Art Deco - or earlier - child's tricycle with solid wheels
Art-Deco tricycle with solid wheels
This is a super find, early 20th century child's tricycle in "as found" condition. There is rust, tarnish and the leather saddle has got lost on its journey, but what a journey it must have been. Solid wheels and a beautifully curved frame would make this an absolutely stunning addition to any interior project within a home, shop, restaurant or theatrical production. Clean it up to reveal its inner beauty or leave as it is to tell its story - this one's a keeper.
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Vintage exercise pins or juggling clubs x3
3x vintage exercise or juggling clubs
A set of three vintage / possibly antique vintage wooden juggling clubs / Indian exercise pins. These are matching pieces hand turned from a light coloured wood - possibly beech. Approximate measurements:
  • Height = 39 cm
  • Width at widest point = 6 cm
  • Weight = 420g each
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Amusement arcade dragon head
SOLD – WSM pier dragon 1
One of a pair of large layered and brightly painted wooden dragons heads that come (by repute) from the amusement arcade on Weston Super Mare Pier. This dragon is facing right - the other faces left giving you the potential for the two pieces facing each other and forming an arch or a single piece which is bright, tactile and a lot of fun. The overall condition is good with signs of wear and tear as seen in the photographs. Approximate measurements
  • Height: tbc" / tbc cm
  • Width: tbc" / tbc cm
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large amusement arcade fairground dragon head
SOLD – WSM pier dragon 2
One of a pair of large layered and brightly painted wooden dragon heads that come (by repute) from the amusement arcade on Weston Super Mare Pier. This dragon is facing left - the other faces right giving you the potential for the two pieces facing each other and forming an arch or a single piece which is bright, tactile and a lot of fun. The overall condition is good with signs of wear and tear as seen in the photographs.
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Large Fairground Panel with mirrors and dragons
SOLD – fairground panel
This is a large and heavy panel most likely from a fairground / circus game or theatrical set that depicts Oriental fire dragons within the design and the initials "SP" feature centrally in white. Hand painted on wood with small circular mirrors applied to each end and carved into a curved almost pelmet style shape. Approximate measurements:
  • Width = 50" / 126 cm
  • Height = 13" / 33 cm
  • Depth = 0.75" / 2.2 cm
  • Weight = approx 7kg
 
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Dairy Ice Cream - hand painted 1950's fairground art
SOLD – Dairy Ice Cream – 1950’s sign
An original hand painted sign advertising "Dairy Ice Cream" believed to have come from a fairground stall and dating back to the 1950's. Painted on wood this sign has some clear signs of age with chips and scratches as shown in the photographs. Our Dairy Ice Cream sign measures approx:
  • Width: 42" / 107 cm
  • Height: 8.75" / 22 cm
  • Depth: just under 0.5" / 8 mm
 
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A set of 6x Aunt Sally sticks
SOLD – vintage Aunt Sally sticks
A set of six pre-owned and used Aunt Sally sticks sourced locally here in Oxfordshire.
The general condition is good with no splits or cracks
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vintage fairground darts game sign
SOLD – fairground DARTS
A good sized hand painted double sided sign from a fairground sideshow darts game. The lettering is hand painted in white on a red background on wood. There is evidence of this sign being painted over the top of an older sign as you can see the previous messages through the red paint when the light catches them. The general condition is good but there are obvious areas of wear to the paint and the bodywork
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vintage fairground ball game
SOLD – vintage fairground game
An old and heavily used fairground ball game with the ageing, patina, bumps and scrapes that you would expect for a piece with the history and life it has led.
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GOLD RUSH fruit machine panel
SOLD – Gold Rush Slots
A fruit-machine / slot-machine / arcade game GOLD RUSH front panel which is traditionally decorated on the reverse side and would have originally been back-lit with the games reels viewed through the windows in the middle. Made of thick perspex the overall condition of this piece is good as can be seen in the photographs attached. An interesting decorative piece that could make an original back-lit hanging, unique picture frame or table top.
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1950's Mobo tinplate Prairie King Rocking Horse body
SOLD – Mobo Prairie King horse
A vintage child's rocking horse made by Mobo in the 1950's and called "The Prairie King". We are offering the horse only - with signs of patina (rust) and paint wear. The handles and footrests have been removed and are available on request. A highly decorative piece that always raises a smile whilst nodding towards the bygone age of fairground gallopers.
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Its Thrilling - wooden painted fairground ride sign
SOLD – “It’s Thrilling”
This is a pre-owned and used painted sign from a fairground ride dating from the late 20th century. Being one of a series, each with a different message to tell the wider story of the ride. This one saying "It's Thrilling" The sign measures (at its widest points) approximately:
  • Height = 10.5" / 27 cm
  • Width = 34" / 87 cm
  • Thickness = 0.25" / 0.5 cm
 
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SOLD – 1980’s fruit-machine panel
SOLD – 1980’s fruit-machine panel
A late 20th century arcade game / slot machine "Wheel of Wealth" front panel It is opaque as it would have been lit from behind when on the machine with a series of lights mimicking a moving roulette wheel. A fun and colourful addition to any room. Approximate measurements:
  • Diameter = 15 " / 38 cm
  • Thickness = 1/8th " / 3m
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Ex RAF Grampion PA Speaker Horn
SOLD – 46″ RAF speaker horn
A large vintage Grampian SP25 long throw speaker horn reputedly from an Royal Air Force base in Wiltshire UK where it was most likely used as part of a PA system.
  • Approx measurements:
  • Height: 46" / 117 cm
  • Width at widest point: 22.5" / 57 cm
  • Weight: 7kg
  • Driver 15 ohms / 25 watts
Untested at this stage and thus being sold as a decorative item for interior/exterior design projects, prop usage or as a spares and repairs project.
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The Sea Lady - hand painted heavy wooden sign
SOLD – The Sea Lady – fairground art
An original hand painted sign that reads The Sea Lady. This is a large and very study / heavy piece that will be a statement in any setting. Painted on reclaimed wood by a professional sign-writer of some 30+ years as a decorative interior piece for any setting. The Sea Lady measures approx:
  • Width: 39" / 100 cm
  • Height: 9" / 23 cm
  • Depth: 0.75" / 2 cm
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Opera dei Pupi Marionette - Sicilian puppet theatre marionette
SOLD – Sicilian knight marionette
A beautiful articulated 1950's marionette / puppet from an Opera dei Pupi - Puppet theatre from Sicily in Italy.
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19th Century French Antique Snare Drum
SOLD – 19th Century Drum
Believed to be a late nineteenth century military snare drum that was adopted for use in a fair or circus in later life - Wood, Brass and calf skin.
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Vintage Hand-painted Circus Sign
SOLD – Hand-painted CIRCUS sign
CIRCUS 2 of 2.– our second (and last) beautiful, colourful statement piece that will look great in any room of your house or a bar, restaurant or club.
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Red Fairground Decorative Mask
SOLD – Vintage fairground art – wooden head
This 62cm high mask with an open mask was probably used in a ball throwing game to win prizes.
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Blue Fairground Decorative Mask
SOLD – Fairground art
This 62cm high mask with an open mouth which was probably used in a ball throwing game to win prizes.
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Hand-painted Circus Sign
SOLD – CIRCUS sign
CIRCUS - a beautiful, colourful statement piece hand-painted on wood, that will look great in any room of your house or a bar, restaurant or club.
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