Friday, January 20, 2012

Perfect Launceston weather!

We are having lovely 24, 25 degree days with days of 28 29 intermingled.
Last night was a hot one and at 1.30 am it was still 17 degrees!

Anyhow this warm weather is certainly bringing out the tourists
with people from Adelaide SA, Sunshine Coast QLD and Perth WA 
visiting Recycled Relix.

Here are some of the new items in store now!

I may have to take this home..... just love the look.
It is a Hutschenreuther Cup Saucer and Plate from Bavaria
c1940s 1950s

The Gold CS&P is also a Hutschenreuther, the rear left is 
marked Bavaria and the rear right is Felda Rhon.
Both these makers made china for the Third Reicht.

On the left is the Kodak Brownie Six-20 c1947 and still in
working order.
On the right is the Kodal 1A Autographic JR c1913 again in working order
and with lovely detail....

And for the purist - it also has its PEN held in the brackets 
of the Autograph compartment. 
When you took the photo you would write on the film with the pen.
The pen itself is worth $50 as they were often lost and 
this is the first one I have seen complete!

A Wind Up Monkey c1920s 
or should I say an UGLY Wind Up Monkey!

Edwards & Co Coffee & Chicory Tin and 2 Tasma Bottles c1925

From top to bottom: A Launceston Bank for Savings Coin
with Colonel Paterson on the rear,
An old Fob Compass,
and a Seikoshi Longines Fob Watch 

A pair of Roumanian Silver serving spoons.....

A Vintage Mount Royal Half Hunter Fob Watch 
with a rolled rose gold ladies watch.

Wedgwood Jasperware plates and ashtray in the 
original boxes.

Retro Orange Pumpin Light Shades or candle covers.

Early 1900s Joseph Sankey and Son Copper Candle Holder.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hot & Humid in Tassie.....?? For a day or two anyway!

We moved 5 years ago this month to Tasmania
for a reprieve from the Queensland heat and humidity.
The first week we were here it was 30 degrees 
and I was so upset and wondered what had we done!
Anyhow I have learnt now that even if we do have A hot day
it is just that 1 day, maybe 2 then Tassie does 
what it does best and turns on the 23/24 degree 
blue sky days....
Today with an expected 29 degrees - I can not wait for tomorrow!

Meanwhile in business land we are seeing a few tourists....
and here are some of the new items in store now.....

Original Disney Bambi and a smaller version

Lovely Retro Ballerina placemats in original box

Retro Kissing Whales - wall plaques

Lucas Motorbike Light c 1930s

Retro Orange Glass Canister and Old Bread Board

Vintage 50/60s Grosvenor Diana EPNS Cutlery set 
in original box and does not look like it has been used!

Vintage Costume Jewelry

Vintage Oroton purse and Glomesh style purses 
and compact

Wade Heath Butterfly Plate, Thorley Rose Log Vase
Rabbits souvenir ware

Sterling Silver handled Bread/Wedding Cake knife
Crystal trinket box and tray 

Large Crystal Vase with large mouth for
huge bunches of flowers!

Large Crystal Jug

Retro Inland Glass Platter and retro tile tray

Mother of pearl Butterfly trinket box and 
Rikaro Crystal Paperweight

Harper Scales & Weights

Krups Comet Scales

1930s Holy Bible, Bridal Bible and miniature Holy Bible

Hope you have a lovely week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you have all had a nice break with your families.

We enjoyed the New Year Fireworks in Launceston 
 they were quite spectacular and very loud!

For those of you with interstate families (like us)
we also had to see the QLD New Year in
which meant staying awake till 1am and then talking to 
my brother till 1.30am!

Somehow he thinks Tassie is backward yet
 Tasmania saw the New Year in FIRST.....
So I don't see his logic!

Anyhow back to business....

I have some unusual and interesting items to show you.....

This is a 19th Century Leather covered Travelling Inkwell 
Nicely decorated and in pretty good condition
given its age.....

One WW2 German Army Pin, 
an Italian Fascist Pin from the Mussolini era,
and a Russian Supreme Commando Regiment Pin.
(Thanks Neil Harris for correcting me !)

A lovely Brass Railway Lamp c1904
with a Red Glass Lense and rear clear glass lenses either side.
It would have been used to indicate the end of the train or carriage.

A Jews Harp.....
if you want to learn how to play this (you put it in your mouth)
have a look on You Tube.....

This is one of my favourite pieces at the moment....
It is a knife..... late 1800's early 1900's....
This is how you would have it in your pocket.

Then you slide the middle bit out....
open up the knife

Then slide it back in and it clicks in place....
ready to use..... how good is this???

Schick Injector Razor
c1930's with a butterscotch bakelite handle
in its original case and box!

Lovely Sovereign and coin holder with a 
9ct Gold Fob Medallion with 2 rifles.

This is a Swiss Made lighter by Thorens
very special .... when it is closed
 you push the button to open and it lights
as it opens.... lovely workmanship.

The picture doesn't do this Victorian Vesta 
justice..... it is  a lovely piece.....
 has a nice feel to it. 
The matches go in under the elephants chin and 
to light the match you strike it down its back.
Could be worn on a chain......

I do have some other new pieces but unfortunately
my camera and I don't get a long sometimes.....
I have a Royal Navy Badge and an Australian Airforce Pin as well.

Anyhow I hope you are having a great week!