Bought recently amongst a box of ephemera a memo from John P. Fogarty - Wholesale Stationer; Fishing Tackle and Fancy Goods Warehouseman of 16 Shop Street in Galway. Delivered by hand to E.J. Pilkington Esq. on this day in the year 1890.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Monday, 22 June 2015
At last year's Port Eliot Festival the Empress and I entered the Inaugural Port Eliot Festival Tea Cosy Competition to design and make a tea cosy. Our work was a conceptual piece based on a Victorian travelling circus tent consisting of panels made from old rod bags adorned with original silk labels from British tackle makers most of whom are sadly now obsolete. It beat a field of over 80 International entries to win First Prize. The competition was sponsored by Fortnum and Mason and now 38 of the designs have been chosen to be auctioned off by them for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Trust who are specialists in heart and lung care. Our entry - photographed below by our good friend and collaborator Neil R. Thomson is amongst them and you may bid on this artwork using bundles of ironed online fivers or fifties if you're feeling flush by clicking here (No. 138). The designs will also be on display at a short exhibition which will run on the First Floor at Fortnum and Mason between Friday 26th June and and Monday 6th July. Thank-you in advance for your generosity of spirit.
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
A quantity of smalls for the soul are for immediate sale from the pocket of an old sporting jacket chanced upon at the back of a wardrobe and known affectionately as my website. A selection of which are shown below. All those purchased online will be sent out on the Auden Express otherwise known as The Royal Mail. Thank-you in advance for your custom.