Times Past



  • Antiques Trade Gazette web site, a gateway site for art and antiques websites worldwide.
  • Portobello Road Antiques Market web site. A comprehensive guide to one of the most important venues for dealers and collectors alike.
  • Tudor House, a quality centre in Stow-on-the Wold in the heart of the English Cotswolds. Stow boasts many fine outlets for antiques and is an essential port of call for both lovers of fine antiques and dealers alike.
  • The Antiques Directory - a useful portal site listing shops and outlets by area as well as shows and fairs.
  • The Dorset Thimble Society - an active collectors club with regular meetings in Bournemouth on the South Coast of England. Affiliated with overseas societies.
  • The Toy Museum, (Spielzeugmuseum) Davos, Switzerland. A privately owned collection of toys, dolls and miniatures, internationally renowned. A must if in the area and worth a trip in its own right.

  • The Redditch Needle Museum, tracing the fascinating history of needle making in Redditch over the years

  • Thimble Holder Museum. An on-line museum featuring an extensive private collection of thimble holders and related needlework and sewing items.
  • Mauchline Ware Collectors Club. An active society with regular meetings and a well-illustrated journal. Branch in USA.
  • Cotton Patch . A one-stop shop for all your patchwork and quilting needs. Also on Facebook
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