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Charity Vintage: Master sardine tin opener and fish server

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

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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

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

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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

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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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) 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.