Monthly Archives: April 2016

Belfast Gramaphone Sleeves

Back in the days of Gramaphones, vinyl records would not of had custom slip covers. Rather the sellers would use their own branded designs that would advertise their shop and other wares. Not much else to say on these other … Continue reading

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Ready! Aim! Fire!

This is the oldest thing I own, I think. A dang Cannonball…. I found this in a stream (on the way to a bottle site), I spied it from a distance because the rusted crust was glowing bright orange. At … Continue reading

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W.G. O’Doherty – Derry/Londonderry

As you can probably tell by now, I collect bottles and being from Co. Londonderry there where 100’s of business’ producing Whisky, Beer, Stout & Mineral Waters with a vast majority located in the city itself. One of the most … Continue reading

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The day Irish Rebels stole a car

This might be the best story behind anything that I’ve picked up at a boot sale. H.M.Johnston M.D – Stranorlar Stranorlar is a small village in Donegal on the River Finn and sometime in the early 1900’s an English Doctor … Continue reading

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1930 Northern Bank Ltd Tenner

This is a charity shop find and I traded a modern day tenner for it. 1930 Northern Bank £10 Note. A quick internet search reveals this had a rough value of £580 adjusting for inflation. Kind of mind boggling. Being … Continue reading

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Irish Railway Uniform Buttons

The 1st button is the oldest and comes off of a uniform for Belfast & Northern County Railways and as I understand it only the top button of the coat would have been ornate with the rest being plain. BNCR … Continue reading

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