Time for tea

Lot #337: 4-piece silver tea set with Art Deco Bakelite handles

Lot #337: 4-piece silver tea set with Art Deco Bakelite handles

You know we sometimes like to give a theme to our blog posts and emailers, and today’s is all about one of our national obsessions – tea.

Lot #452: ‘Teapot’ hanging poster

Lot #452: ‘Teapot’ hanging poster

We have quite a range of tea-related pottery, glass and paper items in our upcoming sale this Friday.

Lot #314: Vintage 21-piece Shelley tea set

Lot #314: Vintage 21-piece Shelley tea set

Lot #181: Oriental geisha girl tea set

Lot #181: Oriental geisha girl tea set

You can click on each to super-size.

Hand wash

Lot #434: Vintage hand-operated Ewbank washing machine

Lot #434: Vintage hand-operated Ewbank washing machine

In this week’s sale, we have a couple of vintage hand-operated washing machines. Relics of a bygone age when wash day meant physically demanding, back-breaking work. A completely different meaning to what we now think of as ‘hand wash’!

The Ewbank model hasn’t travelled far, it was manufactured just across the border in Blackburn, Lancashire. The Beatty Brothers washing machine is from much further afield, London… London in Ontario, Canada.

Lot #433: Vintage Beatty Brothers wooden barrel washing machine

Lot #433: Vintage Beatty Brothers wooden barrel washing machine

Lot #433: Vintage Beatty Brothers wooden barrel washing machine Lot #433: Vintage Beatty Brothers wooden barrel washing machine