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Recreation Antiques and Collectables

Antique Silver

Provides information on spoon collecting, types of spoons and makers of canteens.

The Association of Art and Antique Dealers

Trade association for professional dealers, provides directory of members and an art and antiques finder database.

Association of Football Badge Collectors

An organisation that promotes the collection and production of good quality enamel football badges.

Bayko Building Site

Home of the Bayko Collectors Club for enthusiasts of this construction toy, marketed from 1934 to 1967 and built at Plimpton Engineering, Liverpool.


An enthusiast for the world's first plastic construction toy, produced in Liverpool between 1934 and 1964, maintains an extensive library of resources about Bayko for collectors.

Bird Pin Badges

Ian Mennell's photo guide to a collection of bird pin badges, including those produced by the RSPB.

The British Antique Dealers' Association

Trade association for antique dealers in Britain, includes dealers, art and antiques search.

British Button Society

Offers a guide to identifying buttons, plus information on society membership.

British Compact Collectors' Society

Society for those who enjoy collecting makeup compacts and other vintage glamour items. Includes a taster of the pages available to members.

British Shell Collectors' Club

Offering advice and information on shell collecting and good practice, plus details of club membership.

British Tramway Company Buttons and Badges

A comprehensive reference for those interested in collecting tramway company uniform buttons.

British Vintage Wireless Society

A group interested in preserving technical and historical data, and the conserving and restoring vintage radio and related equipment. Includes details of membership, auctions and events, and publications.

Buttonhook Society

Explores members' buttonhook collections and provides news, feature articles and details of exhibitions.

Cash in the Attic

Online version of the daytime TV show, providing video clips, valuation facility and an online marketplace. citaofficial

Collectors Club of Great Britain

Collectors' portal, providing details of a number of magazines as well as lively forums, articles, advice, trade directory and listings of clubs and events. CollectorClubGB

The Cotswold Antique Dealers Association

The largest concentration art and antique dealers outside London. Details of exhibitions held and a directory of dealers.

The Fielding's Crown Devon Collectors Club

Aims to share knowledge of Fielding's products and to foster an interest in the products from this factory.

Golly Corner

Dedicated to the Robertson jam golly brooches, issued from the 1920s until 2002. Includes a gallery of the site owner's 300 items, plus news, history, club information and articles.

Greyhound Derby

Offers swaps and postal auctions of memorabilia from greyhound racing, speedway clubs, horse racing, and football league.

International Perfume Bottle Association UK Chapter

Perfume bottle collecting site provides an archive of its conventions, plus photo galleries and membership information.

Lakeland Bears

The story of the Lakeland Bears created by John and Wendy Phillips in Windermere from 1986 until their retirement in 2002; includes a history, photo galleries, and other resources for collectors.

Mauchline Ware Collectors Club

A society for collectors of wooden souvenirs made over a period of a hundred years in Mauchline, East Ayrshire; includes a brief history and gallery, with details of membership, events, and their journal.

Meccano Light Red and Green Period

Comprehensive resource for collectors or fans of Meccano's light red and green period, which ran for six years, from 1958 to 1964.

The Military Heraldry Society

Formed in 1951 to foster and encourage the study and collecting of cloth formation signs.

National Button Society

Endeavors to help people discover, share and explore a button passion.

National Mining Memorabilia Association

Formed in 1996 by a group of colliery check and mining badge collectors. Includes information about membership, meetings programme, publications, and a collection of articles and photo galleries about their hobby.

Northern Arms Fairs

Organises antique arms, medals and militaria collectors’ fairs in the North of England, providing venues for collectors and dealers alike.

The Old Lawnmower Club

For people interested in collecting, preserving and displaying lawn mowers made from 1830 onwards; with details of membership and events, news, a forum, and a history of the technology.

The Pewter Society

Devoted to the collection of pewter antiques; includes a database of British and Irish makers and their marks.

Philip and Harold Mernick

Provides comprehensive pages on their various collecting interests including jettons or reckoning counters, stoneware hunting jugs, the Shadwell forgeries, coins, seals, Victorian plastics and school attendance rewards.

Police Memorabilia Collectors Club

Features classified ads, forum and information on the magazine and membership benefits of this club for dedicated police memorabilia collectors. Also features an online pictorial museum.

Portable Typewriters

An enthusiast and collector's site detailing the history of the portable typewriter; also offers an independent valuation service for people who want to sell antique typewriters.

Regional Furniture Society

Studies the rich diversity of British regional furniture-making traditions, and the social and cultural context of furniture from the earliest times to the present day.

Robert Newson

Collector, researcher and writer on the subject of cast metal toy vehicles, with particular emphasis on minor British manufacturers.

Star Wars Forum

For discussion about collecting vintage Star Wars items.

Thames Valley Antique Dealers Association

Provides directory of members, stock, dealers and details of antique fairs in the Thames Valley area.

UK Sucrologists Club

Club for those who enjoy collecting sugar packets and sachets. Contains membership information, images, articles and newsletter downloads for members.

UK Vintage Radio Discussion Forums

An online community to discuss repair and restoration problems of vintage radios, with hints and tips.

Ulric of England

A privately owned company, specialising in British and German medals, militaria and related services.

Online resource for collectors of expired motor tax discs; includes details of their magazine, and a trading section.

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