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Charity Vintage: Lord Nelson sugar jars

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

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complete set of large Lord Nelson sugar jars for sale on eBay for Charity by Dove House Hospice(ends 12 May, 2015 20:04:40 BST)

Dove House Hospice* is currently selling this complete set of large vintage Lord Nelson sugar jars. It took us AGES to complete the set we own; picking them up one by one, as and when we came across them. Here’s a ready made set!

They’ve already had a couple of bids but they’re still currently only £16 + £7.70 postage. They are described as being in ‘good’ condition.  There’s no damage and all their seals are intact. I’d say that would mean they’re in excellent condition – all they need is a wash in soapy water!

If anyone has one of the smaller, matching sugar shakers/dredgers for sale, let me know. I won’t consider our set to be truly ‘complete’ until we have both the caster sugar and the icing sugar shaker in our possession! :-)

*Dove House Hospice offers specialist palliative care to adults with life limiting illnesses, palliative care is the total care of a patient whose disease is no longer able to be cured. There is no charge for their services & they rely on funds raised in the community.

Charity Vintage: Midwinter Chequers

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

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Vintage Midwinter Chequers tea cups & saucers for sale by Wigan & Leigh Hospice on eBay for Charity(end 26 Apr, 2015 14:54:15 BST)

Midwinter Chequers was designed by the famous Sir Terence Conran in the 1950s. You don’t often come across examples of the pattern for sale on eBay, but when you do, it almost always sells. A lidded butter dish recently sold for £80 and a platter a whopping £101!

These cups & saucers are being sold by Wigan & Leigh Hospice* in 3 separate lots; a pair of saucers, a cup & saucer and another cup & saucer. They’re all described as in ‘good’ condition. The saucers have a starting bid of £19.99 and the cups & saucers £24.99 each.

*Wigan & Leigh Hospice aims to provide specialist palliative care services on as broad a basis as possible and at the highest quality achievable in both the hospice and the community, thereby aiming to enhance the quality of life of individuals with a life-threatening illness.

Forthcoming Attractions: End March 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Collection of vintage pottery homeware items | H is for Home

We’ve picked up some lovely pieces of mid century modern pottery this week.

Vintage Ceramica di Milano pottery vase | H is for Home

This vase dates from the 1950s/60s and was produced in Italy by Ceramico di Milano. These wares have their devoted fans, but generally speaking they’re not that well known and a bit underrated perhaps. They’re all very individual – and hand painted too. Fabulous decoration on this one with a very stylish bambolina – she’ll break a few hearts!

Vintage pottery bull by Elizabeth Skipworth for Lotus Pottery | H is for Home

This bull was designed by Elizabeth Skipworth for Lotus Pottery in the 1960s. They come in various sizes – this one’s a small money box.

Vintage Hornsea Pottery 'Tricorn' preserve pot | H is for Home

Next we have this stunning, lidded preserve pot. It’s from the ‘Tricorn’ range introduced by Hornsea Pottery in 1958; one of John Clappison’s early designs and becoming increasingly sought after.

Vintage pottery lamp base | H is for Home

This lamp dates from a similar period. Classic fifties colourway of grey & yellow. It’s unmarked, but we’ve had a similar lamp before. The names on the tip of our keypad! It would look great with a new drum shade in a grey hessian.

Vintage Poole Pottery 'Delphis' dish designed by Carol Cutler | H is for Home

Last but certainly not least – a classic piece of Poole Pottery ‘Delphis’ dating from the late 60s or early 70s. It’s by Carol Cutler, one of the most highly regarded decorators at the factory. She has a distinctive style with a wonderful flowing design and stunning colours.

We’ll be listing all these pieces in our webshop in the next few days.

Charity Vintage: Washington Pottery Aquarius fish plates

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

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vintage Washington Pottery Aquarius fish plates for sale by & in support of Sense
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Sense currently has listed two lots of these fabulous vintage Aquarius fish plates – this set of three pictured and another set of four. A couple of the plates are duplicates;  so, if you wanted to bid on both lots, of the seven plates you can make a set of four and have two spares.

The going rate for one of these plates is about £12 to £25. This set of three is currently £8 and the set of 4 is £6.99 – so bargains!

They’re a great way to glam up your Friday fish & chips and mushy peas – or should we say sole de Douvres et pomme frites avec purée de pois? :-)

*Sense is a national charity supporting and campaigning for children and adults who are deafblind. They provide information, advice and services to deafblind people, their families and carers. Their eBay stores aim to maximise the profits from items donated to their charity.

Creative Collections: Altenstadt bottles

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Vintage Altenstadt bottle collection

For this Creative Collections post we have this lovely group of bottle decanters.

Vintage Altenstadt pottery mark

They’re all marked Altenstadt, Western Germany to the base – so we know where they originate from, but we have to admit to ignorance when it comes to a designer or manufacturer. Anyone out there know?

Vintage Altenstadt pottery pirate bottle Vintage Altenstadt pottery sailor bottle

Each bottle represents either a specific character, such as a pirate or sailor…

Vintage Altenstadt pottery barmaid bottle Vintage Altenstadt pottery birds bottle

…or a group scene like the bar room or birds in a cage.

Vintage Altenstadt pottery city gent bottle Vintage Altenstadt pottery monocled man bottle

They’re very charming and look equally good as a group or stand alone piece. They’re very good quality ceramic and the graphics are fabulous, full of quirky details.

Vintage Altenstadt bottle stoppers

We usually put our collections together over a long period of time, picking pieces up singly. Not in this case however. The bottles were someone else’s hard work – hello Emma (of Wooden Donkey fame) if you’re reading this!! We bought her remaining stock when she retired from the vintage retail game. We were supposed to be selling them of course, but as you can see we’ve not managed to part with them as yet!

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