Category Archives: PenDelfin

PenDelfin Old School House Rabbits For Sale – Boswell, Digit & More…

Collecting PenDelfin rabbits can be endless! There are so many PenDelfin display stands and different rabbit models as well as different colour-ways within the different models that you can soon run out of rabbit space!

If you have the PenDelfin Old School House, there are a whole range of PenDelfin rabbits that fit well within it, here is just a small selection of PenDelfin models we have for sale at the moment that you might like for your PenDelfin rabbit school:

PenDelfin Rabbit Boswell, Jean Walmsley Heap PenDelfin Rabbit Boswell, Jean Walmsley Heap PenDelfin Rabbit Digit, Doreen Noel Roberts PenDelfin Rabbit Tripper, Jean Walmsley Heap

A perfect PenDelfin teacher – the PenDelfin Boswell in green and a PenDelfin Boswell in red! The PenDelfin Didgit is perfect for front of the class and the PenDelfin Tripper is almost like a boarding school rabbit!

We have a whole range of retired PenDelfin rabbits for sale including many early pieces such as the PenDelfin Dungaree Father rabbit and PenDelfin Gallery Series plaques.

To view our full selection of PenDelfin Rabbits For Sale – CLICK HERE

PenDelfin Display Stands – FOR SALE!

 

If you’re building up a PenDelfin rabbit collection then you’ll need some PenDelfin display stands to stand some of your PenDelfin rabbits on. We currently have three great PenDelfin stands for sale all designed by PenDelfin founder Jean Walmsley Heap. They are all perfect for displaying quite a few PenDelfin rabbits:

PenDelfin Original Bandstand - Jean Walmsley Heap PenDelfin Bandstand - Jean Walmsley Heap

Original PenDelfin Bandstand and the later version PenDelfin Bandstand

The PenDelfin Bandstand is a popular stand for standing those musical PenDelfin rabbits on and having Thumper & his Piano at the side tinkering away. There are a total of seven steps on both versions which is great for making up a PenDelfin band! The original Bandstand which was produced by PenDelfin from c1964-1973 has smooth steps whilst the later version introduced in 1973 has detailing to its steps.

The third PenDelfin stand we currently have for sale is the lovely PenDelfin Christmas Island:

PenDelfin Christmas Island - Jean Walmsley Heap

This PenDelfin display stand is very large and is perfect for creating a large and interesting PenDelfin Christmas Scene as is holds lots of PenDelfin rabbits! With snow covered trees and cobbles it really is a lovely PenDelfin stand.

We have a wide range of PenDelfin rabbits for sale, so why not check them out and see what you’re missing from your collection! Click here to view our current selection of PenDelfin rabbits… and if you’re looking for display stands then…

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PenDelfin Pooch Dog For Sale – Change From Those PenDelfin Rabbits!

If you’re a PenDelfin collector and are looking for something a little bit different to jazz up your PenDelfin rabbits then why not consider a PenDelfin dog?

The PenDelfin pottery produced two pottery dogs – one being the PenDelfin Pooch dog. This PenDelfin piece was designed by Doreen Noel Roberts and produced by PenDelfin from 1962 until 1987. We have a lovely example of the PenDelfin Pooch for sale with an old style pink patterned blanket on his back!

Retired PenDelfin Pooch Dog By Doreen Noel Roberts

PenDelfin Pooch Dog – CLICK HERE

We have a wide range of retired PenDelfin rabbits for sale including many early PenDelfin rabbits and lots of Christmas PenDelfin rabbits if you’re thinking of getting your Christmas shopping done early!

PenDelfin Rabbits For Sale – CLICK HERE

End Of An Era – PenDelfin Family Circle Collectors Club To Close

The PenDelfin Family Circle collectors club is to close in March 2013, according to an announcement on the PenDelfin website.

The decision means that the Family Circle’s twentieth birthday will be its last. To mark the occasion, PenDelfin’s owner Xystos is promising that this year’s Model of the Year and Membership Gift will be something special, as will a number of new models that will be introduced this year.

The question now remains what is happening to PenDelfin as a whole? Since PenDelfin was taken over collectors have seen production of the popular bunny rabbits moved from its home in Burnley and now we have the closure of the collectors Family Circle club. Only time will tell what will happen next to this once very loveable collectable.

You can read the full PenDelfin Family Circle closure announcement on xystos.co.uk.

Are you a PenDelfin collector? Do you buy recent new models or only retired ‘old’ PenDelfin? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

PenDelfin or PenDelphin? It’s All In The Name!

PenDelfin rabbits are one of our specialities, here at Perfect Pieces. We always offer a wide range of retired rabbits, Family Circle Club rabbits and PenDelfin display stands for sale. A question we’ve been asked in the past quite a few times is – How do you spell PenDelfin?

We see many variations of the name around, here are some examples I’ve spotted recently:

Pen Delfin

PenDelfine

PenDelphin

PenDelfin

PenDolphin

Pen Delphin

So, the question remains which one is correct? Of course if you’re an avid PenDelfin collector you’ll have many rabbits in your home to check and if you’ve read any of the Perfect Pieces pages correctly you’ll know! It is of course PenDelfin.

What started out as a hobby for two ladies – Jean Walmsley Heap and Jeannie Todd, back in 1953 in the shadow of the Pendle “Witch” hill near Burnley in Lancashire has become a popular worldwide collecting interest. Although PenDelfin rabbits are still in production today, the company has been sold off and the rabbits are now made in China – and you can certainly tell the difference! That’s why we focus only on British-made older PenDelfin rabbits, which are just as Jean and Jeannie meant them to be.

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Musical PenDelfin Rabbits – A PenDelfin Band To Sing About!

If you’re looking to add some music to your PenDelfin collection then see our PenDelfin band below which includes all retired PenDelfin Rabbits!

PenDelfin Bandstand - Jean Walmsley Heap PenDelfin Rosa Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap PenDelfin Margot Rabbit - Jean Walmsley Heap PenDelfin Bongo Rabbit - Jean Walmsley Heap Retired PenDelfin Squeezy Rabbit - Jean Walmsley Heap PenDelfin Jingle Rabbit  - Doreen Noel ROberts

PenDelfin Bandstand, PenDelfin Rosa, PenDelfin Margot, PenDelfin Bongo, PenDelfin Squeezy & PenDelfin Jingle

To start a band off you need somewhere for your rabbits to practice – so why not take a look at our PenDelfin bandstand? Designed by Jean Walmsley Heap the PenDelfin Bandstand can hold at least 7 rabbits comfortably all ready to start practising their musical instruments. Click here for more pictures and info…

The PenDelfin Rosa rabbit is a lovely singing rabbit – this Rosa is dressed in a pink dress. She was designed by PenDelfin founder Jean Walmsley Heap and only made for a few years by the PenDelfin pottery, from 1982-1984. Click here for more info & pictures…

The PenDelfin Margot rabbit is a very early PenDelfin rabbit designed by Jean Walmsley Heap. PenDelfin Margot dates from 1957-1967 and is a simple little rabbit standing singing with her hands clasped at her front. This example of Margot has an early collectible rectangular label to her base. Click here for more pictures & info…

The PenDelfin Bongo rabbit is a very popular PenDelfin band member. Designed by Jean Walmsley Heap he sits happily banging away on his drum! His suit comes in many colours, we have a blue version and a red version. Click here for more pictures…

The PenDelfin Squeezy is another really early retired PenDelfin rabbit. He was produced by Jean Walmsley Heap and only produced by the PenDelfin Pottery from 1960 – 1970. He stands happily playing his instrument, this example is wearing blue trousers. Click here for more pictures…

Finally, the last PenDelfin rabbit pictured above is the PenDelfin Jingle rabbit. He is a little rabbit designed by Doreen Noel Roberts and stands holding is bell which he is happily ringing. Click here for more Jingle pictures…

This is only a small selection of the PenDelfin rabbits we currently have for sale and of the musical rabbits you can collect for your Bandstand. We currently have mostly retired PenDelfin rabbits, many PenDelfin Family Circle Club rabbits and collectable PenDelfin display stands.

CLICK HERE – To View Our Full Selection Of PenDelfin Rabbits For Sale

PenDelfin Barney & His PenDelfin Bath Tub by Doreen Noel Roberts

In the Perfect Pieces PenDelfin rabbit section you’ll find two pieces designed by Doreen Noel Roberts – the PenDelfin Barney rabbit and his little PenDelfin Bath Tub:

PenDelfin Barney is a little PenDelfin rabbit sobbing away holding his blanket! He was introduced into the PenDelfin rabbit family in 1967 and retired from production in 2007.

The PenDelfin Bath Tub was also introduced in 1967 and features a barrel with water in with a ladybird floating on a sponge. It is often sited next to Barney – somewhere for his blanket to be washed in!

These two PenDelfin pieces have been carefully designed and carry the wonderful characteristics that all the early PenDelfin rabbits do.

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PenDelfin Reference Guide 1953 to 2010 – Reviewed

PenDelfin collector Alan Buck recently contacted me to ask if he could use some PenDelfin photographs from the Perfect Pieces website for a CD he was creating cataloguing the entire PenDefin collection from 1953 to the present day.

On completion he kindly forwarded us a copy of the finished result – PenDelfin Products 1953 -2010 – so I’d thought I’d let you all know about it.

Alan has managed to catalogue the entire PenDelfin range from 1953 until 2010 and presented it onto a CD. On loading the CD you’re greeted with a directory page split into sections (part pictured below). From here you can navigate through the alphabet looking for pieces or into sections for certain ranges.

Each PenDelfin piece is photographed, has details about its production dates and includes details about any limited editions that were produced. By clicking the images, the user is able to see larger pictures of each piece  – one of the advantages of this information being on a CD rather than in a book!

Whilst it might not be quite what you are expecting visually it is an extremely comprehensive and up to date catalogue of the full PenDelfin product range. It’s been a while now since a PenDelfin book has been published so it’s a very useful directory – one I’ve already referred to when researching some of the newer pieces of PenDelfin (click here to view our current selection of PenDelfin rabbits).

Alan is currently selling his CD on eBay, you can find full details by clicking here…

 

PenDelfin Dogs – Pooch or Tammy Which Do You Prefer?

We currently have two different PenDelfin dogs in our PenDelfin rabbit section – the PenDelfin Pooch and the PenDelfin Tammy puppy dog:

PenDelfin Pooch & PenDelfin Tammy

The PenDelfin Pooch dog was designed by Doreen Noel Roberts and produced by the PenDelfin pottery from 1962 until 1987. The PenDelfin Tammy puppy was designed by PenDelfin founder Jean Walmsley Heap and produced by the PenDelfin pottery from 1957 until 1987.

They are two very different characters – Pooch is brown and slimline, crouching down with his patterned blanket! He blends in with the other PenDelfin rabbits so you’d hardly notice he wasn’t a rabbit! The PenDelfin Tammy puppy dog on the hand is very different, standing upright with his white shaggy coat he’s very different all over to the other PenDelfin bunnies!

Which do you prefer?!

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PenDelfin Wishing Well & PenDelfin Pipkin Rabbit For Sale

If you’re looking for a little set of PenDelfin pieces either for a gift or to simply add to your PenDelfin collection then why not take a look in the Perfect Pieces PenDelfin rabbit section? We currently have the PenDelfin Wishing Well and the PenDelfin rabbit Pipkin for sale – the perfect pair!

PenDelfin Wishing Well & PenDelfin Pipkin rabbit

The retired PenDelfin rabbit Pipkin was designed by PenDelfin founder Jean Walmsley Heap and was retired from production in 2001. This Pipkin is wearing blue shorts and has his bucket full of water – probably just pulled out of the well!

The PenDelfin Wishing Well was also designed by PenDelfin founder Jean Walmsley Heap and introduced into the PenDelfin family in 1994. It is a very fine PenDelfin display piece full of intricate detailing with stones at the front to stand your PenDelfin rabbits!

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