Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Staffordshire Dog!!!

I have been wanting a Staffordshire dog for a while - I didn't think I would be able to find one of the little treasures that I could afford.  I have looked for them at antique shops, Craig's List, Good Will (one can hope!) and eBay.  Some of the antique stores were more affordable than others, but I wanted a BARGAIN!  I bid on a few and they quickly went out of my price comfort zone!  I found one last week though that says it IS a Staffordshire (i.e. it doesn't say Staffordshire STYLE)..... Well, I WON it on ebay.  I thought I got a fabulous deal on it!!! Now here is the deal - I don't know what particular markings it should have one it so I can't guarantee that it is a true Staffordshire dog.  One lady at an antique store in Fairhope, AL said the price could also depend on how old the piece is - obviously the older the more expensive.  She had a pair that was over $600! Either way, I love my new treasure - and for a fraction of the price!!!  Maybe I will learn more and luck up on a pair of Staffordshire dogs.  I really want a pair of black and white ones :-)  Until I am happy with my new precious trinket.  He reminds me of my Cavalier, Bentley!! 

Not sure where his permanent home will be but for now
he is on the end table in our great room. 

What a precious face!!!

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  1. Oh, he's beautiful! I collect Staffordshire dogs although I have a few replicas and you really can't tell the difference! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. Well he is beautiful, geuine or not! I say if you like it buy it.

  4. I just bought 3 Staffordshire dogs in one ceramic base at an antique store. It's a mother, father, and puppy. The father has the ruby spots, and the mother and puppy have the black spots. I just love it and the father reminds me of my Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Bella who is 14 months old.


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