Founded in 1973 by J. Roderick MacArthur, the Bradford Exchange has earned a well-deserved reputation in the collectibles and fine gift market. The company started as an electronic exchange focusing on providing the finest in limited edition collector's plates. The Bradford Exchange Online was formed some years later to enable the exchange to reach a wider audience through e-commerce.
Limited edition plates used to only be reserved for the most serious of all collectors. Like those that devote a great deal of time toward collecting stamps or coins, collectors have been collecting rare plates with artistic scenes and designs for hundreds of years. For some, the hobby turned into a serious business. Some rare, limited edition plates that can date back to the Civil War or even earlier can be worth thousands of dollars.
The Bradford Exchange Online has attracted an entirely new group of collectors. Many people were first introduced to limited edition collectible plates through the ads and other marketing efforts of the Bradford Exchange. People collect these artistic plates as a tribute to a favorite artist or a memory of a favorite place. One may find a series of limited edition Elvis Presley plates or an entire series of plates on our national parks.
Today, the Bradford Exchange Online is much more than a seller of collectible plates. The company sells finely crafted watches and jewelry, heirloom toys, coins, dolls, figurines and many other items. To almost any type of collector, the Bradford Exchange provides a convenient place to shop for rare and unusual high quality items.
The Bradford Exchange Online is a place where customers can have confidence that their transactions will be handled promptly and they will receive their orders as promised. All products sold through the Bradford exchange Online come with a customer satisfaction guarantee.
Disney collectibles are very popular on the Bradford Exchange. The iconic characters are available in many different forms. There are of course the limited edition collectible plates along with exclusive figurines only available through Bradford Exchange Online. Disney lovers can be reminded of their visits to the Disney theme parks as they surround themselves with all types of Disney-branded products. Whether you want to wear a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt or display a porcelain statue of Donald Duck, you can find it at the Bradford Exchange Online.
Another exciting alignment with the world-famous artist, Thomas Kinkade has also attracted the interest of millions of collectors. Kinkade's best known for his small village and holiday scenes. There are paintings, mugs and small scale models of quaint villages and railroad trains. Kinkade's creative use of light in many of his works, gives them a unique perspective.
Visitors to the website will have the chance to search through thousands of different items that they can buy for themselves or give as gifts. Once one buys their first limited edition collector's plate or purchases a fine watch from the Bradford Exchange Online, they will be hooked. The quality will shine through and one can have great confidence in knowing they got a fair deal.