We look for anything you might think is fun, interesting, beautiful, new, old or odd. Vintage and almost new clothes, ceramics, treen, ephemera, books and costume jewellery. If it fits in a box, we'll sell it.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Vintage West German Tall Floor Vase - Scheurich 289 - 41

Very large 1960s -70s floor vase by, I think, Scheurich of West Germany. Slightly conical, it's 41cm tall and is embossed with rings of vaguely floral abstract patterns, each one in a different shade of grey/beige. Condition is excellent overall but it could probably do with a good clean.

Please note, I don't use couriers for items this large, heavy and fragile, preferring local collection. I will though deliver within a 20 mile or so radius of Crewe for £10, which is a very competitive price! 

41cm x 16cm
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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Vintage Stoneware Crock Pot or Casserole - Pearson's of Chesterfield

A 3 pint stoneware casserole or crock pot by Pearson's of Chesterfield. Beige, salt-glazed and well used! I have tried to get the food stains out and have largely succeeded. There is still some ingrained and I dare say with a bit off application it can be totally cleaned. The lid, I'm afraid, isn't the original one but it's a Pearson's lid and fits perfectly. I had thought this was fairly vintage but apparently Pearson's didn't start to stamp "Established 1810" until the 1970's but I would hazard a guess and say it's at least 30 years old. The company went under about 20 years ago. Overall condition appears to be very good.

17cm (h) x 22cm dia.

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Pin Tray with Fire Engine Design - Wade


Small, squared pin tray/dish by Wade with a red vintage fire engine design on the face. Somewhat crazed and a couple of small drop outs on the gold rim but otherwise fine.
11cm x11cm
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Monday, 23 December 2013

Vintage Small Lustre Ware Jug - Oldcourt Ware


Handpainted miniature Oldcourt Ware lustre jug. It has a gold rim that is slightly worn but otherwise it's in excellent condition.
8.5cm x 6.5cm

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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Pair of Hand Carved Sitting Cats

A pair of small, faintly oriental looking sitting cats, hand carved from wood. They are mirror opposites so would be good at either end of a shelf or mantel. Or they'd be good anywhere just because they are actually rather nice. One has a few very small paint dots on but these will remove (I've already got most off) but otherwise they are fine.

15cm x 9cm x 4.5cm
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Glut Book - How to Cope With Your Surplus Produce - Kathleen Thomas - 1961

Written by Kathleen Turner and compiled from recipes sent in presumably the readers of Farmers' Weekly, this is a Farm Woman's Library Book published by Longacre Press in 1961 and is specifically aimed at dealing with "too much of anything". Fascinating and very much of its time, the most exotic ingredients I can see are a teaspoon of paprika and the occasional clove of garlic. Lots of recipes for pigeons!


18.5cm x 12.5cm

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II Approved Souvenir Programme

Official souvenir programme from the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd June 1953. It's 40 pages glossy paper with the full order of the coronation service and the processions. There's a very faint stain on the back cover but this has been covered with brown paper for a very long time and is in otherwisen excellent condition.

18cm x 25cm
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Vintage Droppy Dog Biscuit Barrel - Price & Kensington

1970s biscuit barrel by Price & Kensington in their famous droopy dog design, this one in treacle glaze. Still has the seal on the lid although it will need replacing (can be found on eBay). A couple of spots of yellow paint here and there which can be removed and the surface is crazed, as would be expected, otherwise it is in very good condition.

24cm x 16cm
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Friday, 20 December 2013

Vintage Large Green Honeycomb Jug - Fosters

Lovely retro conical design milk jug in a green version of Foster's signature honeycomb drip glaze. Rounded handle, impressed and stamped on base (with a 16) and with original sticker on the body. In excellent condition.

16cm x 16cm

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Vintage Small Vase - Jersey Pottery


Small yet quite heavy stoneware vase in brown glaze with a series of circular indentations around the middle. Original Jersey Pottery label still affixed to base. In great condition.

8cm x 8cm

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Beautiful Vintage Hand Decorated Vase - Marazion Pottery, Cornwall

A lovely art pottery vase in the Marazion signature style of matt brown glaze and sgraffito designs with hand painted floral design in green and red. The pottery closed in 1981. There is one tiny flea bite on the rim but otherwise it's in great condition.

11cm x 10.5cm (d)
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2 Vintage Porcelain Sake Cups and Sake Pourer - Japan.

2 porcelain sake cups and sake pourer that my parents bought in Japan when living there in the early 60s-70s.  They are decorated around the side in red and blue with 2 blue with red flowers. 

They are extremely attractive and were never used at all.  There are no cracks, chips or flea bites and the condition is excellent.

A perfect addition to any collection or simply as decoration.

Height of bottle:11cm
Diameter: 6cm
Height: 3.5cm

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Vintage Celtic Green Sugar Bowl - Lord Nelson Pottery


1960s sugar bowl in the Celtic Green pattern, Lord Nelson Pottery's nod to Portmeirion's Totem. In excellent condition.

8.5cm x 8cm
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Small Maple Leaf Posy Vase/Planter - SylvaC 4023

Very nice small window planter or posy vase from SylvaC in the autumnal "Maple Leaf" pattern, mould number 4023. Apart from the usual crazing it's in fine condition.

20cm x 6.5cm x 6.5cm

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Modern Retro Jug Mayfayre - Orchard Harvest - Collectable

Small green and gold jug with an apple and berries transfer design. It's crackle glazed rather than crazed - these are quite recent - and as such is in original condition. The feet and base are very clean. Quite attractive in a kitsch kind of way.
Measurements are approximate:
12.5cm x 11cm (across handle)

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Monday, 16 December 2013

New and Unused Pair of Artisan Wooden Light Pulls from Cameroon


This is a pair of handmade light pulls or similar made from local woods in Cameroon.The eyes are quite firmly screwed in but could be removed should you wish to adapt them for something else.  Family item obtained while working in the Cameroon.  Never used so in excellent condition.

8cm x 3cm
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Vintage Round Bottomed Vase - Jersey Pottery

Distinctive bowl shaped vase with trumpet neck in pastel brown and pink glaze and hand-painted floral design. Some crazing but still in great condition.
15cm x 9cm max diameter
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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Vintage Small Vase/Spill Vase - Gordon Fox/Kentmere

Small earthenware vase with unglazed body but rim and inside having a greyish gloss. The body is impressed with 6 dial shapes between dots and lines with the Kentmere name and "Fox" impressed into the base. It's in excellent condition.

9cm x 7.3cm 

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Friday, 13 December 2013

Ceramica Billy Bottle Oven - Wade

Caramel coloured "Billy Bottle Oven" by Wade. This one has the "Ceramica" mark on it and although I'm not absolutely certain I think this was a souvenir of the ill-fated Millennium Fund financed exhibition of that name that ran for a few years in Stoke on Trent until a couple of years ago (closed early because nobody went. Sad). In perfect condition.

6cm x 4cm

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Vintage Butter/Preserve Dish - Wedgwood

Very nice small lidded butter or preserve dish with a floral posy design on the lid and green hand-painted lines around the rims. It is impressed "9 N 47" which I think means September 1947. The decorator mark is a K. It's in excellent condition.

12.5cm x 9.5cm x 3.5cm
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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Vintage Green Drip Glaze Vase

Mid sized retro 70s style earthenware vase in a green drip glaze. No clue as to a maker but there is "Made in England No 7" on the base. In excellent condition.

20cm x 10cm
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Small Bone China Sweet Dish - Wedgwood Hathaway Rose

Small round sweet dish in the Hathaway Rose design from Wedgwood. In original box and in original condition, box with only minor wear.
Measurements: 10cm diameter, box 12cm x 12cm x 2.5cm

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Vintage Small Blue and White Vase - Dragon Pottery, Rhayader


Small earthenware vase from the Dragon Pottery in Rhayader, Wales. Its blue and occasionally green rings are over an off white ground with sgraffito flowers marked into the top banding. It has been used - there's some light crazing and it looks like a leaky pen has been stored inside it at one time but otherwise it's actually in very good condition. I usually take a picture of the base but there isn't much to see apart from a small part of a very faint circular Dragon mark. Certainly one for the Dragon Colletors among you.

9cm (h) x 7.5m
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

BNwB Novelty Squashed Bottle Olive Dish - Sarah Hill Glass


Brand new and still in original box this is an olive dish made from a squashed and recycled glass bottle by Sarah Hill Glass of Wem, Shropshire. Very novel and a great talking point. Comes with two small forks, still bagged, and all labels and original packaging (which I will pad out for postage.

Dish: 30cm x 12
Box:  32cm x 23.5cm
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Lady Penelope Annual 1968 - Century 21 Publishing

Published in 1968 for 1969 by the late and very much lamented Gerry Anderson's Century 21 Publishing, this includes strips featuring lady Penelope and Parker, The Monkees and others. There are also plenty of articles on the popular beat combos of the day and stories about gels doing spiffing jobs such as air hostessing, ballet dancing and even racing drivering. Pretty good condition inside, small inscription and a couple of pen marks inside back cover but bindings sound. Covers are a little scuffed and corners bumped and top of spine is torn for about an inch at the top. Cover bindings starting to crack slightly. Old pencil pricing on inside cover (which is a little more than my start price but considerably less than some others listed)
30.5cm x 21.5cm x 1.5cm

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Vintage Green Vase - SylvaC 4366

Deep bottle green vase by SylvaC, mould number 4366. The colour and the diagonally ribbed decoration on the side is very reminiscent of the Wyncraft homewares from the 60s - obviously a very popular style. It's in fantastic condition.

16cm x 9cm

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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Hand Carved Branch - Lizards

Very nice piece of burred branch that has been carved into a pair of lizards. Nice use of the natural contours and grain of the wood and quite a bit of detail in the animals. Previous owner said it had been in their family for quite a while and it does look to have a couple of water stains although these can be removed with care. Still a nice though and a lovely conversation piece.

32cm x 10cm

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Wood and Brass Swan


Swan formed out of solid block of indeterminate wood with a brass neck and head. Quite a nice looking and very tactile ornament although it has seen better days. It could do with rubbing down and revarnishing. There is a crack but this appears to be natural, emanating from a knot and looks to have been there for a long while. The neck and head are a little marked and the lacquer is coming off in a few places but it would make a nice restoration project.

18cm x 16cm x 9cm
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Brass Novelty Tortoise Ornament

Small brass novelty shaped tortoise with high arched shell. Sweet looking thing.
10.5cm x 5.5cm
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Pear Pattern Sugar Bowl - Arthur Wood

Sugar bowl with pear pattern. No lid although not sure if it originally came with one. In perfect condition

9.5cm x 7.5cm (h)
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Hand Painted Sugar Bowl with Ivy Pattern - Devon

Lidded sugar bowl with hand painted ivy pattern around bowl and lid. It is marked Made in Devon but by whom I have no idea. There's a decorators mark on the base and the underside of the lid. In perfect condition.

10cm x 8.5cm
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