Knockout Licensing Serves Up More Downton Abbey™ Licensees
Bradford Exchange, Danbury Mint, and Kurt Adler Are Newest Downton Abbey Licensees
NEW YORK (April 24, 2013) – Fans of the hit television series Downton Abbey™ will be pleased to learn that Knockout Licensing has signed a trio of licensees, each known for their fine collectible and heirloom-quality products.
“These new Downton Abbey licensees all make beautiful products — great as gifts or collectibles — which Downton fans will be proud to own for years to come,” said Knockout Licensing Co-President Carole Postal.
•Bradford Exchange (www.bradfordexchange.com) has been granted the license to manufacture and market a line of figurines and collector dolls based on popular Downton Abbey characters. Since the early 1970s, The Bradford Exchange has been recognized as a premier source for a vast array of unique limited-edition collectibles and fine gifts that offer an exceptionally high level of artistry, innovation and enduring value.
•Danbury Mint (www.danburymint.com), a division of MBI Inc., has been granted the right to produce Downton Abbey fine collectible jewelry that are replicas of actual jewelry featured in the show. These products will be sold directly to consumers online and via direct mail. The Danbury Mint is a world leader in the design and development of a varied and ever-changing assortment of fine collectibles. For over four decades, Danbury Mint has served the needs of collectors to acquire keepsakes of lasting meaning, beauty and importance. Danbury Mint jewelry is produced to exacting standards of quality and workmanship with glorious gems, brilliant metals and exquisite designs to create timeless treasures.
•Kurt S. Adler Inc. (www.kurtadler.com) has been granted the license to make and sell a range of Downton Abbey holiday decor including hanging ornaments, stockings, stocking hangers, light sets, water globes, nutcrackers, and more.Kurt Adler has been creating beautiful holiday memories for millions of people since 1946. As the leading importer of holiday decorations, Kurt Adler prides itself as the one-stop source for holiday needs. Its products are available at a broad range of retailers from mass merchants to fine specialty shops.
“Downton Abbey fans obviously know quality when they see it so it is great to be working with companies like Bradford Exchange, Danbury Mint, and Kurt Adler who are all leaders in their respective product categories,” says Knockout Licensing Co-President Tamra Knepfer.
As the licensing agency entrusted with management of the Downton Abbey licensing program in North America, Knockout Licensing is actively seeking additional licensing partners for product categories such as home furnishings, including home décor and bedding, kitchen accessories, lighting, timepieces, tableware, and formal attire.
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About Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey is a Primetime Emmy™ and Golden Globe™ award-winning British television series produced by Carnival Films, a division of NBCUniversal International Television Production. The popular period drama is screened in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 200 other territories around the world. Downton Abbey’s audience continues to grow each year: the third season drew 24 million U.S. viewers and its season finale earned an 8.1 rating to top everything else on broadcast or cable television that night (February 17, 2013).
About Knockout Licensing
Knockout Licensing (www.knockoutlicensing.com) is a full-service licensing agency for big-name brands. Knockout was formed as a joint venture in 2012 with Carole Postal, President of CopCorp Licensing, and Tamra Knepfer, President of TK Brand Group, combining forces as Co-Presidents. Together Postal and Knepfer bring decades of combined experience to their agency.