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New Disney Winnie the Pooh and Piglet Wristwatch with Rhinestones

New Disney Winnie the Pooh and Piglet Wristwatch with Rhinestones

A.A. Milne, an English writer, in 1926 wrote two books about a boy named Christopher Robin, after his son, Christopher Robin Milne, and various characters inspired by his son's stuffed animals including Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger.  These stuffed toys are on display at the New York Public Library Main Branch in New York without Roo, who was lost.  E. H. Shepard illustrated the original Pooh books using his son's teddy Growler as the model.  There are a couple of stories of how Winnie was named.  One is:  "Winnie" is named after a black bear who was a WW1 military mascot named Winnie (after Winnipeg) and "The Pooh" comes from a swan the Christopher Milne named Pooh.

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Ingraham Antique Black Grecian Tabletop Clock

Ingraham Antique Black Grecian Tabletop Clock

Imitating French clocks of the 1860s, American clock manufacturers produced similar looking clocks at a much lower cost.  Instead of using slate, onyx or marble cases, wood or iron was used.  These clocks are know as "Black Mantel Clocks" and were popular from 1885 to 1930.  

William H. Terhune was a NYC retailer who was in business with his father, Henry Terhune, from 1872 to 1896, and continued the business alone after his father's death. E. Ingraham Company manufactured clocks for his business.

Elias Ingraham was a clock manufacturer and designer in Connecticut since 1828 and through the 1960s.

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Richard Petty signed Hot Wheels Petty Four Generations transporter

Richard Petty signed Hot Wheels Petty Four Generations transporter

Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed "The King," is an American former stock car racing driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series (now called the NASCAR Cup Series), most notably driving the No. 43 Plymouth/Pontiac for Petty Enterprises. He was the first driver to win the Cup Series championship seven times (a record now tied with Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson), while also winning a record 200 races during his career, including the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and a record 27 races.

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ALDO new satchel - red, black, and ivory faux leather

ALDO new satchel - red, black, and ivory faux leather

ALDO was founded in 1972 by Aldo Bensadoun in Montreal Quebec.  Aldo had nearly 3000 stores in 100 counties with shoe and accessory line. It operates under three names: ALDO, GLOBO and Call It Spring. Stores in the US, UK and Ireland are owned by the ALDO Group, while international stores are franchise.  
On May 7, 2020 ALDO announced it would restructure citing impact of COVID-19 pandemic.  During restructure the company has filed for protection from creditors in the US and Canada to save the business.  Some stores have closed but ALDO, Call It Spring and GLOBO's eCommerce websites will remain open.  

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    B Makowsky Handbag - Tan Butter Soft Leather - Pre-owned Like New

    B Makowsky Handbag - Tan Butter Soft Leather - Pre-owned Like New

    Bruce Makowsky built a fashion business in New York. The main line consisted of selling designer handbags and shoes through over 1,300 department stores and QVC. He and his wife, Kathy Van Zeeland, sold handbags and shoes for 30 years through their flagship labels Kathy Van Zeeland Handbags, B. Makowsky and Tignanello. The couple sold the company in 2008 to Li & Fung Ltd based in Hong Kong.  

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