Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Rural Bygones Sale...........

...............otherwise known as  ' a load of old tat!'

Well, not quite everything was tat but some things had been at the back of old sheds for a VERY long time. It was the first of 3 Rural Bygones sales at Campsea Ashe Auction Rooms this year

I went to have a look on Saturday because on the online catalogue I'd seen an old enamel Flour bin and one or two other interesting things. Also thought my Ipswich cousin might have been there but he wasn't.

The flour bin was teeny, not even tall enough for a 1½ kg bag of flour!
A nice collection of stoneware. The jugs and jelly moulds were the best pieces.

I'd also been interested in this bagatelle board but it wasn't as big as it looked on the catalogue and the nails were all rusty.


Some blue and white stripe Cornish tableware. My mum once had a whole set of this (she also had sets of about 4 other dinner/tea sets!  goodness knows why)


I reckon this was one of the best things in the sale. A 19th century elm gingerbread mould depicting a bishop or a saint on horseback.  I don't know what it went for but I know it was much more than the £20 - £40 estimate because online bidding was higher than that before the sale even started.
(poor photo because it was in the counter cabinet)



The other Lots I looked at were a box of country crafts books, might have been able to sell one or two on Ziffit but not the rest and a dolls pram which was completely rusty and the hood all torn.

The beginning of the sale had some old enamel signs - and one or two including a Robertsons Golly and an RAC sign went for several £100 each - I know they are popular collectors items but can't see the attraction myself.
I decided not to hang around to see what other things sold for because it was absolutely freezing in the big auction building, while outside the sun was shining gloriously.

So home for more gardening. Their next Rural bygones sale is in July - I might go and look......I might not.

Thank you for all the comments yesterday 

Back Tomorrow
Sue

19 comments:

  1. I love that Cornish ware - it appeals so much. My nanna used to have some blue striped jugs so it's all tied up with happy childhood experiences.
    xx

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  2. Thank goodness I wasn't in the area; I can't resist sales like that, and would have come away broke!

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  3. Disappointing to go and not bring anything home with you, those prices were a little out of my reach.

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  4. I love blue and white together and I would have been tempted with the tureen and plates.

    You do get to some interesting places.

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  5. I have a BIG old Flour bin where my flour does indeed live. Bought it many years ago before such thingswere so desirable. The one in your photo looks modern and impracticall! Mine holds about 10 x 3lb bags of flour.

    I am surprised that the mould of the Saint made big money as peoplecome over from the Continent to Malvern, and there are boxes of such things - the small ones go for a fiver, and up to £25 for bigger ones. Many look like they are tourist trade pieces though.

    I can't understand the attraction of enamel signs either, which is just as well, the prices they achieve. I occasionally sell Cornishware (the T G Green ones) if I can get them at the right price.

    At least you saved your money and will get better value at the car boot sale!

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    1. Maybe those moulds at Malvern don't get to travel east to Suffolk making this one unusual, unless it really was old.

      I used to keep my flour in a pottery thingy but broke the lid. I just need something for 3 bags but the one at the sale would only have held 1 500g bag - useless!

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    2. I hope you can find one. The nearly-square enamel bread bin ones are a good size - we have one out front for our post!

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  6. I spent time living on my gran's farm when I was a child, and all of her children's toys were still there - from the 1920s! The big bagatelle was one of our favourites. Thanks for bringing back the memories!

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    1. One of the few things I remember from my Grandmas house was a big bagatelle - simple fun

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  7. You do have some interesting things to visit where you live. I'd love to go to a sale like that.
    Hugs-x-

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  8. Such an interesting post. My son and daughter love farm sales and D kitchen is full of kitchen memberallai the modern things are in the cupboard. I do love the white and blue china.
    Hazel c uk

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  9. I’ve always loved any kind of blue and white China and have quite a collection picked up here there and everywhere. Recently found four Old Willow tea plates for £1 in a local charity shop then a couple of days later had to pay £1 for just one teacup in the same pattern in the same shop!

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  10. Oooh I love the little flour bin, I might have been tempted to go over the odds for that one 🙂

    I think there's more to be had at better prices at carboot sales, well you've proved that over the last year or so. Perhaps you could make a bit of money that way by putting together a collection of old 'country paraphernalia' in time for the next sale.

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    1. The only problem with boot sales is I don't seem to be able to get up early enough to beat the dealers!

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  11. I must say that box does look rather nice.

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  12. Seeing your bagatelle game reminded me of an old slate shove halfpenny board my Dad had in his shed. Guess that type of game is a bit sissy these days. lol
    Briony
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  13. Years ago I thought I'd try attending an auction or two. One of them had a lot of country farm things, but in very poor condition. I couldn't believe they were trying to sell an enamel basin with the bottom completely out of it, but they did - and it went for a ridiculous price! I still don't understand it!

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  14. I love auctions, particularly the browsing part. The prices seem to have gone crazy.

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  15. That Cornishware is very pretty.

    Browsing is lots of fun.

    God bless.

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