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Charity Vintage: Christmas Corgi vehicles

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

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Boxed set of 10 vintage Christmas Corgi die cast vehicles for sale by & in support of DebRA(ends 14 Dec, 2014 15:23:46 GMT)

As it’s nearing Christmas, we’re doing a festive Charity Vintage post. This week, we’re featuring this fab boxed set of vintage Corgi Christmas vehicles. The 10 vehicles, which include Ford vans, Bedford Buses and Morris trucks, are all emblazoned with Christmas greetings.

The set ends tomorrow and is up for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of DebRA*

They’d make a great Christmas present for a vintage vehicle fan – whatever their age!

*DebRA provides nursing and social care for people with EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa) – a painful condiiton where the skin and internal membranes blister at the slightest touch. DebRA also funds research programmes and are just a few years away from effective treatments.

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
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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: Mauthe mantle clock

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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vintage Mauthe mantle clock for sale on eBay for Charity by & on behalf of British Heart Foundation (ends 2 Mar, 2014 20:00:19 GMT)

One of our most popular images on Flickr is a 1950s pink-striped Mauthe alarm clock. It’s been blogged, reblogged, borrowed, pinned and liked all around the web.

British Heart Foundation* has an elegant, Mauthe mantle clock for sale on eBay for Charity at the moment. A solid wood surround and attractive brown face with gold-coloured metal hands and hour markers. It chimes, which I always find a quite comforting sound – you don’t get many chiming clocks any more!

*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: Vulcan child’s sewing machine

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

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vintage Vulcan child's sewing machine for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of CLIC Sargent
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We’ve sold a few of these vintage Vulcan child’s sewing machines in our shop – they always prove very popular. This example above is being sold on eBay for Charity by & in support of CLIC Sargent*.

It comes with all its accessories, instruction booklet and original box. I love the instruction where it says, “Thread cotton thus”! It’s available at the ‘buy it now’ price of £39.99 which includes postage and packing.

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

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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vintage Morestone die cast Father Christmas in a sleigh with a reindeer
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This is a festive vintage Moreston die cast Father Christmas reindeer sleigh being sold by & on behalf of The Earl Mountbatten Hospice* It’s in amazing condition for its age – apparently having been carefully wrapped up in tissue paper for over half a century!

The listing ends on Thursday – hopefully in time for the lucky high bidder to receive it in time for Christmas!

*The Earl Mountbatten Hospice is the only Hospice on the Isle of Wight providing palliative care to cancer and MND patients. They need to raise £4,500 per day to maintain the services they provide in our 15-bedded in patients ward. They also have a day Hospice that provides respite care to over 50 patients per week.