Unique Gifts, Antiques and Collectibles from bygone days
Superb book on Foxhunting in the form of Letters to a Friend from Peter Beckford, a clergyman, in 1881. There are twenty four letters and they are comprehensive covering every aspect of hunting, as well as being well written and a fascinating historical account.
These fox hunting letters are filled with advice, explanations and information, there are numerous black and white illustrations including one of the hunt kennels. There are accounts of how to feed hours, care for them and whelp the bitches.
The illustrations are charming, especially the one of the dog fox with a gleam in his eye. It's a beautiful book, hardback, red calfskin bound with gold blocking to spine and two motifs of foxes. The inside cover is in marbled paper and the top pages are gold blocked, all the pages are hand cut and run to 269.
The condition is excellent for age.
This is a fine Fireplace Surround in pine and in good condition. It has regency style carving and a neat finish. It would look lovely with vintage tiles and a cast iron fire grate and set the scene for any room.
It’s a call and collect only owing to the size. Please of on our website – www.petsamaritans.co.uk and check our opening times first.
Beautiful shelter crucifix from Prague and dated around 1900. It’s simple and striking in design and with spiritual significance. Would look lovely set among ferns on a polished granite surface.
We like to make shrines with crucifix and light candles next to them. Flowers, precious stones, photographs of loved ones are also good placed around them.
It’s sold in aid of Pet Samaritans Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre. We aim for next day shipping – cost would be £5.00 to U.K. Overseas please check rates with us first.
You can call and collect with pleasure, check our opening hours first though.
For game shots, wildfowl's, decoyers, stalkers and rough shooters alike, this book provides a wealth of material to fire their imagination and enhance their knowledge.
Compiled by Chris Catlin and published by Swan Hill Press in 2007, it's in immaculate, as new condition. The articles are insightful and give fascinating accounts of these country sports
There are charming black and white line drawings throughout. The book is hardback, approx. 6 x 9″ and comprises 257 pages. Articles include – Game Shooting, Wildfowling, Decoying and various, the Gun Cupboard, Shoots and Gamekeeping, Shooting, Past, Present and Future, Stalking, History, Humour and Memories.
We aim for same day shipping, £3.50 in UK – overseas buyers please check rates with us first. You are welcome to call and collect if in the area, please check our opening times first.
Vintage Mah John set in hardwood box. Beautiful and finely done motifs, all the tiles are in good condition. The set is heavy so postage will be a bit higher than usual.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need more info or pictures. Call and collect with pleasure if you are in the area. Please check our opening times first though.
Sold in aid of Pet Samaritans Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue.
Classic Lucky Money Cat in Chinese culture is called a Maneki-neko; – she’s waving away bringing good fortune to you. You should put her to sit near your till or money box or anywhere you want to attract funds. A prominent position is best, these cats are often placed near a doorway to welcome guests (and good fortune) in. You’ll be amazed at what a difference this lucky cat will make!
She.s approx. 7″ tall and 5″ wide, with a pretty face, fine whiskers and glittery gold colour. A battery is required (in base) to keep her waving.
Sold in aid of the Pet Samaritans Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre. Postage is £4.00, she’s securely packaged and boxed. Call and collect with pleasure if you are in the area. Please check our opening times first though.
A pocket book of poetry and prose for those of you who love cats. Victorian style illustrations, black and white, with verse and anecdotes.
It’s edited by Robin Langley Sommer and published by Dovetail Books. It’s in immaculate, as new condition, 7″ x 5″ approx. size, hardback and 64 pages.
It ‘s sold in aid of Pet Samaritans Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue Centre, postage is £3.00 to U.K. Overseas please check rates with us first.
Call and collect with pleasure but please check opening times.
Want to know what size ring you need? You need a ring sizer and this vintage bronze one is just the thing. The rings are on a copper bangle which can be opened to get them off for a try-on.
There are 22 ‘rings’ in all and each is marked with the size, impressed into the metal.
It’s sold in aid of the Pet Samaritans Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue Centre and we’ll include a free Newsletter with your purchase.
Postage is £3.50 or you can call and collect with pleasure if you’re in the area. Please check opening times with us first. International purchase please check shipping rate.
Vintage sewing box with inset pads useful as pin cushions. It's wicker and beautifully made with a neat pattern and metal hasp and ring on top.
It's a nice size, dimensions are approx. 12″ x 8″ x 6″ deep. Just right for keeping all your sewing bits and bobs, it's clean and in good condition.
It's sold in aid of the Pet Samaritans Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue Centre and a free Newsletter is included with every purchase.
Shipping (U.K.) is £4.50 or you can call and collect with pleasure. Please check opening times with us first though.
International postage – please check rates with us first.
Two hardback volumes of this comprehensive work on Pheasants. It’s a beautiful set, written by William Beebe and signed by him. Published by Doubleday in 1931 in New York.
The two books have green buckram binding with gold blocking on front, they measure 71/2″ x 10″ with hand cut pages. There is a gold emblem of the Zoological Society on the front with a dinosaur and an eagle.
There are 257 pages in Volume I and 309 in Volume II which also has an Appendix and Index.
Both volumes are lavishly illustrated in colour. This study of living pheasants their natural environment in the Far East was undertaken by the author. A benefactor of the New York Zoological Society made it possible.
Nineteen groups of bird were documented and photographed and the author was presented with the National Academy of Science Award for his outstanding contribution to zoology.
The books are in good condition, clean and unmarked and are fascinating to read. The preface is by the President of the New York Zoological Society.
Shipping cost is £7.50 in U.K. Please check with us for international cost
You are welcome to call and collect but please check opening times with us first.
If you’d like any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Very rare and beautiful Royal Copenhagen lion modelled by Bing and Grondahl artist Lauritz Jensen. Sign to base by artist with model number 1268. It was made in 1911 from date stamp. 16 x 36cm. It is a factory first and one of the hardest animal figurines to find. We also have the Lioness and Lion Cub available that go well with this piece.
Mr Strong Pup Mighty Weightlifter. Battery operated tin plate toy.
Made by K CO Alps Toys in the 1950′s.
Super lithograph detail. Tin glossy and sharp. Clothes bright and clean.
When this toy is activated he moves up and down lifting the barbells with great agility and strength. While lifting his eyes light up as his head moves back and forth – looking for the ladies – one eye flashes on and off as if to wink at the girls. The other eye is lit up all the time. Very cool. The red barbells are in good condition with a few very small rubs along the edges of the weights – fur on head is great, nose is perfect, ears and eyes perfect, shoes have very tiny light wear, yellow pants look great, bow and button on front are great, lithographed stand looks clean – displays as good as it works. Bottom of the stand is mint, battery compartment still has original paper where the batteries go.
Open Sleigh. Battery operated tin plate toy.
Made by Modern Toys in the 1950′s. Super lithograph detail. Tin glossy and sharp. Four actions with Eskimo and sleigh dogs. Yellow hand rail to rear fits into tin litho on sides and tabs are slightly worn at ends but it does not affect display as they fit down nicely.
Strong motor. Excellent working condition
Stunning quality african amethyst surrounded by 1.2 carats of HSi diamonds. 16 brilliant cut round diamonds in total. Amethyst is a lovely rich purple and measures approximately 14 x 10 mm – so over 5 carats.
Set in fully hallmarked 18ct gold ring. Ring Size between P and P and Half.
1.25ct Red Ruby surrounded by 1 carat of HSi diamonds. 10 brilliant cut round diamonds in total measuring approximately 3mm each. Ruby is a lovely deep red and measures approximately 6 x 8 mm – so around 1.25 carats.
Ring Size between M and a half to N. RRP was £1740.
Vintage print in excellent condition and framed, ready to hang. Delightful tabby and white kittens who are playing with flowers, bright, fresh colours. Postage U.K is £8.00, please check international rates with us first.