We’ve been a little quiet of late, however over the weekend we had the chance to list a few more items on the website. If you head over here, you’ll find them under the ‘Latest’ heading.
Occasionally when browsing one of the many online marketplaces you may get lucky enough to come across a listing that contains some of the items in the images below. Have a look through and see what you can spot!
Spotted on eBay this week are a pair of steel rod Fler lounge chairs.
The price? Buy It Now – $200. Very tempted myself!
To find, search eBay for ‘Pair of Vintage Mid Century Lounge Chairs’.
This week on eBay we have 3 vintage tooled leather handbags. You can check them out by following the link below!
Over the past long weekend I came across this interesting ballot box.
Straight away my eye was drawn to the ‘broad arrow’ symbol, which was used to mark and identify items that belonged to the government/military. Add that symbol to the other writing that is on the front of the box along with the purpose made slot and lockable lid and it looks like this is an original NSW State Ballot Box.
Manufactured from a heavy gauge galvanised steel the box is very sturdy, however I do wonder about it’s size. I’d imagine in a city/town with a large population it would have to be emptied reasonably often.
When questioning the seller about its origins, he was told it was from the Wollongong region (approx 1 of 20 that was used in the area) and dates from the 1950’s/60’s.
A quick search online turns up one other from the Central Coast region which appears to be almost identical.
Definitely a great piece of NSW government history, hoping to have it in the online store next weekend!
As I mentioned a few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to come across a magazine rack in an antique store whilst on holidays which was extremely similar to the one I been restoring, however this one was a slightly modified version, being a combination between magazine rack/coffee table and standing lamp.
It was great to see another one floating around (although slightly different). I previously mentioned about researching what the original divider would of looked like, and ended up coming up with my own variation after my research failed to shed any light on it (which in my opinion kicks ass compared to the boring, rectangular shape divider used in the original). It was also handy to see the original fastening method of the frame to the central rack.
Would you believe that since then I’ve come across another? Always the way though, never around when you’re looking for one, and plentiful when you’re not.