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:
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.
The PenDelfin Christmas Scene was made in a limited number of only 2000 for the USA and Canadian collectors market, c1985-1986. The set consists of a Christmas themed PenDelfin Cobble Cottage which sits on a Lantern Stand base and three Christmas dressed PenDelfin rabbits – Clanger, Jingle and Solo, all merrily singing away under a lit black lantern!
We have a wide range of PenDelfin rabbits, PenDelfin display stands and PenDelfin Family Circle club rabbits for sale and don’t worry there’s still time to get your rabbits to you before Christmas!
The Maling Harlequin basket is Maling pattern 6605 and is a stunning piece with the harlequin design picked out in contrasting colours – click here.
The Carlton Ware vase next is a superb vase with the vivid blue delphinium flowers. It is Carlton Ware pattern number 3273 and is a Carlton Ware Handcraft range piece dating c1929-1939 – click here.
The Denby pottery bowl is from the Glyn Ware range and the pattern is picked out with vivid turquoise leaves. This dish has the Glyn Colledge signature mark underneath – click here.
The boxed Corgi OOC model bus is a lovely model for toy collectors or railway enthusiasts. It is a 1:76 scale model which is equivalent to the OO gauge railway models, is boxed and comes in a limited edition of only 2500 – click here.
The final piece pictured above is an adorable PenDelfin rabbit Herald. He was designed by Jean Walmsley Heap and was the piece for the founder year of the PenDelfin club, quite a collector’s piece – click here.
An easy way to shop on PerfectPieces.co.uk is to view our ALL STOCK PAGE – this page displays every piece we currently have for sale so you’re able to glance down the images and see if anything catches your eye!
The PenDelfin Dandy rabbit was designed by the well-known Doreen Noel Roberts. This PenDelfin rabbit was first introduced into the PenDelfin rabbit section in c1981. It actually has two rabbits together – the elder one brushing the younger one’s ears! This particular example is wearing blue trousers.
We have a wide range of PenDelfin rabbits for sale including many retired PenDelfin rabbits, PenDelfin Family Circle club rabbits and PenDelfin display stands.
The PenDelfin Christmas Scene was designed by the well-known Doreen Noel Roberts. It was made in a limited number of ONLY 2000 sets and was originally for the Canadian & US markets only in c1985-1986.
This PenDelfin scene comprises of a base stand called the Lantern Stand with a black lantern lit up for the rabbits to sing under, a little cottage called Cobble Cottage with three festive lanterns hanging on the front and three Christmas themed PenDelfin rabbits dressed out in red and green – Clanger, Solo and Jingle, all happily singing their Christmas tunes under the lantern.
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.
This is an early piece of PenDelfin and was designed by Doreen Noel Roberts. It was only produced by the PenDelfin pottery from 1967 until 1975 and has the style, fine paint work and delicate detailing to the design that all the early pieces do. It features a small tub full of water with a sponge and a ladybird floating in it!
Designed by PenDelfin founder Jean Walmsley Heap the PenDelfin Shiner is a beautifully detailed PenDelfin rabbit with the typical style of the early PenDelfin rabbits. He was originally introduced in 1960 and retired from production in 1967.
This is a superb example wearing light blue trousers with a half black eye. He has his PenDelfin Shiner label to his base.
If you’re looking for Christmas presents then remember, all our PenDelfin prices currently include FREE UK postage & packaging!