Some of the Best Scottish Terr...

Sunday, December 6, 2015 by

You could fill your house with the finest of older Scottish Terrier figurines, there are so many to choose from.  This is a breed...

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Some Pug Figurines to collect,...

Sunday, December 6, 2015 by

The subject of Pug figurines is vast and historically fascinating.  Nick Waters’ “The Pug Heritage and Art” published by the dog art...

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Norbertine Bresslern-Roth: her...

Friday, December 4, 2015 by

Norbertine Bresslern-Roth (1891 – 1978), also von Bresslern-Roth, was born Norbertine Roth in Graz, Austria. She was an important and...

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Coopercraft Pottery Dogs

Friday, December 4, 2015 by

Coopercraft pottery dogs were made by the Summerbank company of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire England and it ceased trading in 2001....

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Vintage Kerry Blue Terrier Col...

Friday, September 25, 2015 by

The Kerry Blue Terrier is one of my favourite terriers, and a breed I have always wanted to own. I have recently been lucky enough to...

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Collecting old Dog Pin Cushion...

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by

Pin cushions are usually small and easy to find, so it is possible to build up an interesting and representative collection fairly...

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A Tale of Two Dogs by Charles ...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by

Continuing this series about literary dogs and the ways in which artists have depicted them, we now arrive at two creations of...

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“Nana” from J. M Barrie’s “Pet...

Sunday, March 15, 2015 by

Introduction J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is familiar to millions, however he originated as a character rather than a book, film or play....

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Gelert and Greyfriars Bobby

Monday, December 15, 2014 by

Fidelity to man has always been the dog’s principal attribute, never more than when it is demonstrated in adversity – enduring in the...

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The Tinderbox – A Tale by Hans...

Friday, September 26, 2014 by

This is the first in a series of articles featuring dogs in fiction and the ways in which artists have portrayed and interpreted...

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Glamour Postcards – Thre...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by

I conclude this series of articles on collecting dog postcards featuring the work of fashion illustrators, with three Italian...

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Glamour Postcards – Harr...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by

Harrison Fisher is probably the best known American fashion illustrator of his time. He was the third generation of artists in his...

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Collecting Old Japanese Chin F...

Saturday, March 22, 2014 by

The Japanese Chin is a fascinating breed and the earliest imports to the West from Japan occurred in the 1850s. It is a breed which...

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Glamour Postcards – Mela Koehl...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by

Dog-themed postcard collecting is a favourite hobby of Courier readers and this is the one of several planned articles on a...

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COLLECTING HUNGARIAN PORCELAIN...

Friday, January 24, 2014 by

Collecting Hungarian porcelain dogs will place you amongst a minority of collectors at present, but there are several good reasons...

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COLLECTING HUNGARIAN PORCELAIN...

Friday, January 24, 2014 by

ZSOLNAY PECS Pronounced “zhorlnye paytch”. Never spelt “Szolnay”. Zsolnay is a fascinating factory, founded in 1852 and originally...

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COLLECTING HUNGARIAN PORCELAIN...

Friday, January 24, 2014 by

DRASCHE AND HOLLOHAZA These two factories are conjoined in this section because Drasche was taken over by Hollohaza in the 1930s, and...

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AUGARTEN DOGS

Friday, January 24, 2014 by

The Imperial and Royal Porcelain Factory Vienna is the second oldest porcelain factory in Europe, after Meissen. It is often referred...

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NYMPHENBURG DOGS

Friday, January 24, 2014 by

The Nymphenburg porcelain factory is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1747. Since 1761 the factory has been housed in the...

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THE FALL AND RISE OF PFEFFER G...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by

This small, and until recently obscure, porcelain company originated when Fritz Pfeffer bought an existing factory in 1882, in the...

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RUDOLF MERENYI (1883 – 1957) H...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by

Rudolf Merenyi was a painter, graphic illustrator and etcher who worked in Budapest. He exhibited at the Budapest Salon in 1926 and...

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COLLECTING OLD DACHSHUND POTTE...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by

The Dachshund is one of my very favourite breeds. Fortunately there is a rich variety of models to choose from and they are readily...

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COLLECTING OLD DACHSHUND POTTE...

Monday, January 20, 2014 by

continued from Canine Collectables Courier issue 51 LONG-HAIRED DACHSHUND MODELS Good Long-Haired Dachshunds are much harder to find...

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TEN GREAT PEKINGESE FOR THE CO...

Monday, January 20, 2014 by

There are hundreds of Pekingese models for the specialist collector to buy. A dedicated book in this field has never been produced,...

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Old Chihuahua Collectables

Saturday, January 18, 2014 by

The Chihuahua was first recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1904. Whatever its origins, intriguing and mysterious as...

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Ten St Bernard Collectables

Saturday, January 18, 2014 by

I was originally going to call this article “10 Great St. Bernard Figurines” but there really are not enough outstanding examples to...

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Starting a New Dog Collection ...

Saturday, January 18, 2014 by

Most of Courier readers are already collectors. Many will find that they are running out of space rapidly. The usual way of dealing...

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