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About Edwina's Friends

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All orders will be responded to within 24 hours. I guarantee the authenticity of all my items, and will always describe any flaws as fully as possible.
About Us
I have been involved in the fascinating world of antiques and collectables for over 30 years. In that time, I have worked for a major London auction house, written books and countless magazine articles on antique-related subjects, and have also worked on a BBC antiques show as a valuer. And of course, throughout that time I have been a passionate collector of everything from antique and vintage teddy bears to silver button hooks.

These days I am mostly interested in what is often referred to in the trade as 'smalls'. This includes sewing collectables, small items of silver, 'objets de vertu', little boxes, scent bottles, miniature teddy bears, doll house dolls and doll house accessories. Basically, if it is small, old, well-made and either lovely or interesting, I will feel passionate about it!

My shop's name was inspired by one of my favourite antique possessions, a gorgeous white Steiff teddy bear called Edwina. She once belonged to a member of the Rockerfeller family but I have been lucky enough to own her since 2002. I used to joke that I would sell Edwina to help put Amy, my daughter, through university but Amy has now finished her degree and Edwina isn't going anywhere!

Thank you for taking the trouble to read about me and my shop. If you ever want to contact me about anything at all, please go ahead - I'm always happy to hear from customers.
Kathy Martin
Finchampstead Road
Wokingham
None RG40 3HB
UK

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