Early Bunnykins [sold]

Bunnykins plate [1939]Early Bunnykins plate
made in England, 1939

Bunnykins  – made by Royal Doulton- are now highly collectable. I put it down to nostalgia.

Bunnykins plates, cups, and bowls – as endorsed by the Royal Family [Princess Margaret ate her cereal from a Bunnykins bowl- hence ROYAL Doulton] – was made from 1937 to 1953.

This plate has the earliest backstamp, and is impressed with ‘9.39’- which is a date stamp: September, 1939.

The plate has a mild yellow tint from age: but the transfer print of Mrs and Mr Bunny at table with their two children [one unfortunately ascribed as baby] – and the running rabbits around the plate are all intact. Add to this that the image has Barbara Vernon’s signature – this is a collectable piece.

The Bunnykins plate is for sale: $AU35

Bunnykins

Bunnykins egg cup [1940s]Royal Doulton ‘Bunnykins’ egg cup
made in England, c.1940s

Bunnykins is very collectible; I would say we are nearing peak Bunnykins collectability. Having grown-up with Bunnykins I would say that its collectability is completely due to nostalgia.

Produced by Royal Doulton – and on every child’s christening present list from the 60s-80s – there are literally millions of people who know Bunnykins from their porridge bowls, plates, cups and saucers and egg cups.

This egg cup has two bunnies playing horn and drums –as they are wont to do- and on the back is a bunny with red overalls, putting on a green overcoat and a green cap.

The egg cup is in excellent vintage condition – and is for sale: $AU10

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Bunnykins porridge bowl

Bunnykins porridge bowl, Mr Piggly's storeRoyal Doulton ‘Bunnykins’ porridge bowl
made in England, c.1940s

Bunnykins pottery is very collectible, and I have resisted collecting any to date- having grown up eating from these plates and drinking from Bunnykins mugs [and even, I confess allowing my own child to sup from Bunnykins pottery]- until I found a fantastic Santa Claus porridge bowl- and sort of got hooked.

This porridge bowl is from the 40s and shows Mr Piggly’s Store; Mr Piggly is serving Mrs Rabbit with her two children with a box of Piglett Carrots nearby. The scene has a little wear and tear [zoom in on image to see] but the running bunnies around the edge are in good order.

The bowl isn’t signed by Barbara Vernon- which adds to its value- but it is rare- and the Mr Piggly scene is wonderful.

The Bunnykins bowl is for sale: $AUD65

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Christmas Bunnykins [sold]

Bunnikins Christmas porridge bowlRoyal Doulton ‘Bunnykins’ Santa Claus porridge bowl
made in England, c.1940s

Bunnykins pottery is very collectible, and I have resisted collecting any to date- having grown up eating from these plates and drinking from Bunnykins mugs [and even, I confess allowing my own child to sup from Bunnykins pottery]- until I found this fantastic Santa Claus porridge bowl.

The running bunnies around the rim are worn- attesting to much use [obviously the bowl wasn’t just bought out for Christmas.] And I love the graphic- Santa Bunny, with his labelled sack [in case you mistook him for some ordinary bunny] and the bunny in bed- with one eye open- in on the joke.

The bowl isn’t signed by Barbara Vernon- which adds to its value- but it is rare- and the Santa scene is wonderful.

Buy now for Christmas! The bowl is for sale: $AUD65