Category Archives: Collector’s Spotlight

Royal Doulton’s ‘Remembering Diana’ Collection Celebrates the Life of the Princess of Wales

Honoring the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s passing, Royal Doulton unveils two pieces that perfectly capture the elegance, warmth, and humanity of the “People’s Princess,” Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997). Born into a British noble family with royal ancestry, more than 750 million people around the world saw her July 29, 2981 wedding to the […]

Teatime: A Brief History

Mention “teatime,” and you’ll evoke a cavalcade of images and sentiments that transport the imaginer to an Edwardian setting, complete with footmen, dowagers, elegant tea sets, and helpings of clotted cream, small cakes, and thin sandwiches. But “tea” is a term that has long referred to several different meals. Teatime is the usual time at […]

Royal Wedding: Celebrating the Queen’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

Before there was Wills and Kate, before Charles and Diana, there was Lilibet and Philip. On November 20, 2017, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70th wedding anniversary to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The queen and her future husband met in 1934, at the wedding of Philip’s cousin, Princess Marina […]

Winston Churchill Historical Collector Teapot by Bairstow Manor

When I first discovered this intriguing teapot during a visit to Baristow Pottery in the UK, I was immediately drawn to the cigar spout and the sculpted handle of Roosevelt and Stalin handle. The bottom of the teapot is inscribed the Yalta Tea Party – a reference to the Yalta Conference. The historical significance of […]

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