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Why Do People Love Collecting Royal Doulton Figurines?

Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:00AM
Tags: collecting, fashion, history, nostalgia, ornaments, Royal Doulton
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'Joanne' from our Doulton Ladies collection

Over the years, Royal Doulton figurines have become known as one of the most enduringly popular items to collect. While all kinds of collectibles are popular for a few months or years and then disappear (anyone remember beanie babies?) - genuine Royal Doulton figurines have been sought after throughout their lifetime.

But what is it about these particular figurines that gives them such longevity?

Of course, the exact reasons differ from person to person - every collector has different reasons for their Royal Doulton obsession. But we think there are a few big reasons that many collectors would give if you were to ask them.

So we've brought together some of the top reasons to collect, so perhaps you if you know someone who accumulates these figurines you can possibly gain a bit of an insight into their hobby. And if you were wondering about Royal Doulton and were thinking of beginning to build up your own collection - well, maybe this writeup will give you the inspiration you need to develop a new interest!

For the first reason, you only need to take a look at the figurines themselves. Every single one has massive ornamental appeal, displaying as they do incredible craftsmanship, taste and style. Particularly when you look at the Ladies or historical figures, you can really appreciate the heritage and history of the brand.

Take for instance the gorgeous and multi-layered dresses of the Ladies, evoking a type of fashion that seems to have disappeared from the modern world.

Or the characters and historical figures series featuring professions that seem to have more or less disappeared, such as blacksmith, newspaper boy and chimney sweep.

Few of us are actually old enough to recall some of the styles depicted in the historical range, but all the same we get a feeling similar to nostalgia when we get a glimpse of the times, before sagging jeans and onesies, when people really knew how to dress to impress!

Aside from the ornamental value, Royal Doulton figurines definitely make great conversation pieces - whether on display in your living room, dining room, kitchen or elsewhere, they're of a visibly high quality such that they're sure to get a discussion going!

Not to mention they are only set to increase in value - while this may or may not not be the main reason you decide to start collecting, it's definitely a nice bonus for if you or your next of kin should decide to relieve your collection further down the line. You can think of your Royal Doulton collection as a nest egg on a par with jewellery or artwork.

We're sure you can think of many other reasons to collect - maybe you have some more yourself - so why not let us know in the comments if we missed anything?

Taking A Look At The 5 Figurine Ranges We Offer From Coalport

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 02:00PM
Tags: Age Of Elegance, Beau Monde, Coalport, Debutantes, Ladies Of Fashion
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The Blenheim Park lady figurine from Coalport

We've developed a great reputation over the years as a provider of Royal Doulton figurines.

Loving their beauty and enjoying their majestic style, we do as much as possible to offer a range of Royal Doulton figurines to suit everyone's personal preferences and requirements.

However, as much as we adore the Royal Doulton figurines we provide, they're not the only ones on offer and one of the other leading brands we provide figurines from is Coalport.

With a number of stunning figurines available, we've divided those that we provide into five separate ranges.

1.  Age Of Elegance

One of the retired collections from Coalport that we offer, the porcelain figurines within this range are all of ladies in a variety of outfits for various different occasions.

Created in soft, subtle colours with a matt finish, the detail is unbelievable, whether you're looking at Afternoon Matinee or Summer Saunter.

2.  Ladies Of Fashion

One of Coalport's most popular collections, you'll find a range of ladies dressed in stunningly beautiful gowns here.

Having names that perfectly match the elegance of the figurines, they all follow the same high standards from Coalport, but are each completely individual and utterly unique.

3.  Beau Monde

A petite range of figurines, this retired Coalport collection is full of beautiful ladies, many of who are dressed in compellingly romantic outfits.

Finished in matt, a lot of these figurines first became available nearly two decades ago, yet they continue to be immensely popular to this day.

4.  Debutantes

The word debutante comes from the French débutante and generally refers to an aristocratic young lady who, upon reaching the age of maturity, is formally introduced into society as a lady ready for marriage.

With the débutante often attending a prestigious event, this range of petite figurines from Coalport does wonders to replicate the beauty of the ladies.

5.  Other

Bringing together a collection of Coalport's figurines from various other ranges, this group includes a number of limited edition and highly sought after pieces.

Diana, Princess Of Wales - The Signature Edition is a prime example.  With only 5,000 produced in the UK, the figurine is simply breathtaking, capturing the beauty of a lady so many consider to be one of the world's most stunning royal brides.

Providing a whole range of different figurines from various 'English Potteries', there's little doubt that some of our favourite pieces come from Royal Doulton, but there are just as many who come from other companies, with plenty of these from Coalport being a perfect example.

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