Friday, December 30, 2016

Victoria and Albert Museum of London displays Antiques and Collectibles

The V&A Museum of art and design, has a collection of over 2.3 million pieces which date back almost 5,000 years. The Museum holds many of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewelry, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.
Located in London, England, they offer tours and hours of business on their website. 
They have a search engine on their site that allows you to peek at the magnificent artifacts on display.   They also have an online gift shop.

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Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park - Omo the white One Year Old Giraffe Calf

The year-old calf, which lives in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, has a condition called leucism. Omo isn't albino; her skin cells don’t produce pigmentation, but soft tissues, such as her dark eyes, do.

Tarangire National Park is working to ensure that Omo’s rare coloration doesn’t put her in poachers’ crosshairs.

Omo is lucky to have survived her first year of life. Giraffe calves are a favorite meal for many predators, and her pale color probably makes her more conspicuous to predators.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Japan Porcelain Blue Cocker Spaniel Retriever Dog Animal Figurine White Retriever Mix Standing

I have a Spaniel/Retriever figurine. He's in a standing position. Done in a light blue and white. Gloss finish. 

Stamped "Made in Japan" in green ink. No cracks or chips. 

Measures 4" tall x 5-1/2" long.

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Hand Painted Deer Black White Fawn with flower necklace Standing Animal Figurine Porcelain

Here is a deer figurine that's unmarked. Looks like Japan. Hand-painted accents in black and light yellow over white porcelain. There are no breaks. 

Great condition. Measures 3-3/4" tall x 3-3/4" long.

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Ceramiche d'arte Ravello ITALY Hand-painted 4 piece serving dishes Salt Pepper Holder Plate Elephants Blue Green

Ceramiche d'arte Ravello from Italy. Red pottery fired in the oven with dark blue, light green, and white enameled paint. This is a four-piece set containing a plate, salt and pepper caddy, and a salt and pepper shakers with plastic plugs on the bottom.

Stamped on the bottom "Ceramiche d'arte Ravello"

Plate measures 1-1/2" tall x 7" wide x 10" long

Caddy measures 2" tall x 6-3/4" long. Handle measures 5" tall.

Salt and Peppers measures 3-1/2" tall x 2-3/4" around.

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Andrea by Sadek 6350 Baby Cardinal Bird Figurine Animal Chick on Base

I have a small Cardinal sitting on a branch with a purple flower in front. Standard light red markings already on this adolescent.

Measures 3-1/2" tall x 3-1/4" long.

No breaks or cracks.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles - New - 2017 Pricing Guide Now Available

Available on their website, is the new 2017 Collectibles and Antiques price guide for collectors, antique dealers, and sellers.

Here is their website to order:   Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2017

From the blog:

"Prices are from actual sales and reviewed for accuracy-no estimates. Kovels' features items sought by collectors in over 700 categories that sold for prices ranging from $2 to $1,066,000, most under $1,000, and not just the highest-priced antiques found in most guides.
Kovels' user-friendly price guide includes everything from advertising to pottery, along with up-to-date information about each category, logos, marks and dates. Also featured are hundreds of expert tips, comments on trends and pricing patterns, and a list of the year's record prices. All this enables collectors to buy, sell and collect with confidence.
Best of all, there's an entirely new addition to this year's book. "How to Declutter Profitably!" helps collectors, their heirs-indeed anyone who has to downsize, relocate or settle an estate-research how and where to sell collections."

A good investment for collectors who have not kept up with the current market during the recession recovery.  You might be surprised at the value of what you have in your inventory and what to look for when making purchases for yourself or to resell at your brick and mortar store or your online store. .

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Josef Originals Japan Tiny Bear Cubs Family Animal Figurine Kids and Baby 3 Piece


This is the three baby bears from the "Bear Family" by Josef Originals of Japan. Black and gold Japan sticker on all. Hand-painted with a semi-gloss shine. Includes the little boy, girl, and the baby sitting down with a honey jar.

Each measure 1-3/4" tall and under. 

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Goebel West Germany CV72 CV74 White Birds Pair Figurine Gold Trim - Hard to Find!

Find these in my Etsy Shop!  

Two Goebel white birds made in West Germany. Beautiful off-white painted bodies with gold eyes and beaks. Stamped Goebel in blue ink and impressed CV72 and CV74 on the bottoms. Measures 3" tall x 4-1/4" long. No Breaks.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Japan Miniature Bone China 3 Lot Tiger Cat Family Animal Figurine Stripes Fluffy

I have a family of bone china cats. There's the Dad, Mom, and Baby. Hand-painted in a matte finish.
Measures 1-1/2" tall x 2" long. No breaks.


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Rio Hondo California Pottery Animal Figurine Two Ducks Hand-Painted Bird Twins Sisters

This is a Rio Hondo California Pottery pair of ducks. White ceramic with yellow, green and dark brown hand painting. No maker's marks. No cracks or chips.  Measures 3-1/4" tall.

Napco Japan C6742 Champion Dachshund Dog Animal Figurine Standing Red and Brown

This is a Napco, Japan Dachshund Dog figurine. He's in a standing position. Matte finish. 
Stamped "C6742" in black ink and has the "Napco" red and gold foil sticker on his belly. Pleather collar with a thin plastic "Champion" ribbon on his neck.

No cracks or chips.  Measures 4" tall x 7" long.

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Stangl Pottery Mallard Duck 3250C Ceramic Bird Animal Figurine Head Down

This is one in a set of three manufactured mallard ducks by The Stangl Pottery Company.  Has a handwritten number on the bottom of #3250C and three initials I can't make out. Dry brushed in the typical colors of a mallard duck finished with a glossy shine.  No breaks or chips. 
Measures 1-1/2" tall x 4-1/2" long. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Nippon Japan Owls Bird Figurine - Mama and Baby - Hand-painted Ceramic with Eyelashes

Here is a Nippon Japan Mama and Baby Owl figurine. Beautiful porcelain with a satin finish. Colored in shades of gray and white. Marked with an old sticker on the bottom, and the Nippon red stamp.

Measures 6-1/2" tall x 3-1/2" wide. Very light crazing and a piece of loose clay on mama's ear finished with glaze. No breaks or chips.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Otagiri (OMC) Japan Cockatiel Animal Bird Figurine High Gloss Porcelain Pastel

This is an Otagiri OMC (Otagiri Merchantile Co) Japan Cockatiel bird figurine. He's white with beige feathers. A yellow foil "OMC" sticker is on the bottom. 

Measures 6" tall x 3" wide. 

No cracks or chips.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Newly Listed ~ Bone China White Albino Rabbit Bunny Family Animal Figurines


These are miniature bone china rabbits. White with pink and light brown highlights.

Tallest measures 2-1/4" tall. No chips or breaks.  Not marked, but probably Japan.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Inarco Japan E2281 Suffolk Sheep Lamb Black Faced Animal Figurine Wool


This is a figurine of the Suffolk breed. Off-white paint, with black ears, face, and legs. Made by Inarco and numbered E2281. Measures 4" tall x 6" long. No cracks or chips.

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Cortendorf Western Germany 2663 Terrier Dog Animal Figurine Ceramic Black and Brown Sitting Puppy

This is a furry Terrier dog figurine in a sitting position. Basic colors are brown and black. 

Western Germany mark in green ink and impressed #2663, by Cortendorf. No cracks or chips. Light crazing. 

Measures 4" tall x 4" long.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Goebel W Germany CK43A Tabby Cat Mom and 2 Kittens Animal Figurine

This is a Goebel West Germany tabby cat Mom and her two kittens figurine.  Grey with white faces and chests. They all have green eyes.  Impressed on the bottom is CK43A.  Has the original red collar for Mom, and unbroken chains for the two kittens.  

Measures 2-3/4" tall for Mom. No cracks or chips.  Has light crazing.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Official State Birds of the United States ~ Chickadee, Cardinal, Blue Bird, Goldfinch, Porcelain Bird Figurines

Alabama -Yellowhammer
Alaska - Willow Ptarmigan
Arizona - Cactus Wren
Arkansas - Mockingbird
California - California Valley Quail
Colorado - Lark Bunting
Connecticut - Robin
Delaware - Blue Hen Chicken
Florida - Mockingbird
Georgia - Brown Thrasher
Hawaii - Nene
Idaho - Mountain Bluebird
Illinois - Cardinal
Indiana - Cardinal
Iowa - Eastern Goldfinch
Kansas - Western Meadowlark
Kentucky - Cardinal
Louisiana - Eastern Brown Pelican
Maine - Chickadee
Maryland -Baltimore Oriole
Massachusetts - Chickadee
Michigan - Robin
Minnesota - Common Loon
Mississippi - Mockingbird
Missouri - Bluebird
Montana - Western Meadowlark
Nebraska - Western Meadowlark
Nevada - Mountain Bluebird
New Hampshire - Purple Finch
New Jersey - Eastern Goldfinch
New Mexico - Roadrunner
New York - Bluebird
North Carolina - Cardinal
North Dakota - Western Meadowlark
Ohio - Cardinal
Oklahoma - Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Oregon - Western Meadowlark
Pennsylvania - Ruffed Grouse
Rhode Island - Rhode Island Red
South Carolina - Great Carolina Wren
South Dakota - Ring-necked Pheasant
Tennessee - Mockingbird
Texas - Mockingbird
Utah - Common American Gull
Vermont - Hermit Thrush
Virginia - Cardinal
Washington -Willow Goldfinch
West Virginia - Cardinal
Wisconsin - Robin
Wyoming - Western Meadowlark



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Friday, April 1, 2016

Josef Originals Korea Green Frog Toadstool Ladybug Ceramic Animal Figurine Resting

It's been so warm up here in Northeast New England, the frogs are probably coming out of hibernation already and trying to fatten themselves up with bugs before the breeding season.  Soon there will be polliwogs in nearby ponds surviving the spring and growing into adulthood.

This is a Josef Originals frog made in Korea. He's made of ceramic. Measures 3" tall x 3-1/2" long. No cracks or chips. "Korea" and "Josef Originals" labels on the bottom.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FREE reciprocal link exchange - page rank 3 - ETSY Bloggers and Store Owners - Best Banner Exchanges - by Kathys Animal Figurines

This is a page rank 3 google blog.  I have a FREE reciprocal link exchange on 4 pages.  Reciprocal means that you have to link back to me, of course, on your blog or website.

I prefer Etsy Stores and other stores that sell collectibles, home decor, garden supplies, vintage toys, games, animal sites, antique stores, you name it.

We don't accept stores with "Made in China" items.  We want good "old fashioned" stuff!

Just post my link information on your site, and then send me your Site Name, Summary, and website or blog link.  That's it.  I'm on my blog every single day, so you won't be waiting weeks for an answer.  I usually reply on the same day.

And if you are looking for banner exchanges I can recommend the following that specialize in small business without any paid advertisers in the rotation (they don't advertise for you).  That stinks!

These are the best banner exchanges for the small to medium sized seller:

These are displayed on the side and bottom of all my pages,

Hope to hear from you!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring is here! - Lefton China Robin KW6609 Perched Standing Bird Figurine

Definitely one of the signs that spring has finally arrived.  Eating as many earthworms as possible.  They nest in the trees by making their own grass nests.  They won't take to a bird feeder, or bird house.  But make sure you have water for them because they love baths and drinking water is essential for healthy breeding.

This is a Lefton China Robin standing on the grass. Handpainted with a matte finish. Marked on the bottom by the Lefton foil label and lefton stamp KW6609. Measures 4-3/4" tall x 5-3/4" long. No breaks.


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Monday, March 7, 2016

Napco Miniature Lot of 4 White Bone China Christmas Mice - Mismatched

This is four (4) little bone China mice with hand-painted garnishes. From left to right:

1. No Maker's Marks - may have had a sticker. He's bright white glossy porcelain and hand decorated with a Santa hat, gold jingle bells and holding a candy cane Measures approx 2" tall.

2. Stamped with green ink "9579". She's a little grayish with a matte finish and a spaghetti wreath around her neck with her eyes closed. Measures approx 2" tall.

3. Treasure Masters Taiwan. White glossy porcelain, hand decorated with a Santa hat, and holding a wreath with her eyes closed. Measures approx 2" tall.

4. Napco-ware Taiwan. She's bright white glossy porcelain with a spaghetti wreath around her neck. Teenie nick on one of the flower petals. Measures approx 2" tall.


Pewter Portuguese Rooster with Red Sparkler Gemstone Eyes

Here is a pewter rooster figurine designed in the traditional folk style of a Portuguese Rooster. There are no maker's marks. Has red rhinestone eyes.

No dings or dents. Measures 2-3/4" tall.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dakin Gustav Dog #56347 Black Labrador Stuffed Animal 1/2 Beanie Red Bow

Dakin Co., of Woodland Hills, CA has a "Gustav Dog", numbered 56347. He is a black lab puppy with a red bow. He's made of 1/2 Poly fiber and 1/2 plastic pellets for weight distribution. His fur is soft polyester and the pads of his feet are felt. He has plastic dolls eyes with black pupil and dark brown iris. His nose is soft stuffed pleather. He's weighted and padded to be in a laying position. He doesn't stand up.

He measures 5" tall x 11" long.