This years show took place over the weekend of the 7th / 8th of July.
I have already put these posts up on both the UK and Australian forums and now here for those that may have an interest..
- Some may have already seen posts concerning the show put up on social media sites, however, I like to think the forum based formats
tend to be a bit more durable with the added bonus of being able to present and lay things out as I want, however,
due to the text and image restrictions on this site I have had to split it into several sections.
PART I - THE SHOW - SATURDAY 7th JULY 2018
One of the highlights of this particular show was the launch of the long awaited ‘Historical Guide to Advertising Pot Lids' by Bob Houghton, Jim Layden and Paul Taylor.
It has taken 11 years to put this monumental reference work together and it has been received with much acclaim.
I could only attend on the Sunday of this years show so all my photographs are from the second day. A video taken on the Saturday has been put up on facebook by Ron Jewell which I think captures the essence of the day and is linked below.
I could only attend on Sunday this year and with a long journey from Wiltshire up to Yorkshire I always try and allow plenty of time for the unexpected.
This usually results in an early arrival one of the advantages of which is the chance to have a walk around in relative peace and quiet.
The show is located at the Elsecar Heritage Centre in South Yorkshire which was the site for both coal mining and iron working from the 18th century.
Side by side, the stalls of Keir Lewis and Paul Barker who both now reside in France.
I have a ‘penchant’ for European and American items and I kept getting drawn back here.
Keir has lived in France for the last 20 years and it was interesting to chat with him about collecting in France and what was available.
Of the seven items I bought at the show five were from here, I can only speculate as to what I may have missed on Saturday!!
Keir's straight to the point message and Pauls more restrained approach!
Paul has probably the most comprehensive collection of Victorian ointment pots and his web site is well worth a visit.
All of the collection displays were housed in glass fronted cabinets and have been photographed through the glass
which is quite apparent in some of the images but I hope they convey the quality of the items put up for display.
I pull the first one out & see no Slugplate or name & think it's a slick. the top or blob sure looked attached in the hole but once I pull it out it Pops off. Clean break, it will glue back on. Then...