UNCONSIDERED TRIFLES

The term 'unconsidered trifles' comes from William Shakespeare's Winter's Tail (act 1V scene 3) '....a snapper up of unconsidered trifles..'




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A Golden Egg

A Golden Egg

Face it folks, when we say golden we mean golden and not gold.  In fact we think this is probably brass - and reasonably flimsy brass at that... but...
£10.00

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a monocle

a monocle

Just what you need to make a spectacle of yourself.  We are offering for sale this vintage monocle , or “eye ring".  These were largely...
£42.00

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A phial of bat droppings

A phial of bat droppings

These are not just ordinary bat droppings – these are hand-picked, evening- gathered moon-kissed, lesser horseshoe bat droppings, freshly bottled by...


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A Victorian steel and silver button hook

A Victorian steel and silver button hook

  A collector’s item This is a genuine Victorian silver-handled button hook. The hallmarks seem to indicate it was made in Chester (we could be...
£72.00

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An ole packet of Tide

An ole packet of Tide

The problem these days with having a washing powder called Tide is that the name conjures up visions of squished plastic bottles, feathers coated in...
£10.00

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Ashwell's Patent Toilet Lock

Ashwell's Patent Toilet Lock

This choice item is not for sale but we thought you would like to look at it anyway.  It belongs to a descendant of the inventor who cannot be...
£2,000.00

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Dolls Cup and Saucer

Dolls Cup and Saucer

We think this comes from China!  (See the base marks. Can anyone out there read this? Okay, okay   - silly question - to which the answer is...
£16.00

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Ear Cake

Ear Cake

In one ear and ........in the other ear........ the ultimate ear candy.  Keep away from your cake-hole - these earrings are inedible and...
£5.00

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Fiat Brochure

Fiat Brochure

We think this probably dates from the early 1960s – a smart clean little full-colour brochure tells you all you need to know about the latest Fiat...
£2.50

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Filled croissant earrings

Filled croissant earrings

We are rather charmed by the idea of taking croissants, stuffing them with lettuce, ham and cheese and then ….. attaching them to your ears…….. ! ...
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In Loving Memory - Mourning card

In Loving Memory - Mourning card

In loving memory of Kate Sims who passed away (WHY CAN'T PEOPLE SAY "DIED" FOR GOODNESS SAKE?) June 13th 1947 aged 81 years....  ...
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Interesting and useful pot

Interesting and useful pot

We think the message on this delightful old pot reads Cumberland Bum Flavoured Butter but sadly we have mislaid our specs and may not have got this...
£9.00

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Kaleidoscope from the 1950s

Kaleidoscope from the 1950s

Remember these?  No, neither do we - but your uncle might.  It claims to offer 1001 different patterns.  Quite how that figure was arrived at we know...
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Light Bulb - Salt 'n Pepper set

Light Bulb - Salt 'n Pepper set

Lighten up!  A message in a condiment set. Ha! PS we have included photo 2 (below)  to remind you that Embarrassing Bodies is on TV tonight. 
£7.00

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Look After Your Car (1939/1947)

Look After Your Car (1939/1947)

(first published in 1939 – this is a second edition dated 1947) Great Cover eh? This is a really really boring book – and it is quite obvious that...
£8.00

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Moon landing souvenir

Moon landing souvenir

Man in the moon? Man on the moon? Who knows?  Who cares?  This is a rather confused souvenir of a world changing moment…..sold to us by a rather...
£28.00

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Mould

Mould

Mould Ah you were expecting something green and furry and smelling rank weren’t you?  We don’t sell nasty things – except in the nasty things...
£22.00

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Owl Pellets

Owl Pellets

(limited edition of 3) Owls eat small rodents, small birds, insects, fish, and worms and so on. They often swallow their prey whole and it passes...
£5.00

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Pipe Tamper Squirrel

Pipe Tamper Squirrel

We have a notion - and we could be quite wrong - that this was made after Beatrix Potter published The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin in 1903 - for this...
£53.00

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Teapot - Phone box

Teapot - Phone box

As a general rule we tend not to be charmed by novelty teapots - apart from our cows of course (and if you have not yet come upon them - well shame...
£12.00

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The Phoenix and the Horse Brass

The Phoenix and the Horse Brass

If you have been shrewd and purchased T.H. White’s The Book of Beasts available on this site you will already know all about the legendary phoenix….a...
£8.00

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This is not a fork

This is not a fork

This charming object is undoubtedly a threek (as opposed to a fourk you understand).  We suggest you do not hand it to a baby to help it eat peas….....
£25.00

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Three Legs

Three Legs

Here is a test for you: Which of the following statements do you agree with? a) This is a set of four legs – but one is missing. b) This is a set of...
£21.00

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Trifles considered

Trifles considered

A trifle is a typically English ‘pudding’ or dessert made with cream, custard, jelly, sherry and so on…….. It is probably so named because it is a...


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Unique masonic medal.

Unique masonic medal.

  Unique?  Quite a bold claim you might think.  Nevertheless we stand by it. Look carefully …. On one side are the words “HOLBORN Restaurant...
£33.00

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Very Old Stephen's Ink Bottle

Very Old Stephen's Ink Bottle

We have many fans who write to us to complain that they have just spent the last 3 hours browsing our site….If you are not one of these but have...
£15.00

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What's this?

What's this?

Fresh from the rubbish dump we are proud to offer this thing.  (Please understand that it is the thing that is fresh from the rubbish dump not us!) A...
£8.00

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WW1 Madame Tussaud's Exhibition Catalogue

WW1 Madame Tussaud's Exhibition Catalogue

First World War Madame Tussaud’s Exhibition Catalogue No date given but we have found a reference –“now abridged owing to the War” and we fairly...
£5.00

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Ye Olde English Customs - Onions

Ye Olde English Customs - Onions

Buy my four ropes of onyons This delightful little plate was made soon after 1940.  It shows part of a series of Ye Olde English Customs. Here we...
£23.00

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