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.
nice ridged conical jug, light brown on the outside, orange inside and
handle. By Wedgwood & Co Ltd (marked Ld) and the pattern number is
1035. Dating is difficult, it could be from any time from the 1930s
until 1965. There is one very small bare area on the rim about 4mm long.
This isn't through to the clay but
examination through a loupe reveals a small crack in the clay that
looks as though it's been there since manufacture which perhaps caused
the glaze to flake off. Still a very nice looking piece and in overall
very good condition. Please note - NOT JOS Wedgwood but Enoch Wedgwood. Eventually absorbed into Wedgwood in 1965 under Unicorn Pottery name.
earthenware plate with diagonally crimped edge and white slipware face.
The face is decorated with a tubelined tree. Made by Alsager Pottery in
Cheshire and apart from the face being slightly off-centre, it's in
Nice looking English-made
aquamarine and green bulb-shaped bud vase. It's rather in the style of
Anglia Pottery and but there's no AP mark on the base so the real maker
is a mystery. It is in excellent condition though.
two-handled bon bon dish by Adams. It's from the Dickens series of
around the 1920s and features a scene from "The Old Curiosity Shop" with
Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness and on the base, the quote, "Them,
Marchioness," said Mr. Swiveller, "fire away!" Generally in very good
condition although crazed. There is a dark
patch on the edge of the right handle that looks like a stain but there
is no other damage apart from the crazing. Still a nice looking piece
and, I would imagine, fairly rare - this is the only example I have
brass ashtray with cast "Esmeralda" crinoline lady handle. Both the
ashtray and Esmeralda are registered, no number on the ashtray but the
734726. She is held in place by a short bolt and as such I think she is
interchangeable with other items in the range such as the toasting
fork. This is handy as there is a bit of a
blemish to the inside of the ashtray that may not be fixable. There is a
long pink stain, very slightly rough, over about an inch on the inside
(see photos). It's not gone all the way through though which suggests
it's a surface blemish. I haven't tried but it's possible it could be
buffed or rubbed out using a hobby drill with a suitable bit. Otherwise
it's in fairly good condition. Will be dismantled for posting.
This is an almost complete box of 200 Commander Film
Copying Sheets, or more familiarly, carbon paper. They are 8" x 5"
sheets, which is just slightly smaller than A5 and are all unused bar
about half a dozen. These are also in the box and on close examination
the typed date of January 1967 can be made out, which would assume a
manufacturing date of 1966 at least. The sheets are all in pretty good
condition although a few have some crystal deposits on them, which is
not surprising given their age. The box is in excellent condition.
ornament of a Corgi dog by SylvaC, mould number 3128. In excellent
condition with no marks or chips. It is considerably cleaner now than in
the photos - what I thought was the original texture was, in fact,
grime! In excellent condition.
little stoneware pin tray in a yellow-brown glaze with a tiny leaf
image at its centre, produced by the Taizé ecumenical community in central
France. Taizé use local clay and make many glazes and ashes from the
plants and minerals around the community. In perfect condition.
urn shaped posy vase in vivid red and purple by Claire Louise Ceramics
of Staffordshire. The quality isn't fantastic, the glaze being a little
rough in places, but the colours are very striking indeed and it would
make a lovely little ornament.
two-handled art deco period fruit bowl by Beswick. The shape is No 288
and was designed by Mr Symcox in 1934. It's a plain, pewter coloured
lustre, slightly shinier on the inside than out, which may be due to
wear. It's in excellent condition. There are some blemishes to the glaze
but these appear to be underglaze
and there are very few marks otherwise.
little demitasse sized tankard shaped stoneware mugs by Merryn Lloyd of
Birmingham. They have a speckled grey wash glaze in and out with a
green band around the edge and onto the handle. Marked with her monogram
near the base. In superb condition.
single stem fluted bud vase, mould number 1286, by Crown Devon. It
features the anthropomorphised fieldmouse sitting on a toadstool over
the motto "Friends who share are friends who care". There is a very
small (1mm) chip on the gold rim, unfortunately at the front, otherwise
it's in very good
pretty little posy vase from Brian Janes' Yeo Pottery of Clevedon. It's
in a brown slip glaze with rust slip on the inside. There are two leaf
resist shapes with bunches of white berries around the stem. I am unsure
of the age; the pottery was set up around 1977 although I can find no
trace of it still extant. The vase is in excellent
triangular pin tray from the Broadway Pottery. It is green glazed with
greyish edges and a star design in the centre. The base is unglazed and
marked with the Broadway stamp. Information on Broadway is scant - it
was founded in 1959 by A.E Wheeler, and Muriel Tudor Jones worked there
for the first four years. Her items are usually marked but this has no
other markings. Condition is excellent.
from the late 1950s - early 60s this is a treacle glazed tankard shaped
large mug with silvered rim and handle. It features two illustrations
from "Coaching Days and Coaching Ways" by W. Outram Tristram,
originally published by Macmillan and Sons in 1988 but seemingly
continuously available in one form
or another for almost 100 years. The illustrations are "Down the Hill
on a Frosty Morning" and "Changing Horses". These tankards are not
uncommon but to find one in excellent condition is becoming more
difficult. There is some general crazing and a little bit of wear to the
silvering on the handle where the thumb would rest but otherwise it's
in very good shape indeed.
little blue hand-painted pin tray from Portmadoc Pottery, produced between the mid 1970s and '90s. It's a
glossy drip glaze into a kind of rosette, matt on the reverse. It is
signed on the base J. Jones and has a shape number, 110. There is one tiny chip on one corner but
otherwise all other marks are original and have been overglazed.
Superb high-fired stoneware square tray (or occasional plate - ashtray) by the Canadian studio
potter, April Dubois-Patry, known locally as "The Potter's Daughter" and
based in Wiarton, Ontario. The finish is a mixture of what looks to be
mainly blue and green ash glazes and wax resist with some sgraffito
detailing. An exceptionally lovely piece and in superb condition.
hand painted character jug by Artone. This one is the pirate, Captain Patch. Externally it's in
generally excellent condition - the inside surface though is speckled
with bubbles in the glaze and while this is an original feature does
tend to collect dust. There are a couple of bubbles on the exterior
surface, mainly on the hat, but these are fairly well
disguised by the colour. Good collector piece nevertheless.
collectable wide ovate window vase or planter in olive green by
Eastgate Pottery of Withernsea. The Pattern No is 266, which is
impressed on the base alongside the post 1967 "Lighthouse" backstamp.
It's in excellent condition.
heavy art pottery bowl dating from the 50s - 60s by the Swedish maker
Upsala Ekeby. It's a dark speckled blue ground with yellow and white
flowers, the underside being dark brown. It's in excellent condition
with no chips or cracks.
cream coloured bowl from Prinknash - too small for most fruit except
grapes but ideal for pot pourri as it's quite deep. It's speckled with a
dark red/purple colouring that has run down the vertical sides and
stands on a trumpet shaped pedestal. In beautiful condition.
made from carved horn. Beautifully carved with scales and fins, added
tail and dorsal fin. Red and black plastic eyes and red flock throat
complete the effect. Mounted on a horn plinth and bar a few little surface marks consistent with age is in excellent condition.
vintage or antique silver lustre creamer with ornate handle from the
Silvoe Artware range by Gibsons. Earliest date for this ware is about
1909 and apart from a couple of little surface marks it's in very good
Wedgwood bone china
trinket box or bon bon dish in the Ice Rose Pattern. Round with fluted side and domed
lid with the pattern repeated on the inside of the base. In perfect
condition. Dimensions:9cm x 4.5cm
of miniature brass altar style candlesticks. They are thick plate rather
than cast and will hold a candle with a stem of around 7mm. The bases
are a little out of shape and there are a couple of small bubbles in the
brass but they are in otherwise pretty good shape and shine up nicely.
Satisfying "ding" when clinked together!
large and heavy vase by Scheurich of Germany. It's tall and oval in
section with aqua marine and gunmetal bands. The pattern looks to be
636-25 but searches don't show up anything similar so I may be
misreading the number. Regardless, it's in excellent condition.
hand painted earthenware owl. It's marked on the base with a mark I
feel I ought to know - a bird made from the letters B & L inside
"Made in England" but for the life of me I can't find it in my
references. If anyone knows... Regardless, it's in excellent condition.
salad ware leaf dish by Carlton Ware with the "Australian" backstamp,
dating it to between 1935 and 1961. There is an impressed pattern number
that looks to be 1617/8. Very precise detail and good colour. It does
have a small chip underneath one end of the "stalk" which isn't visible
from above and it is crazed as one would expect. However the colours are
clear and bright and it looks great otherwise.
hot water refill jug in the Lingate pattern (168) by Aynsley. It's
white with a blue leaf garland around the top edge and the lid. The rim
of both the jug and lid as well as the finial are edged in silver and
there are two silver flashes down the ornate handle. Apart from a couple
of tiny little drop outs from the silver
it's in excellent condition.
by Chris Carter while he was at Drayton Manor Park between 1976 and
1986. This bears little resemblance to his more recent sculptural work
but the earthy colours and roughness maybe hint at where he was heading.
The base part is matt glazed, the top a gloss drip from a rough brown
rim. There is an
intact label on the base, with remnants of one other on the body. There is a small chip in the glaze - just down to the clay and not
into it, on the rim, otherwise it in excellent condition. 12cm x 10cm
of five green egg cups by Sadler. There are four dark green ones and
one in a slightly more olive green . Three are in generally good
condition, two dark ones are damaged one has a fairly large chip to the
glaze on the rim and the other has had a chip repaired. It appears as a
flea bite on the outside but the repair is visible inside - see the two
centre cups in the main picture. The start price is for the three good
ones, the others can be used as make ups in a set until you can obtain
ones! Postage will not be affected.
of a series of self-help books from Odhams Press published in the late 1930s,
this one is self-explanatory to be fair although the section on thinking correctly is intriguing. Hardback with
original dust jacket, which is actually in exceptional condition. A bit dusty with a touch of foxing but generally
in very good condition.