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New in Store

Here are just some of the ‘loot’ from our recent sourcing trip. In the shop now.

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Diamond alarm clock -chicken

Diamond alarm clock

Polaris alarm clock – beige swan

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Polaris alarm clock – blue swan

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Twin swans

Diamond alarm clock

Diamond alarm clock

 

Green alarm clock

Green alarm clock

 

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Tyre ashtray

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Vintage exercise book (not been used)

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Vintage biscuit tin

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So kitsch, it’s cool!

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Vintage biscuit tin

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Up in Smoke

You don’t have to smoke to buy an ashtray. None of us smoke, but I wonder how we ended up with so many ashtrays! More designs available, please email to ask if you are looking for a particular label.

Use them to hold keys, coins, etc. All in brand new condition.

Vintage cigarette lighter

The SEAP Games were the Southeast Asian Peninsula Games. The 1st SEAP Games was in 1959. Now you know how old these matches are!

7th SEAP Games Commemorative matches.

Box of 16 matches

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(Re)Visit the Kopitiam

Ever you ever visited one of really old kopitiams in Singapore, just to ‘soak up the atmosphere’?

There aren’t many left here but you can certainly try to ‘re-create’ that old nostalgic feeling at home with a koptiam table, chairs and accessories.

Just the cups alone are enough to create that wave of nostalgia. Check out our little kopitiam corner with the iconic cups and saucers adorned with green English-style blossoms. The saucer is (deliberately?) deep for the purpose of holding a quivering softly poached egg. More uncommon and harder to find are the white cups, rimmed with gold and with that unmistakeable gold symbol. I admit I don’t know what the gold emblem stands for. Can anyone tell me? What I do know is that I know it instantly as a kopitiam cup.

We have limited quantity of these 2 cup designs and are selling them as sets (cup+saucer+little spoon). All sets are new and never been used (the gold is still bright on the white cup).

The Big Picture

Kopitiam cups

The blue Esso “LPG”canister is actually a vintage soya sauce container. It was a premium from the company.

 

The toaster is also ‘new’ as in new arrival =)

The top panel becomes a toast rack when taken out!

 

The toaster is standing on a vintage stool which has been restored with a new cane seat. Used in the kopitiam too perhaps? We have a few of these.

Stool with cane seat

 

New designs of patterned glasses

Glasses with printed patterns

 

This would have been useful in a kopitiam. Vintage-style standing ashtray – flip the tray open to rest your ciggie and flip it closed to throw away the ash. Ingenious design! Also available in fuchsia.

Ashtray with goose neck stand

 

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Watch this space for more kopitiam news! Akan Datang!

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Random cool stuff

As the title promises, here are some of the quirkiest items in the shop!

A British Royal Air Force air-ground controller pick-up microphone circa WWII

RAF WWII fighter pilot oxygen respirator

Bakelite morse code tapper

Shoemakers wooden foot mould

Shoemaker’s metal shoe mould

‘F&N’ bottle-capper

Some vignettes of the shop for your enjoyment

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