New finds and old favourites from of my somewhat random collection of military and antiquey things


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WW1 Christmas Tin 1914 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Chinese propaganda poster - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
USSR Propaganda posters - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
USSR Propaganda posters - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Soviet Space Exploration Pin Badges - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
Matryoshka nesting dolls depicting Russian leaders. - Dollsin Dolls
German Einwohnerwehr Fichtel Gau Stickpin - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
German Weimar Republic Der Stahlhelm badges - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Dunlop Hand Pump - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Cast iron bull tin opener - Kitchenin Kitchen


  1. If I were a snooty scientist I'd be more bothered about the 60 million year anachronism of making these to go with dinosaurs, rather than the spelling.
  2. Nice logo. If I had to guess I'd say B-16-28 could be to denote the batch made on the 16th week in 1928. Maybe.
  3. Excellent collection. The rock formation makes a really nice background.
  4. Thank you Fort. And thanks Vetraio, Merry Christmas too you too.
  5. Great fire station
  6. As my Gran used to say, As long as you have your elf, that's the main thing.
  7. Nice. Not seen a collarless one before.
  8. Some really nice bits and pieces. Not sure about that armband though. Never seen one like that before and the quality of the cross isn't great. I actually wonder if someone has interfered with it at s...
  9. Interesting. Thanks for taking the time to type it up
  10. Wonderful item. Is it definitely WW2? just has the look of something older about it.
  11. Awesome
  12. Great to still have the labels
  13. Very cool. My dad had something like that. I used to take it and pretend I was someone from star trek with a hi-tech space gadget.
  14. Thank you fort. Agree it is a clever use of the packaging to make it a garage you can use.
  15. What, no Neneh Cherry?
  16. Nice radio. I would have guessed it was bakelite had you not said it was plastic.
  17. Did they ever do a WW1 set for GI Joe?
  18. Love the design. If Gort was going to juice oranges he would use this.
  19. The long handle makes me think the cleaning drains suggestions are probably on the right track.
  20. Never knew such a thing existed in 1956. Nice item.
  21. I bet it still tastes nicer than that tea I had.
  22. Haven't seen one with a rubber muzzle before. The cat is useful for providing a sense of scale, btw
  23. This representation of Peter Pan makes him look quite elf or pixie like.
  24. Might not be as old as 1066, they just used a man with a big axe to control rats back then, or baked them into a pie. The patent number dates to 1947 so must date from soon after that time I'd think.
  25. Some sort of coffee grinder or similar? I have no idea. But I like the look of it.
  26. Great that you have the box for it now
  27. Good finds. All the thrift stores I know here in the UK check everything. Anything with a hallmark or stamped sterling is immediately priced up above my budget. You have to be lucky and find someth...
  28. Your radio looks great on there and it does make a good table.
  29. I never knew such a thing existed. Very interesting. I think you are on the right track with 20s to 30s.
  30. The look good hanging on the wall like that.
  31. The shed is looking great.
  32. Nice and I still wish we had different designs of license plates like that.
  33. very nice stained glass and the tree is looking good!
  34. I've seen others that color so yes I think so.
  35. Nice old one. Well done for getting it straight.
  36. The basement is looking good. I like the colour of the chair too.
  37. Mini-man cave? Your Whole house is a man cave! I sill don't know how you fit everything in. I think your can is 60s/70s, the same as mine but a different colour scheme. Like your licence plates...
  38. Thanks Racer. It is a Lotus Elan coupe by the way, not an E Type. Hard to tell from the small photo I know but the give away is the pop up headlights at the front.
  39. Different regional operators had different colours. Your three models show the most common liveries of green, red and cream. Many countryside and longer distance operators had green but everyone knows...
  40. I Remember these, they came after the routemaster and were in service in the 70s and 80s. People didn't like them because they couldn't just hop on and off and have their fare collected by a conductor...
  41. Would be a great way to display vintage shoe shine gear
  42. It looks right at home in the service station. Two nice items
  43. One of the best ones i've seen
  44. Have to say, not usually a fan of the dead things but I think this is a nice one.
  45. I agree it is earlier. Probably mid 60s as the lego logo looks like the pre 1972 logo.
  46. I am a fan of your fan
  47. Thats cute. Looking forward to seeing the diorama
  48. thanks guys
  49. That is something that always annoys me - shops putting price stickers with industrial strength glue on delicate items. You did well to remove it without damage.
  50. Nice to see something old that has been unloved for a long time put back into use, even if it is something as simple as this.
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