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The Tale Of The Victorian Muff Warmer

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The Tale Of The Victorian Muff Warmer

Ahoy there! Welcome to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.

This week I stumbled across a little item that was labelled up as an "unusual flask", but I was sure I'd seen something similar before...  I raked through my brain and bingo, I remembered...! It's a damn 'Muff Warmer' I thought! I liked it's shape, the little handle and if you've got a muff, you could probably still make use of this today, so I bought it.  With it being such a fabulous invention, I thought I'd dedicate this week's blog post to it.

So, as always, get that kettle on, get your muffs out and let's see if we can't warm them up with this wonderful little invention which has evolved over time...

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Robert Baden-Powell & The Boer War - My Unusual Antique Find

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Robert Baden-Powell & The Boer War - My Unusual Antique Find

Ahoy there and a very happy new year to you all!  Thanks for joining me for the first instalment of 'Blog Post Monday' in 2022!

A new year must surely begin with a new find and a rather fascinating one at that...  A piece of memorabilia to commemorate a man, a soldier who some call a national hero, an educator, prolific writer, founder, and first Chief Scout, of the world-wide Scout Movement.  That's right, this week's post is about Robert Baden-Powell and a find linked to his involvement in the Second Boer War.

So, for the first time in 2022, get that kettle on, get your woggles out and let's dive into the world of Robert Baden-Powell and find out about this fascinating find of mine...

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The Story Of Amy Johnson & A Souvenir Of One Of Her Greatest Achievements

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The Story Of Amy Johnson & A Souvenir Of One Of Her Greatest Achievements

Welcome, welcome one and all to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.

Now, I found an interesting little piece recently which has a connection to a very talented and courageous Woman, who just so happens to have a rather fascinating and mysterious story.  I know how much you all like a bit of a mystery so to that end, I thought I'd share this one with you.

So, as always, get that kettle on, fasten your seat belts and follow the in-flight safety demonstration as we travel back to the 1930's and fly non-stop from London to Australia...

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King William IV, His Household Cavalry & A 19th Century Pan Top Rummer

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King William IV, His Household Cavalry & A 19th Century Pan Top Rummer

Welcome to yet another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.

This week, I thought I'd share with you another fascinating piece.  No word of a lie, this piece makes me feel a little odd when I hold it and I'm not sure why.  It gives me an unusual feeling in the gut.  I don't know if that's from the excitement and the intrigue or whether it's just bringing back memories of all the alcohol I drank at my friend's wedding a few weeks back!!  Either way, if this glass could talk, I have no doubt it would have some amazing stories to tell.

So, as always, get that kettle on and sit on your thrones, as we travel back to the reign of King William IV, to the year 1834 to be more precise, which just so happened to be a rather dramatic year...

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A 19th Century Child's Toy Sabre - What's The Story Here Then?

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A 19th Century Child's Toy Sabre - What's The Story Here Then?

It's 'Blog Post Monday' time again!  Welcome, welcome one and all!

A while ago now I stumbled across a rather fascinating find which, for some reason, I've failed to mention before now.  You'll know by now that I'm a big fan of miniature scale pieces, novelty pieces and curios.  So when I found this piece, it ticked all the boxes.  This is, or at least it looks very similar to, a 19th century French model 1822 light cavalry trooper's sabre in child size.  An antique child size replica of the original!  Now, what's the story behind this piece you ask...?  Well, the truth is, we'll never know for sure, but I have some theories...

So, as always, get that kettle on, get your swords out and let's compare size and stories as we travel back to the 19th century.

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