a great touch to empty space.

Bathrooms are the very greatest place for the many dolphin figurines and decorative bathroom decor that is featured on our site. Dolphin shower curtain, dolphin set (includes: Cup, tissue holder, toothbrush holder, soap dish, etc.), jumping dolphins, LED Light dolphins, etc.

Your room seems to be too dark when the lights go out? When you wake in the middle of the night, do you really want to strain your eyes by turning on the overhead light? Then what you need is one of our night light figurines like Dragon Nightlight or even our LED Skull.

Are your pets sleeping on the cold floor or sharing your bed space? Do you want to put an end to this madness? This is the right place to come. We have a safari pet bed and a royal splendor pet bed where your pets can get a good night sleep and stay off the cold floor. This will allow you to rest comfortably as well.

In conclusion you can use any of our dragon or dolphin figurines – collectibles to decorate your home in any way you choose. Place them one at a time in your garden, set them in array on your entertainment center or TV stand, sparkle your bathroom with dolphins, or even bring light to a darkened bedroom.