Charity Vintage: Master sardine tin opener and fish server

'Charity Vintage' blog post banner

Vintage Master sardine tin opener and fish server

We’ve found a really quirky item for this week’s Charity Vintage post. We don’t think we’ve ever come across a Master sardine tin opener and fish server before… but, if you’re a big eater of tinned fish, then what could be better? It looks good and does the job perfectly.

It’s currently up for sale by Pilgrims Hospices* with a buy it now price of £10 and a further £1.99 for postage.

*Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent run 3 hospices to help and support families and patients suffering from terminal illnesses. Their aim is to optimise the profits from items donated to their charity

Charity Vintage: Board games

'Charity Vintage' blog post banner

collection of vintage board games

The first week of the long school summer holiday has just started… do your kids getting bored quickly or do they hole themselves up in their bedrooms for hours on end playing solitary computer games?

Now’s a great time to go up into the loft or storage cupboard and break out those vintage board games! Not got any? Clic Sargent* have these four for sale right now.

Playing board games as a family is such an enjoyable, sociable, educational pastime; but alas, it’s no longer as popular as it used to be.

Get the kids interested and involved in something different; they’re not called board games for nothing! 🙂

*CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Charity Vintage: Stavangerflint Flamingo

'Charity Vintage' blog post banner

Set of vintage Stavangerflint Flamingo pottery dishes

We love vintage Scandinavian ceramics from this mid 20th century era.

This fabulous selection of kitchen/dining ware is currently for sale on eBay – in 10 separate lots – all proceeds going to The Hospice of St Francis*. There are serving plates, dishes and tureens. They have 12 pieces for sale in all, a great opportunity to buy a ready-made collection!

It’s in the Flamingo pattern which was designed by Inger Waage for Stavangarflint of Norway… it’s spare yet vibrant – in gorgeous fresh yellow, green and blue.

Most of the listings end tomorrow night (12 July 2015) about 9pm, a few of the others are ‘buy it now’ and finish in 19 days.

Get your bids in!!

*The Hospice of St Francis aims to bring peace, comfort and dignity to patients and families facing the crisis of serious illness. Care is free of charge and a flexible and individual approach is made. With a running budget of over £3 million a year, every purchase here, big or small, makes a huge difference.

Charity Vintage: Green Cathrineholm bowl

'Charity Vintage' blog post banner

Green vintage Cathrineholm bowl (ends 28 Jun, 2015 21:01:13 BST)

Cathrineholm just keeps getting more and more popular. When it appears on eBay it’s virtually guaranteed to sell, no matter what condition it’s in. This 8-inch avocado green Cathrineholm bowl is for sale by Crossways Enterprises*. It’s described as being in “good, used condition”, just a couple of scratches and tiny chips to the rim.

It’s currently £8.29 with an additional £3 P&P – so cheap! One sold a fortnight ago for £38. The going rate for the 8-inch size is around the £40 mark.

*Crossways Enterprises works to empower Crossways residents and local communities to combat exclusion and stigma regarding mental health. they aim to provide a person-centred platform from which to serve communities through sustainable projects and thus enabling each individual to realise that they are valued. Their vision is to build communities where people of all backgrounds are included and have the opportunity to live in dignity with hope for the future.

Charity Vintage: Whitefriars nipple vase

'Charity Vintage' blog post banner

Vintage Whitefriars nipple vase

We have a high-end Charity Vintage item for you this week. Helen & Douglas House* are selling this fantastic vintage Whitefriars nipple vase.

An identical vase, in the same sage green colourway, sold in March for £800. Another nipple vase, in kingfisher blue, ends tomorrow and is currently at £450. Yet another, in aqua, is for sale elsewhere online with a price of £900. This example above is listed with a ‘buy it now’ price of £800 but they are open to offers; a very fair price.

Up until fairly recently, we had a collection of tangerine Whitefriars art glass. However, as is the way when you’re vintage dealers, items come & go, ebb & flow.

*Helen & Douglas House is a registered charity providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions, as well as support and friendship for the whole family.

Charity Vintage: Fortnum & Mason wicker picnic basket

'Charity Vintage' blog post banner

Fortnum & Mason wicker picnic basket(ends 14 Jun, 2015 21:01:52 BST)

It’s summer, it’s festival season – Glasto kicks off in a couple of weeks. Perhaps you’re more of a Bestival, Latitude or even a Glyndbourne kind of person. Whichever tickles your fancy, this fine vintage Fortnum & Mason wicker picnic basket would be just perfect for popping your picnic accoutrements into.

It’s up for sale by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices* and is currently only £5.50 plus £6.99

Carry on glamping! 🙂

*East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes; in families’ own homes, in hospital or at one of their hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.