Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Carltonware lamp from 1961, shade needed!!!!

Just acquired the lamp to go with the flying toucan set from 1961. As you can see I need the shade.  There are two sorts, one with the running toucans around the bottom and the other with two large toucans and the words "My Goodness".  Any help obtaining, leads, etc. will be greatly appreciated.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Silver Plated Guinness Tankard

A further addition. A 1/4pt silver plated tankard.  Looking at the marks the tankard is made by Elkington from Walsall, West Mids and is dated 1945 (The J in the shield). Don't know if the Guinness engraving came with the tankard or a later addition - nonetheless I like it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Doctor Book first edition 1933 GA 281

After searching for nearly 10 years I have been fortunate to obtain the missing Doctor Book from my collection. They were issued for 24 years in total starting in 1933 and ending with the 1966 edition except for the period between 1940 to 1949 inclusive.
I have had all 24 years of books for a quite a time now but the first edition, in 1933, was issued in two versions making a total of 25 books!
The 1933 edition was issued firstly as GA281 and again later in '33 as GA281A.
GA281 is the rarer one of the two which I did not have until today!
The differences are that GA281 has a mixture of black and white with color illustrations.  Also a couple of pages are different between the first print and the second.
So I am over the moon that at last I have the full set. Pics of GA281 below. Pictures of the other books I have posted previously.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cuff Links from 1970.

I do rather over do getting duplicates but I can't resist. Another set of cuff links from 1970 - they are in rather nice condition though and pretty.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Guardian Bell for the Beemer

'Don't ride faster than your Angel'

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Guinness Pewter Tankard

Further addition to the collection. A rather nice pewter mug made by Wentworth from Sheffield, England, #909 of 2500 made.
I looked on the Wentworth website and the first hallmark, ARW is for Wentworth Pewter, second I think is the tin content, i.e. 92%, the third is some European mark, the fourth is for the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen (ABPC) formed in 1970 to promote high standards in manufacturing and to raise awareness of pewter's many merits such as that it is much more stable than silver and, unlike silver, can be used for salty substances. The fifth I have no idea.
Nevertheless still a nice modern addition to the collection I think.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Guinness Corporate Magazines

I can't believe I came across these quarterly Guinness corporate news booklets. They are in great condition and nicely wrapped.  The info in them is tremendous and I am looking forward to reading them all in due course. I need to now source the ones I don't have.  This lot includes Autumn '64, Spring, Summer and Autumn '69, Summer, Autumn and Winter '70, Spring and Summer '71, all four '72, all four '73 and Summer '74.  Should anyone have or know someone who has some of these I would love to hear.

Guinness Bicentennial Envelopes

Just got these two lovely bicentennial envelopes c/w stamps.  One of them came with a nice high level biography about the man himself. Well pleased.