Posts Tagged ‘1960s’

Charity Vintage: Jungle Book LP

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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vintage Jungle Book LP(ends 21 Apr, 2014 12:15:45 BST)

You always get the question in celebrity Q&As, “What was the first record you ever bought?” Well, I’m not sure if I actually bought it. I would have been a bit too young to go to the record shop on my own, with my own money, but The Jungle Book LP was my first record!

I played it over & over & over again, my clumsy hands probably ruining the needle on my parents’ record player. I knew all the words to all the songs – I probably still do!

This copy of the Jungle Book record being sold by & in support of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice* is in very good condition – both the record and its sleeve.

What was your first record?

*Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice provides vital care to patients and families living with terminal illness across Birmingham and Sandwell. All monies raised through their online shop will help them to care for more families living with terminal illness.


In Orbit

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup & saucer | H is for Home

Wow!! How about this for an eye-popping bit of orange Op Art loveliness?

vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup maker's mark | H is for Home

This cup & saucer is from the Orbit range produced by Burleigh in the 1960s. It’s superb and quite uncharacteristic of their usual output which is normally very traditional. Someone must have had a rush of blood to the head (or taken LSD) that week. It’s quite a rare pattern and doesn’t appear for sale often.

vintage orange Burleigh Orbit cup & saucer with sugar lumps | H is for Home

It’s a great display piece, and would also provide the perfect pick-me-up start to the day filled with strong coffee. We’ve got a few for sale and they’ll appear in our webshop soon.

Charity Vintage: H Lait & Sons sideboards

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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pair of H Lait & Sons sideboards for sale on eBay for CharityTop: (ends 21 Mar, 2014 16:19:21 GMT)
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We’ve featured a few vintage 1950s teak sideboards in our Charity Vintage series in the past and they’ve proved popular with our blog visitors.

The two sideboards pictured above are a little bit unusual. They’re more 60s Mod than 50s Mid-century Modern. They’re being sold by different sellers, but are both made by H Lait & Sons. There hasn’t been anything by this maker on eBay for AGES but, like buses… you know the rest!

The lot (top photo) consisting of sideboard, table & chairs is being sold by & on behalf of Age UK East Sussex*. It’s offered as ‘buy it now’ £220.00 (also open to offers).

The sideboard on its own (bottom photo) is being sold by & on behalf of Bolton Community Transport & Furniture Services* and currently has had one bid of £45.

Both items are listed as buyer to collect. However, BCTF offers a free delivery service if you’re located within a 5 mile road journey of Bolton town centre.

*Age UK East Sussex is an independent local charity dedicated to helping people in later life in East Sussex. Our vision is for East Sussex to be a county where people in later life flourish.

*Bolton Community Transport & Furniture Services assists in the relief of poverty, sickness and distress, the preservation of health and any other charitable purposes through the provision of transport and/or furniture and recycling furniture and white goods for the benefit of communities in the UK, and particularly, but not exclusively, those in Greater Manchester.

Charity Vintage: 7ft McIntosh sideboard

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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vintage Mcintosh sideboard being sold on eBay for Charity in support of St Vincent Support Centre
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St Vincent Support Centre in Leeds regularly gets hold of wonderful bits of mid-century modern furniture. This 7ft teak McIntosh sideboard is no exception. The ‘buy it now’ price is £245, but they’re open to offers. They even offer delivery to London for £60.

*St Vincent’s is part of the international charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society, and exists to promote self-sufficiency by building bridges of support and creating opportunities that enhance the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks and community support. They offer a wide range of services to people who need it most, including free debt advice, counselling, free adult learning, and volunteering/training placements for unemployed and adults with special needs.

Charity Vintage: 1960s kitchenette

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

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vintage 1960s kitchenette being sold on eBay for Charity in support of The Butterfly Hospice
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We’ve featured vintage kitchenettes in our Charity Vintage section before. They’re really popular, useful and attractive – we have one in our kitchen that stores all our baking paraphernalia.

The 1960s kitchenette featured here looks to be in very good condition – they’ve posted lots of photos. It just needs a little cosmetic attention to its paintwork. It’s being sold by The Butterfly Hospice* themselves, so they get 100% of the final profit. It has a ‘buy it now’ price tag of £150 which is very reasonable.

*The Butterfly Hospice was built by the community to provide palliative care services to patients with advanced life-limiting disease, and to offer advice and support to relatives, carers and healthcare professionals involved in their care. The inpatient unit provides care free of cost to patients and their families.