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Household Goods

Just your simple everyday items… the everyday items of the past that is =)

Rooster brand alarm clock (working condition)

Plated napkin holder (engraved with “With Compliments Stamford Press”)

UK-made pear-shaped plate

Cute kid-sized enamel cups (not been used)

1940s potato peeler

I understand this was pre-cassette – the cartridge would be loaded with songs, but look at the size of the slot!

Concerto 70s cartridge player

Side view showing slot

Reproduction “vintage” phone (not working)

Made-in-Japan Cigarette Music Holder. It’s llke a music box for ciggies!

Learn to play a new instrument.

Hohner Melodica Soprano (in original box)

Instructions included

The original calculator (better than one as it needs no power source!)

Abacus 1 (13 places)

Abacus 2 (11 places) Lotus-flower brand

We think this was used for weighing letters to calculate postage.

Foldable portable mini weighing scale

Folds up into a slim case



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Metal Head – hooks, handles and more

These items have nothing in common, except that they’re all metal, vintage and really unique!

Have you heard of the term Occupied Japan? It’s the period after WWII when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces (American and British mainly), from the year 1945 to about 1952. Which makes this exquisite jewellery box and lighter about 70 years old, gosh! These items are marked with the words “Made in Occupied Japan”.

Nickel-plated jewellery box

Art-deco style lighter (shaped like a tulip)

Made in Occupied Japan

A toast rack you can use for letters too.

Toast rack (sold)

A slice of Americana

American 50s diner-style napkin holder (sold)

The contrast of shades and textures makes it interesting

A gift from Brubaker Plumbing and Heating (sold)

Real American car license plates

Vintage brass handles – lovely to jazz up a plain wooden box or chest of drawers.

Brass handles

Brass handle

This is new but mid-century-modern inspired – a set of fun swivelling hooks.

Wall-mounted swivelling hooks

Wall-mounted swivelling hooks

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We are the Champion!

What says champion better than a good ol’ trophy? And these vintage ones carry their past triumphs like a proud badge.

They’re what a winner’s cup should really look like! We have them in a range of sizes, from a tiny adorable vessel to a huge one you can use as a planter.

Some are also inscribed and dated – does any of these ring a bell?

Piala Bola Kaki Umum, Djuara II P.B.B 17-8-52 (Piala Football Cup?)

S.P.C Gymkhana 1955 (Gymkhana seems to be a type of motorsport)

K.P.Y.F Badminton Championship presented by David Tan



A family of winners

Size matters!

Some new metal plate signs have also arrived! You’ll smile at the cigarette ones for their un-politically correct slogans.



'80s double-sided parking coupon sign (sold)

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New and vintage metal trays

They might be trays but we reckon they’ll be lovely as well on the wall instead of your regular framed art pieces.

Group a few of these metal trays together and it’ll be a fantastic display for a bar area!

Gordon's Gin

Cigarette brand Player's Please

Heineken Beer

Anchor Beer (sold)

Carlsberg Beer

Pre-centrepoint days

People in their 60s and older will remember where this is – I was told the Magnolia Snack bar was the coolest place to hang-out at in those days =)  Centrepoint now stands where the Cold Storage Supermarket is in the picture.

A closer look

Something fun…

Rocking 50s style!

 Metal signs

The ship, not the movie

The Michelin man, can.


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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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