Laughing Policeman Brooch
“The Laughing Policeman” is a music hall song made popular by Charles Penrose who first recorded it in 1922 under the pseudonym, Charles Jolly.
Queen of Hearts Brooch
This image of the Queen of Hearts is similar to those found on the face of playing cards.
Mr Punch Brooch
Mona Lisa Brooch
The 16th Century portrait, The Mona Lisa, is by the Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting was commissioned in 1503 by Francesco Del Giocondo, a wealthy merchant and the subject of the painting, his wife. In 1517 Da Vinci travelled to France at the invitation of the King. He took his favourite painting with him, The Mona Lisa, to continue working on it but on his death, only two years later, it was sold to King Francis I. It stayed in the Royal Collection until being acquired in 1797 by the French Republic after the revolution and has been hanging in the Louvre Museum, Paris ever since. It is considered the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about and the most parodied work of art in the world. The expression, especially the smile, are famous for mysterious qualities.
Cheshire Cat Brooch
The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat that was made popular by the writings of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. The cat appeared in the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” commonly shortened to “Alice in Wonderland” published in 1865 and became known for his mischievous grin.
Dennis the Menace Brooch
Dennis the Menace was the original title of a British comic strip who first appeared in “The Beano” published in 1951. The title then changed to “Dennis the Menace and Gnasher” and is now known as “Dennis and Gnasher”. The comic stars a boy named Dennis the Menace and his Abyssinian wire-haired tripe hound Gnasher.
Stan Laurel Brooch
Teddy Bear Brooch
In 1995 the Royal Mail issued a series of 10 stamps around the theme of Greetings.
Alice Hughes Brooch
Andrew Mockett – Jazz Brooch
The photographs of Kenny Dorham, trumpeter and Bass player Curtis Counce make up the image.