From time to time I'm fortunate to add special items to my personal
I'm also very blessed by friends who give me wonderful gifts!
On this page are links to some of my newest, bestest, or favorite things.
Hope you enjoy looking at my "ANRI Album."
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Best eBay wins for
October, 2001, at least for me, were this group of 9" tall ANRI Dickens
characters. I already had Mr. Pecksniff, but I was able to snare
the other 4 in this group that I needed: Mr.
Pickwick, Joe the Fat Boy, Job. Trotter, and The Artful Dodger.
(see four Dickens)
In a Hardy, Arkansas, antique shop, an ANRI toothpick
holder, and a set of 4 really nice napkin
These two ANRI,
BONZO the Dog items are a rare find.
While I'm not sure exactly what they were used for, I feel they were probably
pincushions at one time, but have lost their 'cushions' over the years.
These are from the very early 1900s. (see
Thanks to a tip
from a friend, this ANRI pincushion
with a girl and geese, produced in the early 1950s, was found on eBay.
It was listed as being from "Anrl." Thanks, Lauren!! (See
A wonderful find!
In a little antique shop in Flippen, Arkansas, I discovered this wonderful
salt and pepper set. They have "Souvenir
of Augusta" painted on their bases. (See
Wanna see my best
birthday present EVER!? My Hero, Hondo, gave me these ANRI
bookends) Of all the ANRI bookends, these are the ones I've wanted
most, since I saw them in an old 1920s catalog. Thank you, Hondo!!
And if that weren't
enough, Hondo also gave me this incredible item which I believe may have
been a prototype carving for the Bacchus
series of stoppers and pourers that ANRI
produced. You can see it along side a Bacchus bottle stopper and
compare the carvings. Let me know what you think. (see
Bacchus) Hondo, you're the BEST!
Some things I discovered
on my own were these three very old ANRI
figurines. The largest is almost
11 inches wide. The female skier,
and the running man
holding a fist full of turnips, have ANRI carved into their bases.
These were probably made before 1920, and I'm very happy to have them in
my collection. I'll try to get a better photo of each one in the
near future. (see figurines)
Another dear friend,
my co-author, Don Bull, sent me some special goodies for my birthday, too.
He found two elements from the rare ANRI
" Cannibal" bar set, produced in the late
1960s, as well as a fabulous 1950 ANRI
trade catalog. You will need to
click on the two links separately to see each item. (see
Cannibals) (see Catalog)
Thanks, Yankee Prince!
In late 2000 I was
fortunate to win an eBay auction for three mint condition Charles
Dickens Character bottle stoppers.
Among them was the rarest of the rare, Trotty
Veck, from "The Chimes." To my knowledge,
this stopper didn't exist until the late 1950s and isn't pictured in any
trade catalog. This brings the number of known Dickens stoppers to
13. No one has yet seen a 'Little Nell' stopper, although figurines
have been found. (see
Thanks to the kindness
of my friend, Terry Maudsley, I've got this wonderful toy from the mid
1920s! It's a tiny jointed Sailor doll.
Here are 3
stoppers I found at an antique show at
the Minneapolis Convention Center, with my friend and ANRI collector, Dot
Enockson in August, 2000.
Stoppers) The frog is the oldest, circa 1920.
This is my latest
edition in the pipe rack
category, and one of the best I've ever seen.
It was also a gift
from friend and collector, Otto Larsen. (see
ANRI made many different
kinds of calendar
but I'd never seen this type until this little gem showed up on eBay.
It made it here in time to be included in the new book. (see
Of all the dogs
in ANRI's kennel my favorites are the Scottish terrier and the Skye
terrier, which we use to call the 'bat
wing eared dog.' Lately he's been called everything from "that damn
dog," to just the Bat Eared Dog. This is one of two new acquisitions
that will be in the new book, a brush.
Another Skye terrier
item I was happy to get was this
Not a cigarette box like similar items measuring 6" tall, the humidor is
almost 12" high. This is now my most prized ANRI item, at least for
now. (see Dog Humidor)
Here's a really
neat pipe holder,
or pipe rest, I found on eBay. It's from the 20s, and pretty hard to find.
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Also sent to me
as a gift from Hondo, this very unusual bottle
capper. I call it a 'capper' because
it has a collar surrounding, and concealing, the cork, making it more a
'cap' than a simple bottle stopper. (see