Friday, September 23, 2011

Chalkware gallore! Brass Firescreen and plenty more!!

How quickly this year is going.
I haven't thought about Christmas yet - I am sure it will
 creep up on me just as quickly as it did last year.

If you are planning that special present for the ones
 you love - we offer a 3 month layby
 and will hold the gift until Christmas Eve if it helps.

Anyhow here are some of the the new items in store now.

c1940s Chalkware Cockatoo

French Chalkware Commo Papa

Chalkware Kookaburra

c1946 Bundaberg (scribed onto the side)
Pair of Kookaburras - fantastic condition! 

c1940 Chalkware Kookaburra

Chalkware Spaniel

Swedish Blue & White Enamel Pitcher

Cast Iron based Kerosene Lamp

Lovely framed floral print

Philip Ashberry & Sons EPNS Fruit Bowl

Hungarian Display Plates

Rosenthal Bjorn Wiinblad Plate
Mandolin Players

Bushells Tea Tin - 
Australian Fauna

Royal Albert Rosedale
Milk Jug & Sugar Bowl

English Brass Fire Screen - Closed

English Brass Fire Screen - Open
Gorgeous Peacock Design.

Hope you have a great week.
 Dont forget the 3 month laybys.

Get ready for Christmas now!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How good is this weather??

Launceston is turning it on at the moment 
- we are having lovely blue sky days.

With this beautiful weather people are starting to spring clean
 and it is amazing what they find in their cupboards!

Here is just some of the new items in store now.

c1820s English Mahogany Apprentice Chest

The Amateur Mechanic & Work Handbook
a bundle of 7 with amazing detail.

April 1941 Cavalcade with interesting War pictures

Early 1930/40s Ceramic Fairing Horse

Chalkware Pony

Copper & Brass Kettle

18th/19th Century Copper Kettle hand forged 
with dovetail joints and plenty of character

Early Copper Kettle with Dovetail joints

c1860s Copper & Brass Kettle made in 
Germany by Gebruder Bing, Nuenberg
1 L

Late 1800s Ginger Periodical - full of interesting 
and titillating, quirky stories and jokes
 with the odd bit of
erotic artwork (for the time) thrown in. 

Hudsons Soap advert pasted on
 to cardboard and in a frame.

Early 1900s Copper Tankard made by
 JS & S of Staffordshire, England
1 1/2 pints

Salt Weekly publications put out by the
 Australian Army & Airforce as an Education Journal.
There are 21 booklets from 1941 to 1945.

Locally sold Tasmanian Blackwood and Kauri Pine
 Expanding Coat Rack.
In excellent condition with George Hubbard,
 Launceston label on reverse.

Hope you have a great week and the weather stays as it is!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Roll on Day Light Savings!

September is the start of lovely days, 
makes you thankful that Day Light Saving 
is just around the corner - can't wait!!

We have got some unusual bits in store..... 
here is just a taste!

Seagull Camera - can still be used with rolls of film.
Apparently takes lovely photo's and doesn't need batteries!
The viewer pops up - it is a more modern version
 of the box brownie.

With the viewer closed.

A weights box made for H Selby & Co Melbourne - 
they were Scientific Instrument Makers.
The box has a lovely patina.

Old Iron Horse Bit.

1964 Australia Cricket Coaching Manual

Australian made Plywood Yoyo in its original box.
Great condition with string!

Cast Iron Coat Hook

Small Cohns Tomato Juice bottle from the 1950's

Lovely Deco Solid Cast Dog Book Ends 

Old Porcelain Tap bits.

Deco Sterling Silver Brooch with 
2 x Victorian Sterling Silver Button Hooks.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yay!! Spring is here..... beautiful blue skies!!

Tassie has turned it on today......
there is nothing like clear blue skies
 with the odd cotton wool ball cloud!

This Retro Bobble Head Money Box is a rarity.....
usually they are damaged or incomplete but this one is
perfect and very cute!

This is a local Launceston lad who went to WW11.
His name is John Dargan and he was a Corporal
 and saw action in El Alamein and Tobruk.

One of his relatives (I think his mum) has gone to the trouble 
of sticking an article from a newspaper at the time.

She has also recorded his service number
 and his Battalion and Division details.

This is a Hobart lad - Arthur Bowen - we think.
The photo has been hand tinted and is signed by
 an Art Studio in Hobart and dated 1907. 
He was in the 40th Battalion (Infantry) during World War 1

Rather cute retro Coffee or side table.

This pottery and timber lamp is from the 60's/70's
 and was made by an Australian pottery company Rathjen.

Hope this weather continues.....

Have a great weekend!