Iron Gut, Flame Tree, Portico Designs, Ravensburger and Marbel among those showing product.

SPRING FAIR 2013: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home partners on display

Six licensees of animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home will be exhibiting products at Spring Fair International – including newly signed licensees Iron Gut Publishing and Flame Tree Publications.

Iron Gut Publishing will unveil a range of limited edition art prints featuring Battersea’s unique imagery. This includes works from illustrators Jason Chapman and Trevor Mitchell, and from the Home’s vintage photography collection.

Meanwhile, Flame Tree Publications is launching the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home ‘Happy Endings’ 2013 calendar based on true rehoming stories of Battersea dogs.

Other licensees exhibiting Battersea products include Portico Designs, which is presenting 2013 illustrative calendars and diaries, and Woodmansterne Publications, which will be launching six new everyday greeting cards in its popular Battersea range.

Following on from the success of the Christmas 2012 Card Assortment Box, the 2013 Battersea range is expanding to include a new Christmas Assortment Box, a glittered Advent Calendar, sheet gift-wrap and three single cards.

Ravensburger will feature two jigsaw puzzles in the new Battersea collection – a child’s 100-piece puzzle with exclusive imagery from illustrator Jason Chapman, and an adult’s 1,000-piece puzzle based on vintage photography, painted by Trevor Mitchell.

Benn Bramwell, marketing manager at Ravensburger, said: “We are delighted that we have developed puzzles in conjunction with the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home brand – the charity is part of the UK’s heritage, and we are looking forward to delivering a range that reflects the importance of their work."

Battersea’s toy licensee Marbel is presenting a special plush range of cute and cuddly Battersea dogs and cats all looking for new homes.

Christoph Bettin, director of Marbel, commented: “We are extremely excited about these special plush characters which will help raise the profile of a charity that has such a long history of outstanding commitment to improving the welfare of animals in need."

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