September 30, 2009

September 29, 2009

Cadburys chocolate box lid

Got really lucky at the car boot last weekend, when a couple were clearing out there loft.

There was a stack of stunning chocolate packaging from the sixties. This was the best of the lot! It seems odd today, that the actual chocolates dont feature on the pack, just a fantastic Wild West board game. And what about the colour palette?

September 18, 2009

Optical toy discs

These six optical toy discs, came to me recently as part of an old collection of toys. They're stunning! The discs measure 4.5" across and came with spindles, that should drive, and spin the cards, but I cant see a way how you can insert the card on to the spindle without ruining the images.

Ive seen Phenakistiscope images online that look similar, but they appear to have slits on the outer edge, that look to fit some kind of contraption. The ones posted here, just have a central hole.

Hopefully, theres a clever soul out there that can tell us all about it. It would be good to shed more light on them.

Until next time........................

September 10, 2009

Marching Mexican Mariachi band

Recent purchase that turned up on our summer travels . I thought they were a Mariachi band , but it turns out they may be Jarochos! They dress and play in the Veracruz style. The big difference being their traditional white shirts, trousers and hats!

September 02, 2009

Wooden GALT transport puzzle

I think I promised more by Galt, a while back. So here you go.

Galt made loads of beautifully designed toys, that won many a Design Council award. This very tasteful wooden puzzle is worthy of a mention! On removing the vehicle from the scene, you can see the interior, inside. Plain, simple and also very charming!