First of all thank you to everyone for comments about the NHS winter flu jab. The consensus seems to be that side effects are negligible so I will try and remember to ring at their specified time and book in for October.
Three times a year the Auction place at Campsea Ash has a Domestic and Rural Bygones and Collectibles sale. After a look at the on-line catalogue I decided a journey out to look on viewing day seemed a good idea - must be a year since I last went.
Here is a little look at a few of the 1,000 + Lots
This first photo is from online as it was in the cabinet so impossible to photograph. This is an "Unusual Folk Art Salve Box" - lovely bit of treen Estimated to sell at £20 to £40
I took a few photos of some of the interesting bits and bobs from amongst the rusty junk!
Old Staddle Stones estimated to go for £200 - £400 EACH!
A newly built "Shepherds Hut".........Estimated at £2,500 - £3,000. ( It didn't meet it's reserve so didn't sell - wouldn't it make a good play house for Grandchildren! - if only I had a spare £2,500!)
This is something I LOVE! "An Antique Glass Lacemakers lamp" only about 8 inches tall, but it has nowhere for oil or candle so I think its a magnifier and would have been stood in front of a candle to increase the range of light (Jennie in Wales will tell me if I'm wrong). It is beautiful but estimated at £50 - £80 so not in my price range!
I wouldn't mind this collection of kitchenalia - a few old cookery books and a Tala stacking cake tin. Estimated at £10 - £20
On the catalogue website I thought this little cabinet- below - was about 12 inches wide but it was actually about double that. Estimated at £60 - £80, but it sold for £150.
In front are two old elm bowls from the C19 they sold for £35
And finally another photo from the auction website because I forgot to look at this collection of small C19 oddments which includes a couple of Welsh Love spoons. I meant to look specially at the little patch(?) box with a painted lid, it looks very pretty.
I didn't bid on anything but I expect lots of people did and most will have sold by the end of the day.