Royal Doulton 'Hallowe'en Bunnykins' 1993
I used to collect ornamental elephants after a boyfriend started to buy them for me. But when the dust had gathered on that relationship I gave away the pachyderms and started collecting rabbits and hares. I'm told I look rabbit-like when I sniff things, my nostrils moving rapidly. The nickname 'Wabbit' stuck and my collection began to grow.
At first I gathered all types of rabbits or hares regardless of what they were made from, and then collected Hantel miniatures before moving onto Royal Doulton china.
Hantel 'March Hare' and 'Alphabet Block'
Hantel 'Jackrabbit', 'White Rabbit', (unknown cast metal rabbit with button in ear) and 'Rabbit Herald'
'Fireman Bunnykins' 1988
'Girl Skater Bunnykins' 1995 and 'Angel Bunnykins' 1999
'Sundial Bunnykins' 1999 and 'Mystic Bunnykins' 1999
Goebel 'Kissing Bunny' and Royal Albert 'Mrs. Flopsy Bunny' 1989
Wade Whimsy hare & bunny and Hornsea 'Fauna Royal' bunny
Vintage wind-up toy and miniature glass rabbit
It may be handy for friends and relatives when you amass a collection as it's very easy for them to know what to buy at birthday and Christmas but there comes a time when you realise that your collection has swelled enough. The only bunnies I now collect are those on my 'Wabbits' Pinterest page.
bloowabbit facebook page
my 'Wabbits' Pinterest page
Hantel collectors' site
Royal Doulton Bunnykins site
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