Saturday 28 March 2015

Wednesday 25 March 2015

The Edwardian Book of Common Prayer

Bought recently and for immediate sale in the hushed room of my website known as Just in Sir! a fine leather fly wallet from W.J. Cummins of Bishop Auckland dating from the end of the era Arcadia Edwardia.

Wednesday 18 March 2015

From the Window of Jones of Jermyn Street c. 1850

Once upon a time in Arcadia between the years 1845 and 1852 Colonel F.S. Bowring of the Royal Engineers walked into Jones of Jermyn Street and bought a leather and pigskin fly wallet.  Over one hundred and fifty years later little record can be found of Col. Bowring but his wallet survives albeit in pieces and can be seen in the shop window of my website where it is also for sale to a lady or a gentlemen of taste.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Seasons Past

Bought last week on the market from a dealer in ephemera a small parcel of photographs from the Post-War period.  The anglers are unknown.

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Just in Sir!

A couple of items of Post-War date under the glass at the cabinet of good manners known as Just in Sir!

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Spitalfields Yesterday-Tomorrow

Notice for Ladies and Gentlemen of Taste Abroad on the Streets of London: Tomorrow Thursday 5th March in this the Year of Our Lord and Early Spring Days 2015 I will be stalling out in my regular pitch of over a decade at Spitalfields Antiques Market on Commercial Street in the district of London known as E.1. between the hours of 8am and 3pm and will have with me a quantity of rare Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul gathered from two days on the road.  All will be before you on the cloth.  Thank-you. 

Sunday 1 March 2015

Within The Ropes at the Dyke Road Museum

Found recently amongst a lot of books a Catalogue of Cases of Birds in the Dyke Road Museum in Brighton dating from the year 1911.  With a dedication from the author A.F. Griffith to R.J.H Tindal Robertson along with a memorandum for a Mr. Lockyear at Dyke Road:  Please let Ms. Robertson who brings this note get close to the cases within the ropes.  She wishes to examine the contents closely (Arthur Griffith Dec. 29th 1906)