Photos Harrods 2005 Solids
Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:40 PM
Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:43 PM
Edited by Sandra, 17 October 2005 - 10:51 PM.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:50 PM
Hey - you Americans have the exchange to pounds well above us!! Try almost 3:1 Australian dollars !! Now that hurts ! (ouch!)
Consider yourself more fortunate than us poor, poor Aussies!!
Plus we get an extra slug for shipping because of the distance!
Plus the time change is so dramatic we have to call at odd hours for anyone to be answer . . . .
Plus we can't order more than a certain amount because of the steep customs duty, so we can't get our pounds postage worth . . . .
Plus we can't buy it here because they either don't get enough in or they are way too expensive so we have no other option that to buy from o/s . . . .
However, we know not to complain We have great other things in life over here . . . .
Posted 03 November 2005 - 11:47 PM
We only bought the bear this year as we don't want to break the chain of the ones we have. Summer is going to ship it to us herself and save us some of the postage. Nice to have her in London.
Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:57 AM
I, however decided to break the chain and am not going to buy the 2005 bear
I am trying to stand by my decision to buy what I love, not just to have and hope.
Good luck to all those who bought him, I hope he makes you a lot of money in the future.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 09:46 PM
Are there are cards in the boxes this year like last year?
Posted 08 November 2005 - 12:35 AM
Posted 08 November 2005 - 02:54 AM
Normally the Card states 500 made of each, or whatever! So this year
they are not doing that??????
EH244 can you tell us what is happening this year re the allocation of the
solids i.e. how many being released.
Seems like Summer was on the ball! Well, there will be more after the
first batch especially if there is no specific number allocated this year, which is a
departure from the norm...... ?
Edited by Jacqueline, 08 November 2005 - 03:39 AM.
Posted 08 November 2005 - 06:56 AM
They are limited to the number that they can sell.
Posted 08 November 2005 - 05:14 PM
I thought the cards should say that they are limited to however many too.
Oh well, another small but important let down for the collectors, but seems EL doesn't give a HOOT as long as they sell, sell, sell !
Poor old sentry guard isn't a winner . . . perhaps all the Royalists are upset by the cheeky change of "ER" to "EL" ! (Well as well as him not being all that cute)
Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:55 PM
Okey - the bear of this year is nothing special. I expected a special bear because it is the anniversary bear. 20 years Harrods bear and also the fifth Harrods Est╚e Lauder solid bear. Yes ˝ Rodney is bigger then the rest (the others are more or less the same size) ˝ hi is like the father bear and I sill like hin best. Thomas from 2004 is for me also on second place. All the others are to me yust cute - they are ok!
Actually I donÝt like Bulldogs at all and imagined that I wouldenÝt like this solid for this reason - but - he pleases me - it looks much better in person (times apart from the opinion in the back ).
The Palace Guard surprised me enormously. As I saw the pic I was sceptically and a bit disappointed like many here. As I saw it in person I was very surprised! It looks great to me. The Guard is stretching his left leg and arm - he is in the process stepping infront the guardhouse. By the way - the background in the guardhouse is not blue, itÝs the Harrods green.
So I like the Palace Guard from this years Harrods solids best ˝ I think this solid is very special - wonderful!!!
It's only my opinion!!!
Regards from cold Switzerland,
PS.: Americans have the exchange to pounds also well above us in Switzerland
....... and we have also almost 3:1 like the Australian dollars
Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:59 PM
I agree with you on the bulldog - I did not like it at first but now I have it, I think he is great!! He is the only one I have from the Harrods ones this year. The bear I think I will leave. Does anyone know his name?
Edited by Sandra, 09 November 2005 - 04:59 PM.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:27 PM
You are welcome Sandra; I tray to take pics!
The name of the "Harrods Bear 2005" is Nicholas (hope the spelling is right!)
Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:49 PM
Sorry could not get it on the "Chat Area" here - did put six photos on the "Members Photos".
Edited by Liliane, 09 November 2005 - 06:40 PM.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:00 PM
Here is my opinion:
Like Liliane I expected more being the the 20th anniversary. I do not at all like the "20 years" stamp on the foot, I don't mind the Harrods stamp on the other foot but with both feet stamped it's distracting. Out of 5 *'s, with 5 being the best, I give this solid 2*'s.
I love the little bulldog the best! I love his jeweled collar with Harrods tag, it is also the perfect solid size. 5 *'s!
Like Liliane I too like this solid, and yes, that is Harrods green in the background. I give this solid 4*'s
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