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Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Older than I think I am.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2 bottles numbered on the stopper and box.    


I like how they have marketed this so one side is for the office and one side is for the home...clever bit of packaging. Found on Whitegate boot sale for 20 pence.

Old Combination Lock?

Found on boot sale at Whitegate..sold to me for £1 as a novelty..

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Pencil Holder

Found on a wonderful looking stall in Verdin Park, I asked the owner what it was (it had no pencil inside at the time), he said I was the fourth person to ask and he had no idea what it was..so he sold it me for a pound. After a very short search on google I found one on ebay..and popped into my workshop to find the right sized pencil to fit.
is stamped on the top.
My best boot sale find for a long time.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Souvenir fuse wire from London Airport ?

This looks like a mis-match to me...but I wish it were true.
Bought for 20 pence from a nice man on Vagrants Boot Sale near Crewe today.

Magnetic Key Safe

Found on Vagrants Boot sale in Crewe today. The man showed me it was magnetic by putting it on his car..the magnet was quiet strong and he struggled to prize it off again. I think it could have been a little more subtle...disguised as something...it just shouts " spare key in HERE".

Sunday, May 25, 2014

LUMI BRUSH (a new, useful novelty)

Found today on White Gate Boot sale, sold by a lovely man who said.."something different"..for a £1.
It even has a mock carboard key attached...and mock leather cover..classy.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Survival Card III

not sure what survival card I and II looked like... I like how a bottle opener is still considered essential for survival.

Monday, May 05, 2014

"WITCH" needle threader

My mom used to own one of these..I can remember being fascinated by it when I was young. I found this one on the auto jumble this weekend which was part of the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza.

Included were hand written instructions.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nancy's cake decorating tin

Found this lovely tin that must have been used for years to ice Xmas and Birthday cakes..
it has 21,  40. 50, 70, 80, anniversary  and Xmas all represented.
Below items from the tin..the one nozzle has been expertly mended with lead solder...

Variety of of nozzle shapes

Each of the Nozzles is numbered

Nozzle mended with lead solder

Xmas robin on a log
The oddly shaped robin on a spring is a delight.

Oil Can

Purchased from a lovely man on Vagrants Bot sale who greeted his mates with the cheery.
"Hello you old Bugger"
and said I could have the oil for free...