Monday, December 19, 2011

The Rare and the Unusual.....

We have lots of fun researching the items that come in....

Some are weird, some are wacky and we have lots 
that are just plain ugly but unusual.

It is amazing what you can learn about a piece when you 
search Google!

Anyhow here are a few items suitable for 
the hard to buy for, or the person who has everything!

Old Cast Iron Press .... can be 
used for flowers or books or 
could be an unusual doorstop!

Now this 1945s game is Australian, made by M & L Plastics
of Melbourne - called Race Play.
It is rare and can be found in the Queen Victoria Museum
in Melbourne. 
The idea is to pull all the horses out and then turn the 
handle to bring them back in - first in wins.....
There is Phar Lap, Windbag, Carbine, Bernborough, 
Peter Pan, Shannon and Flight.
It is made of Bakelite and as you can see there is
 1 Blue horse, 2 Red, 2 Black, 2 Green and a Brown.
Four of them have docked tails due to the passage of time 
and the original box is a little worse for wear 
but the set is in working order and great for the avid collector.

This is an old unusual Builders Chalk line - 
carved with Frog, Lizard and Bull.....

Anyhow we hope you are having a great week!

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