Posts Tagged ‘charity’

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.

Charity Vintage: T G Green Streamline

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

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Collection of 1930s T G Green Streamline pottery kitchen storage jars
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This collection of vintage 1930s T G Green Streamline kitchen storage jars is currently up for sale on eBay for Charity in support of Yorkshire Cat Rescue (formerly Haworth Cat Rescue).*

They’re for sale singly, with a starting bid of £25 each; some already have a couple of bids on them. They’d look fabulous in a vintage, 30s inspired kitchen, perhaps sitting in an original kitchenette from the era. They all end tomorrow evening so get your skates on if you’re interested!

*Yorkshire Cat Rescue is an independent charity based in West Yorkshire that takes in and rehomes abandoned and unwanted domestic & feral cats/kittens. Yorkshire Cat Rescue will benefit 100% from all auctions where YCR is the seller.

Charity Vintage: Five vintage Kenneth Townsend tiles

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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set of 5 vintage Kenneth Townsend tiles; cockerel, elephant, robin, hedgehog and mouse
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We’ve mentioned Kenneth Townsend quite a lot in blogs in the past – he’s one of our favourite designers. His “Menagerie” series of tiles are very collectable and much sought after. Here’s a lot of five Kenneth Townsend “Menagerie” tiles for sale on eBay in support of The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home*.

*The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home is a registered charity in the Chiltern area which offers specialist home nursing care, support and advice for patients with life threatening illnesses. The professional care offered by our teams of nurses enables patients to stay at home through their illness.