Bakelite napkin rings
Bright red is the most desirable colour and those on wheels (napkin ring-racing, anyone?) are rarer than other types.
‘All sorts of animals were made,’ says dealer Sue Poultney of Scarab Antiques. ‘I’ve seen angel fish, squirrels, ducks, a sit-up-and-beg Scottie dog and even a very unusual rocking horse on rockers.’
Sadly though, considering her evocative trading name, she’s never seen a beetle.
Napkin rings without wheels, £42 each; with wheels, £69 each, all Scarab Antiques.