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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Domestic and Rural Bygones and Collectables Sale

We have three old wooden trunks/ boxes in the THIS SALE  .
We didn't know we had until the Auction House sent us a note to say they held them back from the huge agricultural and machinery sale at the end of May. Colin had forgotten that he'd found them in the workshop - they were left behind by Mrs F - and had loaded them onto the trailers just to get them out of the way. Guide price............not a lot.........but every little helps.
We thought we'd go over to the Friday afternoon viewing and as always things that look interesting in the catalogue turn out to be mostly junk.

(By the way these photo's are extra exciting  - because I took them with a camera ON MY NEW PHONE! Good grief. After donkey's year with a teeny old phone that just let me phone and text people. Now I'm really with it!
My little camera had developed a spot on the lens and my old phone no longer held it's charge so my solution was to get a new cheap phone that does exciting things......probably!
I had to have youngest daughter set it up for me, but then I found I couldn't transfer pics from phone to lap top so  when eldest daughter was here she found out why and put it right.
I could really do with a live in phone/computer expert!)

Anyway, back to the sale................ this looked fun...........an old Bakers delivery van ...........sorry about the blur, still struggling with the phone camera!



 This would have been brilliant for selling stuff out the front of the smallholding!



Wonder where these Victorian jigsaw puzzles and games had been for 120+ years?
Lots of pretty tea cups and saucers in among the junk of these four containers full of bits - all one lot.
There were crowds of people viewing so I reckon the sale will be packed out tomorrow. Someone  said hello and I turned round to find my cousin from Ipswich who I hadn't seen since his Dad's funeral last year. He has got into the buying and selling business - everyone's a dealer nowadays!

Just down the road from the sale yard is a village shop selling  '99s (whippy ice-creams with chocolate flake for those of you from foreign parts!) so we stopped on the way home and had one each...............it would have been rude not to.
Image result for whippy icecream picture
Photo from Google - ours were eaten too quickly to take a photo!

Day 6 of the painting and the end is nigh! One wall left to have 2 coats on the walls and one more on the coving plus the skirting boards on one and a bit walls. Then I'll need to search for new curtains as the ones that were here, and  I intended to put back, still look grubby and tatty even after washing.


Back in a jiffy or Monday
Sue

18 comments:

  1. I love an auction, I used to buy the boxes of bric a brac for a couple of pounds and find some lovely treasures. I have always had a fascination with the victorian era. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Nothing goes for less than £10 nowadays and with commission makes it even more. I've been watching it on line a bit this morning and a box we looked at as it had a handbell in it and was guided at £20 -£40 went for £470!!! Must have been something special in that box!

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  2. That sale looks just up our street! Auctions are us . . I hope your trunks sell well.
    You will be glad to see the end of the painting. This house is like the Forth Road Bridge - never ending.

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    1. Yes I will be glad to finish painting. Very Soon hopefully so we can get the rooms back to normal, I hate being in a muddle.

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  3. Looks like fun - need to keep your hands in your pockets or you'll go home with more than you came with!

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  4. Dh is always outraged that 99s are never 99p these days. You ask for a 99 and they ask for £1.50- he says its trade descriptions ;)

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  5. Old things have lots of character. Good luck with your phone.

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  6. Beautiful treasures....love the bakers van-x-

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  7. Interesting finds and hope you got some good money from the trunks. Oh yum! ice cream with the Cadbury flake looks so inviting! My daughter and I were at the coast yesterday and we had ice cream before we came home. Oh yum!

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  8. Hope your stuff sell well. That ice cream cone looks yummy! We don't get the chocolate flake in the cones we get here.

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  9. Those Victorian jigsaw puzzles look very fascinating. We just do not get things like that in Australia.

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    1. I quite coveted the wooden block puzzle but that collection in the photo sold for more than £60 - too much for me

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  10. looks like a fun thing to go to. I need you to get yourself round here and do some decorating for me! x

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    1. Ha! just left a comment on your blog about the very same thing!

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  11. Mark sometimes goes to vintage toy fairs - out of the 100's of stalls there are maybe half a dozen that can truly call themselves this, the rest is plastic tat. Maybe all auctions and collectible fairs etc are the same. xx

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  12. Hope you enjoy the new camera/phone, I do love mine after resisting for a long time, but it is good!

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  13. Here in the US that type of ice cream is known as "soft serve." I think it might have been the chain called Dairy Queen that first served it. I love soft serve even though I now do not eat any animal products at all. Sometimes I cheat and have one anyway! :)

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