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Christmas Gift Idea – Royal Doulton I’ve Found Somebody Just Like Me

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for someone special then the Royal Doulton Winnie The Pooh Disney figurine “I’ve Found Somebody Just Like Me” is a perfect present.

The adorable Winnie The Pooh continues to capture people’s hearts along with his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Owl and of course Christopher Robin. Royal Doulton produced a range of china Disney figurines and this particular one, I’ve Found Somebody Just Like Me, is Royal Doulton model number WP22. It was produced as part of the Winnie The Pooh Royal Doulton Series in 1999 and is a limited edition of only 5,000 pieces. The model comes complete with its matching wooden base that the figurine stands on.

If you have any questions about this super Royal Doulton piece please do not hesitate to – contact us.

And remember…all our Royal Doulton prices include FREE UK postage & packaging!

Wedgwood & Royal Doulton Factory Thefts – Beware Stolen Goods

As if the news of 346 impending redundancies wasn’t bad enough, the Wedgwood factory suffered an expensive break-in on Friday, with an estimated £180,000 of wares stolen.

A considerable number of Wedgwood and Royal Doulton Prestige wares were stolen (Royal Doulton is part of the Wedgwood group).

You can read full details here, including a list of the most valuable items stolen.

Naturally, be suspicious if you are offered any of these pieces at unusually low prices in the near future…

Snowman Salt & Pepper – Royal Doulton

Some of the Snowman figurines and Snowman China made by Royal Doulton are highly collectable. I’ve just spotted the very rare Salt & Pepper shakers on eBay – one has the Lady Snowman on and the other has the gentleman Snowman. Quite simple in design but beautifully decorated this set can fetch considerable amounts.

The Snowman figurine collection by Royal Doulton was started in the mid 1980s with James, item DS1. He was designed by Doulton designer Harry Sales, modelled by David Lyttleton and in production from c1985 to c1993. He was accompanied by his friend The Snowman, model DS2, who then was transformed into a variety of characters including the Highland Snowman DS7, the Drummer Snowman DS15 and the Snowman Skiing DS21!

While many collectors like to have the full set of the Snowman figurines, especially the first version ones, some are often keen to include some of the china pieces such as the Salt & Pepper shakers.

I feel it’s always best to collect what you love rather than what you feel you should, it always makes collecting much more fun. So whatever your collecting choice, be it the Snowman figurines, the Snowman china or both(!) the decoration of all may be simple but the quality is just what you’d expect from Doulton.

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For anybody that missed this set of Snowman Salt & Pepper shakers I’ve just spotted another! This pair are described as being in excellent condition, with photographs shown of all sides including the base, which is always nice to see.

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Job Losses At Waterford Wedgwood

Waterford Wedgwood’s financial troubles have been ongoing for some time now, but according to reports this week things have now taken a turn for the worse, with 300 jobs to go from the company’s factories in Germany.

It turns out that the redundancies are part of a restructuring plan for German ceramics company Rosenthal – I hadn’t realised until now that Rosenthal were owned by Waterford Wedgwood.

As its name suggests, Waterford Wedgwood incorporates Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood (which itself includes Coalport and Masons) and also Royal Doulton – as well as Rosenthal. The company recently reported funding and supply chain problems that prevented it meeting Christmas seasonal demand – a bitter blow at one of the most important times of the year.