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
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  • 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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Ministry of Defence MOD Metal Stencil with crowfoot icon
SOLD – MOD metal stencil
A large curved aluminium stencil that reads "MOD" - Ministry of Defence - and features the iconic broad arrow / crow's foot symbol. There is a slight curve to this stencil so we are guessing that it was used on cylindrical containers or boxes of some description possibly ordnance.
  • Width = 15" / 38 cm
  • Height = 8" / 20 cm
  • Letter height = 2.75" / 7 cm
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scratch built folk art wooden figure
SOLD – folk art figurines
A pair of scratch-built, folk art figurines that are jointed and articulated allowing the arms and legs to move freely. Painted in red, green and black these are fun figures that can sit on shelves or other places to add a dash of colour and a talking point to any room in a domestic or retail environment. The price quoted is for a single figure - we have 2 available. Approximate measurements
  • Height: 8" / 20 cm
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SOLD – cast iron lions
SOLD – cast iron lions
A pair of heavy antique cast iron lions - very decorative - possibly doorstops or maybe firedogs.
  • Height = 9"
  • Width = 4.5"
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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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early 19th century portrait of a seated lady
SOLD – 19th century portrait
An early 19th century watercolour of a seated lady deep in her own thoughts with long flowing dark hair and colour in her cheeks.
  • Frame Height = 14" / 35.5 cm
  • Frame Width = 13" / 33 cm
  • Image Height = 9" / 23 cm
  • Image Width = 6.5" / 16.5 cm
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Antique wooden shoe lasts
SOLD – Victorian shoe lasts
A beautiful pair of antique mahogany ladies shoe lasts with a lovely feel and patina that has aged well giving a lovely colour and smoothness - an irresistibly tactile pair.
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Charlotte Fawley original ballet drawing in ink of Teddy Kumakawa 1998
SOLD – Royal Ballet artwork
Charlotte Fawley is a artist with an extensive portfolio of work that has built through her long association with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where she works as an invited artist. This drawing features former Royal Ballet principal dancer Tetsuya "Teddy" Kumakawa in the Royal Opera House production of the Prince of the Pagodas in 1998. This is an unmounted or framed original artwork hand-drawn in ink of ivory paper. Measurements (A3):
  • Width = 16.5" / 42 cm
  • Height = 11.75" / 29.7 cm
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Salvaged Shop sign Letter R
SOLD – salvaged letter – R
A brushed steel and red perspex 3D shop advertising sign letter R. This is one of a number of letters that we currently have available.
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Alfa-Laval milking machine collection jars
SOLD – vintage dairy jars
Pre-owned large glass Alfa Laval dairy milking machine milk collection jar (2 available). A large heavy plate glass container that would have been at the heart of a milking machine measuring the yield from each cow as it was milked. There is a measurement scale and the makers brand markings etched into the glass.
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Victorian Bamboo cane with hallmarked silver elements 1903
SOLD – Edwardian bamboo 1903
An early Edwardian antique walking stick / cane with bamboo shaft and 1903 hallmarked pommel / tip and collar which is also engraved with the owner's initials WVR in a script style and the maker's mark RHS.
  • Length = 36" / 90 cm
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1930'S SHOP COUNTER DISPLAY UNIT FOR HOWARD'S RAZOR BLADES
SOLD – 1930’s Howard blades
A near mint condition shop counter point-of-purchase display box from the 1930's for Howard razor blades. There are 20x boxes of blades held within the unit - each box holding 5x individually wrapped unused razor blades. A rare piece of new-old stock.
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The Royal Logistics Corp - large plaque
SOLD – Royal Logistics Corp
A pre-owned original vintage British Army Royal Logistic Corps display plaque or sign which is in pretty good used condition. A highly decorative piece with the regiment's badge and coat of arms clearly displayed in the centre, with the Corps name written on scrolls at the top and further scroll work overlaying a wreath with the names Peninsula, Waterloo, Taku Forts, Pekin and Lucknow applied. There is some wear to the top right hand corner. Approximate measurements:
  • Height: 35" / 89 cm
  • Width: 13.5" / 35 cm
  • Depth: 0.25" / 7 mm
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Strand Patt 23 theatre light
SOLD – Strand theatre light
An original Strand PATT 23 theatre light that works when powered up but has not been PAT tested and is sold on that understanding as found for restoration.
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Vintage 1967 Stanfords School World Map
SOLD – 1967 School World Map
A vintage linen-backed map of the world - published in 1967 and attached to two wooden poles with a cotton loop for both tying the map up securely when rolled up and for hanging from when unrolled.
  • Width = 40" / 100 cm
  • Height = 28" / 71 cm


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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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    Milkmaster of Keynsham enamel sign
    SOLD – vintage enamel sign – MILKMASTER
    A decorative and desirable enamel sign that was either used to advertise Milkmaster milking machines or was fixed to a machine to brand it. A great example of agricultural signage and branding from around the 1950's that would look great in any room in your house or retail space. Approximate measurements are:
    • Height = 6.5" / 16.5 cm
    • Width = 10" / 25.5 cm
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    DETAIL FROM ORIGINAL 1950'S POSTER OF THE CUNARD FLEET
    SOLD – Cunard 1950’s poster
    A large original 1950's poster that celebrates a review of the Cunard fleet as it was in that time. The poster is titled and names each of the 12 cruise ships / Ocean liners in the bottom border - this reads: Cunard Line - Largest Passenger Fleet on the Atlantic Queen Elizabeth - Queen Mary - Mauretania - Caronia - Britannic - Media - Parthia - Carinthea - Ivernia - Saxonia - Sylvania - Scythia The poster measures approximately:
    • Height = 18" / 45cm
    • Width = 25.5" / 64 cm
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    Bulgarian enamel sign "Place to Smoke"
    SOLD – Bulgarian enamel sign
    "Място за пушене" - a white & red Bulgarian enamel sign that translates to "Place to Smoke". The overall condition is good with minor signs of wear visible on the edges. Approximate measurements
    • Height: 8" / 20 cm
    • Width: 12" / 30 cm
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    Mid-Century Sri Lankan Ancestor Mask
    SOLD – Sri Lankan Mask
    A beautifully ornate and colourful mid-20th century Sri Lankan polychrome wooden ancestors mask that measures approx 17" high x 22" wide. Hand-painted & carved and showing the snake god Naga Rakshasa surrounded by serpents and people.
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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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    Sailing Ship Oil Wells
    SOLD – nautical painting
    An atmospheric painting of a three masted ship under full sail in a stormy sea believed to be painted in acrylics on canvas that has then been stretched over board in an expressive manner and painterly style, being framed but not glazed. The painting is signed and we believe the artist is F.Wells. - date unknown. The size of the framed painting is:
    • Wide = 26" / 66 cm
    • Height = 22.25" / 57 cm
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    SOLD – Atsonea console table
    SOLD – Atsonea console table
    A highly decorated reproduction Regency / Rococo style wall mounted console table / shelf made by Atsonea - probably from the 1950's. Atsonea are known for making a range of decorative Regency and Rococo style furnishings, mirrors and other pieces in the 1950's and 1960's. This piece is mainly wooden in construction with plaster and resin decorative areas finished in a gilt or gold paint. Approx measurements:
    • Width = 17" / 43 cm
    • Height = 10" / 26 cm
    • Depth = 9" / 23 cm
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    Large enamel MUSTARD sign
    SOLD – MUSTARD enamel
    Part of a much larger enamel sign that shouts the word MUSTARD across the room in heavy black Sans Serif type on a mustard yellow background. The overall condition is good with signs of wear and corrosion visible on some edges. Approximate measurements
    • Height: 16" / 41 cm
    • Width: 32.5" / 83 cm
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    Victorian portrait of a gentleman
    SOLD – a Victorian gentleman
    An unframed Victorian painting of a bearded gentleman sitting against a dark background in a jacket with a thin bow like tie and a gold watch chain. It's possible that this piece is an overpainted albumen photograph of the subject that was applied to the canvas and then retouched with oil paint - the texture of which is evident in many areas. There is damage in the form of a tear in the canvas that is plainly visible in the photographs supplied in the lower half of the piece and a good clean may be in order depending on your feelings about this. Approx measurements:
    • Wide = 20" / 51 cm
    • Height = 24" / 61 cm
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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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    Zenith 10 x 20 binoculars
    SOLD – Zenith binoculars
    An interesting and rare pair of silver coloured Zenith 10 x 20 binoculars that come with a brown leather case with soft red lining. These small glasses have the following engraved into the body:

    Zenith Coated Optics 10 x 20 Field 4° No. 51156

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    Green steel filing index cabinet
    SOLD – steel filing cabinet
    A clean example of an Art Deco era 4 drawer steel / metal filing cabinet of index card size. There are 4 four drawers that all run freely - The condition is good - This is a heavy piece weighing approx 12 KG. Approx measurements:
    • Width = 16" / 41 cm
    • Height = 13" / 33 cm
    • Depth = 15.5" / 39 cm
    • Weight = 12 KG
    • Number of drawers = 4
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    SOLD – 1970’s pub mirror
    SOLD – 1970’s pub mirror
    This is a pre-owned and used pub or club sign from around the 1970's - Made of a glass mirror with the words "No Smoking" printed or painted onto the mirror is a very distinctive typeface of its time. The mirror is framed in dark wood with golden gilt decoration and backed in hardboard - nailed and taped with a string attached for hanging. The framed miror measures approx:
    • Height = 8" / 20 cm
    • Width = 30" / 76 cm
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    Original Charlotte Fawley Ballet drawings Deborah Bull Manon ROH 1998
    SOLD – Charlotte Fawley original
    Charlotte Fawley is a artist with an extensive portfolio of work that has built through her long association with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where she works as an invited artist. This drawing features English ballet dancer Deborah Bull in the Royal Opera House production of Manon in 1998. In this production she played the role of Lescaut's Mistress. This is an unmounted or framed original artwork hand-drawn in ink of ivory paper. Measurements (A3):
    • Width = 16.5" / 42 cm
    • Height = 11.75" / 29.7 cm
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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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    Vintage Opticians Trial Lens Set
    SOLD – vintage optician’s trial lens set
    An original vintage optician's optometry optical full trial lens set with lenses housed in a slotted tray that lifts out of the purpose built wooden case. All the slots within the case have a lens and there are extra lenses provided. We believe that this set dates back to around the 1930's though would love to hear your thoughts on whether you agree or disagree.
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    SOLD - bank of 8 drawers
    SOLD – 8 drawer 1930’s cabinet
    A clean example of an Art Deco era 8 drawer filing cabinet made by Stone. This is an example of the Stone's "Popular" Series of Cabinets and has the "cut away" style of drawers with brass handles. This cabinet is an 8 drawer model - a 4 drawer configuration was also available. Both could be ordered in different sizes and with cut away or flush sided drawers. The approx dimensions of this cabinet are:
    • Width = 18.5" / 47 cm
    • Height = 10.5" / 27 cm
    • Depth = 14.5" / 37 cm
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    Spanish Civil War steel helmet - 1930's -
    SOLD – Spanish M21 helmet
    An original M21 helmet from the Spanish Civil war. The M21helmet was the first to be locally produced in Spain and was known as "Sin Ala" - Without Wings - due to the straight sides of the helmet. 12,000 were produced in 1926 before being replaced by the M-26 helmet "Con Ala" - With Wings. This example has its original brown leather lining with metal rings built in to attach the strap - There is no strap with this helmet.
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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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    Original Charlotte Fawley Ballet drawings Igor Zelensky Romeo and Juliet ROH 1998
    SOLD – Charlotte Fawley ROH 1998
    Charlotte Fawley is a artist with an extensive portfolio of work that has built through her long association with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where she works as an invited artist. This drawing features Russian ballet dancer Igor Zelensky in the Royal Opera House production of the Romeo & Juliet in 1998. In this production he played Romeo to Darcey Bussell's Juliet. This is an unmounted or framed original artwork hand-drawn in ink of ivory paper. Measurements (A3):
    • Width = 16.5" / 42 cm
    • Height = 11.75" / 29.7 cm
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    Art Deco Kodak Six-16 Model C folding bellows camera
    SOLD – Kodak Six-16 Model C
    A pre-owned and used example of of a near antique Kodak Six-16 Model C folding bellows camera - Made in the UK in the 1920's and being in the region of 90 years old. Supplied with an original Kodak leather case, it has not been film tested and is being sold as untested and as found, on the understanding that its sale is primarily for spares or as collectable item for display purposes. This particular camera is in lovely condition for its age though you may wish to give it a clean - the shutter fires as expected and though a little stiff it opens and closes easily.
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