I came back with an unexpected pile of eighties goodies last Saturday, mostly all from the Salvation Army charity shop in Leigh On Sea. I found three Look In magazines from 1983, three TV annuals (Super Gran, Gordon T Gopher, and Fraggle Rock), a pack of Mr Men Snap cards, and a Bros 12″ single (I Owe You Nothing).
After visiting the folks last weekend I came back laden with charity shop goodies (as per usual)! My favourite find was the John Inman With A Bit Of Brass LP, bought mainly for the cover. I also found four annuals and two story books. And a rather magnificent brown tie from the seventies…
Look what I found on my way home from work this week! Four little Care Bears plushes and a poseable character from Rainbow Brite (Shy Violet), all for 50p each. The bears are from 2004, but the Rainbow Brite figure is an actual 1980’s toy, which I almost never find these days.
On my way back from work this week I found thirteen lovely little Ladybird books from series 401. They were 50p each and all in fairly good condition.
I found two books on my way home from work last Wednesday; a Pippin Annual from 1984, and 7-Up Greatest Hits of 1986.
I think I brought the shops out for Halloween decorations last year! This years buys are not as numerous, but I found a few little skully gems.
I found three items in charity shops in Rayleigh on Saturday, including a Care Bears pomander, a Once Upon A Zombie doll, and Educating Rita.
Found in the Salvation Army charity shop this afternoon on my way home from work, Subbuteo from 1991 for £3.00! Unfortunately the fabric pitch was missing, but there was a scoreboard set and pamphlet in its place. I also found an additional England team for £1.00.
I took a few items down the road to a local charity shop last weekend (some books and a green bow-tie) and came back with more than I dropped off! I found a Fisher Price plane, Waynes World 1 & 2, My Little Pony pot & Equestria Girls doll, plus a couple of CD’s.
I came back with a good selection of charity shop purchases a couple of weeks back (plus a couple of new). The haul included disco and indie music, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Strawberry Shortcake, pirates and glitter!
My most recent charity shop/second-hand purchases include Mr Men, Worzel Gummidge, Culture Club and an Elvis Chatimals. Sounds like the makings of a good night out!
A trip down the road to the woodyard, then into the charity shop on the way back got me 9m of wood and these! A new Geoff Love LP, three 78’s, two knitting books with “interesting” fashion, and a Beatrix Potter book.
The weekend away visiting the folks scored me four kids annuals, a book on fashion and a Taschen book of 1940’s adverts.
I came back with an excellent hoard of goodies from my local charity shop a short while back for about £3.20, including records, books and dolls.
I picked up sixty 78rpm 10″ records on my way home from work a few weeks back. An absolute bargain! They are all singles, and in OK condition with very few either jumpy or broken. Most are from 1950’s, a few from the 30’s/40’s and one is from 1912 or there abouts.
A visit to the charity shops in Oldfield Park, Bath was as fruitful as usual. Finds include Star Wars, Barron Knight, Henry’s Cat, Sonic The Hedgehog, Playhour Annual 1977, and pop up Shakin’ Stevens!
I found this fantastic picture disc and Muppet Show annual at a records and book fair in town on Saturday for 50p and £1.00.
I found these three lovelies at the weekend in a charity shop and were too colourful to miss!
A good haul from Bath and Wells charity shops this weekend whilst visiting the folks!
I’d say this years Halloween decoration buying was a success! So many spooky fairylights to choose from. Well, I say choose from, I think I bought them all…
When we pulled the carpet up in the back room a couple of years ago, rather than underlay we discovered sheets of newspaper dating from Nov/Dec 1959 – the date my partner’s parents moved into the house. I whipped a small selection away before the builders arrived and stashed them in a cupboard until last week when I finally went through them.
I bought this book a few weeks back from a charity shop. One look at the cover and I knew it had to be mine! It’s surprisingly informative even if the designs are now dated. Plus, I own a knitting machine so it may even come in useful if ever I decide to knit myself a batwing jumper…
I was really pleased to find these two Roald Dahl LP a short while ago, which are actually read by the author himself. There were at least four in this series (1975-1980), three read by Dahl and one by his wife Particia Neal. They have heavy cardboard covers and seem to be fairly hard to find in the UK.
I bought several LP’s whilst visiting the folks a couple of weeks back. There was a whole hoard of soft rock cover albums, and several copies of Felicity Kendal to choose from. I also found a few singles, including a gate-fold.
On going through a few boxes and bags stored in the attic this weekend, I discovered a selections of items from the early 1970’s worth a second look. Amongst all the old paperwork, there were piles of cut-outs and clippings from various magazines, including sewing patterns and recipes, there was a large amount of greeting cards (used and unused) and a few old paper bags.
Yes, I actually bought this cookery book! Replete with hearts, romantic quotes, health tips, and knick-knacks galore, this is now one of my favourite recipe books which I don’t use, along with my Worzel Gummidge cookbook. Both classics.
I found this Tron Read-Along Adventure book today in a charity shop (25p) and it bought back memories of reading Back To The Future over and over accompanied by my brick-like cassette player. Unfortunately the book no longer had the cassette tape, but due to the wonders of the internet I found a digital copy.
So, after a particularly long dry spell of not finding anything of much note in the way of charity shop music, I finally came home with this hoard on Wednesday! A pre-dentist jaunt around Rayleigh’s charity shops proved most fruitful. I don’t usually look through the 7″ piles, but am very glad I did after finding a large selection of 1960’s children’s records and a couple of 1980’s picture discs. I got everything below for the princely sum of £8.50. Bargain!
A few weeks back I received these eagerly awaited beauties; two craft books by Ed & Stevie Baldwin featuring some of the most creepy 1980’s pantyhose craft creations you’ll ever see. It was possibly more a “thing” in the US, where pantyhose sculptures were to be found adorning tables at church fates and old peoples homes the country over. The English translation of “Tight Crafts” conjurers up images of playing sardines whilst crocheting.
From time to time I come across old children’s Ladybird books in charity shops, the little hardback ones from the 1960’s-70’s. I recently happened to find a couple from the “Well Loved Tales” series of fairy tales and they reminded me how much I used to love the illustrations.