Antiques Interest

New Antiques Quiz Show

Sep 24th, 2015 | By

Would you like to be on a brand new exciting BBC One quiz show with an antiques twist? The show is an antiques and vintage quiz show, hosted by Fern Britton, called ‘For What It’s Worth’.  They are currently looking for pairs of contestants who have a nose for a bargain and an interest in

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Vintage Telephones and the use of plastic

Feb 9th, 2015 | By

Early telephones were large and cumbersome objects, but the invention and development of plastics had a profound and lasting impact on telephone design. The first moulded telephones were produced in the mid 1920’s with the improvements in Bakelite manufacture making it a much more practical material to use. At a similar time the transmitter design

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The Origins of The Teddy Bear

Jul 12th, 2014 | By
Teddy Bears

The soft bear we know as the Teddy Bear hales from the Edwardian period as earlier bear toys were mainly mechanical and very true to the breed in look and style. There is much debate about the origins of the phrase ‘Teddy Bear’, but there is no doubt that they are named after Pesident Theodore

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