Friday, 23 January 2015

The Pedlar meets The Tudorbethans Uptown

Bought yesterday morning at the market from a fellow gentleman dealer of long-standing a number of hand drawn cartoons on card including this one depicting a once regular encounter between two Subtopian tribes under threat of extinction in this new Century: the Pedlar and the Tudorbethans.






Wednesday, 21 January 2015

From Way Beyond the Outskirts of Pandemonium

Including items bought at an auction house Way Beyond the Outskirts of Pandemonium last week a quantity of wondrous delights for immediate sale at the old glazed counter on my website known as Just in Sir! a pair of priests; a hand engraved brass reel from a shop that also sold aeroplanes and two contrasting lots of insect baits.










Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Just in Sir!

Bought recently and not so recently but never before shown together and now for immediate sale in the camphor ridden halls of my website two small Victorian trout reels - one stamped Carter & Sons of St. John Street and the other hand engraved J. Gillett of Fetter Lane along with an Edwardian Plated Copper Pike Spoon from G. Main of Jermyn Street.









Monday, 12 January 2015

Postcard from Aston Clinton - 'We Are Still Alive'

Kindly given to me at the market last Thursday by a gentleman dealer of the first order a postcard from the Buckinghamshire resort of Aston Clinton.  Written on the back is the brief message 'I'm sending just a card to you so that you will know we are still alive'.







Friday, 9 January 2015

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Impromptu Book Sale on the Stall - Tomorrow

Once upon a time in Arcadia - namely tomorrow Thursday 8th January in this the Year of Our Lord and New Teeth 2015 I shall be having an impromptu one day sale of books on the stall.  Included will be several boxes kept for this very purpose from two angling libraries which I was fortunate enough to obtain last year.  Should any of you ladies or gentlemen have any large fivers left over after the festivities give your butler the evening off and bring them down un-ironed to exchange for books of a much higher value.  I shall be on the stall from the regulation hours of 8am until 3.   For those of you who don't read fear not there will be other items of wonder and splendour also.  Thank-you.




Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Shadows and Reflections

My Shadows and Reflections of the year 2014 are published to-day as part of the annual series on Caught by the River.