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Charity Vintage: Cantilever sewing box

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

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vintage cantilever sewing box for sale by & in support of Isabel Hospice
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This vintage wooden cantilever sewing box (with a collection of threads and other haberdashery bits) is being sold by & in support of one of the charities we feature quite a lot here, Isabel Hospice*.

We’ve had quite a few of these pass through our shop over the years. Sewing has had something of a major renaissance in the past few years. Lots of talented people are even making an indie career out of it, selling on sites such as  Etsy, Folksy and Dawanda.

*Isabel Hospice is a charity needing to raise nearly £4 million per annum to provide their free services to the people of eastern Hertfordshire. Their ethos is that they treat the whole person, not simply the illness. They offer a complete hospice service through their team of Community Nurse Specialists, a 16-bed, in-patient hospice, a day hospice, outreach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.

Charity Vintage: Astounding Science Fiction magazines

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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complete set of Astounding Science Fiction Magazine from 1955 for sale by CLIC Sargent on eBay for Charity
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This week the world saw the space probe Philae land on a comet after a 10-year, 4-billion mile journey. To a person living in the 1950s this story would feel like utter science fiction. Back then there’d have been no astronauts, no moon landing, no space shuttles. The first living being in orbit didn’t happen until 1957.

This set of Astounding Science Fiction magazines from 1955 is being sold by & in support of CLIC Sargent*. The cover artwork is sensational I bet the stories are too! They have other sets of this title currently for sale alongside sets of Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Space Science Fiction and if Worlds of Science Fiction. If you’re a sci-fi or pulp fiction buff – these would be fantastic additions to your collection.

*CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.


Charity Vintage: Paddington Bear

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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vintage Paddington Bear stuffed toy for sale by and in support of Isabel Hospice
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Paddington Bear the movie will be at the cinema from the 28th of November. It has an all-star cast including Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville and Julie Walters with a soundtrack by Sigur Ros. But the star of the show is the gorgeous little bear as the trailer below proves.

 This vintage Paddington Bear is for sale at the moment on eBay for Charity by Isabel Hospice*. He’s a little play worn – as he should be. He’s only £5 plus £5 P&P.

A perfect Christmas present!

*Isabel Hospice is a charity needing to raise nearly £4 million per annum to provide their free services to the people of eastern Hertfordshire. Their ethos is that they treat the whole person, not simply the illness. They offer a complete hospice service through their team of Community Nurse Specialists, a 16-bed, in-patient hospice, a day hospice, outreach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.


Charity Vintage: 6-slice Dualit toaster

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

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6-slice Dualit toaster for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of British Heart Foundation
(ends 5 Nov, 2014 20:36:37 GMT)

This stainless steel 6-slice Dualit toaster isn’t strictly ‘vintage’, although it’s definitely second hand. We’ve had a couple of Dualit toasters in our time. We had a purple, limited-edition one from Liberty of London which we swapped for a limited edition Selfridges one when it no longer went with the colour scheme in our kitchen.

Much as we love our orange Dualit it only has 2 slots, so if we both want toast at the same time – which is often – there’s a queue!

If you have a large family (or just like big portions of toast!) this 6-slot version is ideal. Dualit toasters last a lifetime; if a heating element goes (which we have never had happen) it’s easy to repair.

This one for sale by British Heart Foundation* isn’t in pristine condition but a wad of Duraglit and some elbow grease will make a vast improvement. It’s currently £27 which is an absolute bargain! And the £4.50 postage charge is cheap, cheap, cheap!

*British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. They help save lives with information, patient care and pioneering research. With your support, they’re beating heart disease for good.




Charity Vintage: Space age lamp

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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vintage space age lamp for sale on eBay for Charity by Isabel Hospice (ends 30 Oct, 2014 08:55:16 GMT)

This vintage space age lamp is one of our favourite items that we’ve featured to date on Charity Vintage.

It looks very much like the Lumitron light designed by Robert Welch. It’s currently for sale on eBay for Charity by Isabel Hospice* whose items we’ve featured a fair few times here. It’s a ‘buy it now’ item priced at £100. It’s not cheap, but there are currently 25 people who have saved it to their watched items.

*Isabel Hospice is a charity needing to raise nearly £4 million per annum to provide their free services to the people of eastern Hertfordshire. Their ethos is that they treat the whole person, not simply the illness. They offer a complete hospice service through their team of Community Nurse Specialists, a 16-bed, in-patient hospice, a day hospice, outreach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.