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David Bromley: The Colours of Innocence and Liberty

  David Bromley was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England in 1960. His parents, Sonja and Gerald and older brother...
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Date

17 Aug 2022

Author

Jason Harris

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Steiff: The World’s First Teddy Bear

    Before Steiff, there was no such thing as a Teddy Bear. Arguably, that in itself makes Steiff one...
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Date

23 Jun 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

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West End Brewery: More than 160 Years of Brewing History

        During the 19th century, Adelaide was making considerable progress, and the population of the colony had...
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Date

14 Jun 2022

Author

Ellen

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Rare Medallion: The Cessation of Transportation in 1853

  History of Transportation as Punishment   During the 18th and 19th centuries, British Society was rife with extreme poverty,...
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Date

07 Apr 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

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Panorama Photograph from WWI

  On March 11th, 1918, this panoramic photo was taken of an AFC Training Depot unit in front of a...
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Date

31 Mar 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

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An Everlasting Shimmer: History of English Silver

  For centuries, English silver has been accepted as the finest globally due to its unique system created by the...
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Date

17 Mar 2022

Author

Jason Harris

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BARSONY LAMPS: Lighting Device Revamped

Barsony lamps are Barsony Ceramics's most popular collector’s items. What separates these from other lamps are their black colour scheme and carefully crafted figurine bases in graceful poses. Some have a hidden light bulb, while other pieces don’t even have one. Despite the latter,...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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SNOW GLOBES AND SNOW DOMES: Winter Wonderland in Your Homes

You probably own a snow dome or globe or two, most of us have one somewhere about. They can be varying sizes and may have outer decorations which can be elaborate. Snow globes and snow domes may also have a built-in musical box to...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Collectables

PERFUME BOTTLES: The Evolution of Scent and Its Containers

Our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than each of our other senses. They can detect thousands of different senses. And the connections from these sensors go directly to our most primitive brain centres. In order to preserve the expensive perfumes, the...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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BICYCLES: Rolling Through History

We all grew up with at least one bike in the household. Bicycles are still the purest form of mechanical transportation for whatever reason we use them. The huge popularity of cycling spurred multiple designers and hundreds of manufacturers to give birth to the...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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