GONE - BUT STILL HERE!

These items have been sold but thanks to the miracles of modern science you can still see them - you can't do that in a normal shop now can you?


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Bristol Industrial and Fine Art Exhibition 1893 - souvenir

Bristol Industrial and Fine Art Exhibition 1893 - souvenir

We have been able to find little about the above – but the building it was in is shown below.  Try not to yawn, the Crystal palace it ain’t....
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Bunch o' Grapes Earrings

Bunch o' Grapes Earrings

  Oooooooooooh we like these – bunches of grapes – perfect gear for that bacchanalian revel. The grapes are coloured - in sort of maroon red - it...
£10.00

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Cast Iron fire surround

Cast Iron fire surround

  This old cast iron fireplace has been pulled from the back of a shed It was once painted an inelegant and loathsome shade of cream, but this...


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Coffin cigarette box

Coffin cigarette box

We suppose it was inevitable that in the end someone would design a coffin-shaped cigarette box.  This one is rather alarmingly engraved with a...
£4.00

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Corgi Toy - BLUEBIRD

Corgi Toy - BLUEBIRD

Speed records on land and water send our entire team into a deep coma so we offer this model of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird Proteus with no regrets...
£10.00

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Corkscrew Earrings

Corkscrew Earrings

Witty little silvery corkscrew earrings. Made of pewter. For pierced ears. New. £8 the pair (also available in goldy) We have other equally...
£8.00

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Coronation Money Box

Coronation Money Box

This nice little money box is made from cast metal and is undistinguished in every way. To add insult to insult it is also dusty. It represents the...
£8.00

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Dandelion Seed Head - its a miracle

Dandelion Seed Head - its a miracle

You know what dandelion seed heads are like. They are light and ephemeral. One puff and you can send the seeds all over your neighbour’s garden …. ...
£12.00

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Dead Wasp with Free Honey Pot

Dead Wasp with Free Honey Pot

Now here is a bargain that is the bee’s knees…… This is no ordinary dead wasp, this is a jumbo-size crispy dusty dead wasp - feather light and poison...
£13.00

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Dessicated sea horse.

Dessicated sea horse.

Yes, this is the real thing – very small, very lovely, very dead and before you start thinking we are really horrible, this came to us dead – we did...
£5.00

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Dolly

Dolly

Right – now repeat after me “Head…….thorax ………abdomen……” Got that?  Use this dolly to teach your children about female anatomy and the consequent...
£6.00

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Edwardian photo in original frame

Edwardian photo in original frame

Edwardian Photo in its Original Frame Now here is a rather wonderful old photo…Edwardian we suppose – and no it is not a reproduction – it is an...
£15.00

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Elements of Riding

Elements of Riding

Elements of Riding By R.S.Summerhays   This is a wonderful little book – written for children and dedicated to New Riders. It contains all you need...
£4.50

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ER......... no!

ER......... no!

Edward V111 abdicated on 10 December 1936 – to marry Wallis Simpson an American woman who had divorced her husband earlier that year - yes after she...
£15.00

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Evening News February 6 1952

Evening News February 6 1952

The Evening News February 6 1952 The King dies in his sleep at Sandringham Read all about it! Yes folks.  An original historic newspaper – none...
£6.00

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Fabulous brass treasure chest

Fabulous brass treasure chest

  Treasure chest or what?  Problem is that it is rather wee.  So you will have to stuff it with real diamonds and rubies, or a very fat cheque...
£12.50

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Fake Tiger Skin Rug

Fake Tiger Skin Rug

Let's face it - we all want our dear little kiddy winks to grow up to become big game hunters specializing in endangered species don't we?  Well...
£8.00

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First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

Unused - in reasonable condition for age. Price £4 includes postage & packing. From “Bystander’s” Fragments from France: So Obvious (series 1) ...
£4.00

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First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

  “THEY’VE EVIDENTLY SEEN ME.” (series 3) First World War postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather, Unused Reasonable condition for its age Price includes...
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First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

  “Watch me make a fire-bucket of ’is ’elmet.” (series 5) First World War postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather, Unused Reasonable condition for its...
£4.00

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First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

OUR ADAPTABLE ARMIES (series 6) Private Jones (late “Zogitoff,” the comedy wire artist) appreciably reduces the quantity of hate per yard of...
£4.00

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First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

THE NEST (series 8) “ ‘Ere, when you’re finished, I’ll borrow that there top note of yours to clean the knives with.” First World War postcard by...
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First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

First World War Postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather

    “WHERE DID THAT ONE GO TO?”  (series 3) First World War postcard by Bruce Bairnsfather, Unused Reasonable condition for its age UK...
£4.00

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Fish Ash Trays

Fish Ash Trays

 
£5.00

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Fish in a bowl

Fish in a bowl

Ornamental fish without tears. Of course you literary buffs out there will be familiar with Thomas Gray’s   Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat,...
£19.00

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Fish Plate

Fish Plate

All of 10 inches from nose to tail fin.........this gorgeous scaly greeny-blue plate has it all - including some (not serious) crazing to the...
£15.00

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Four Cricketer Cigarette Cards

Four Cricketer Cigarette Cards

These 4 Cigarette cards are dated 1934 and show famous cricketers of the day.  Now we know that you ciggy card collectors like to take your fix in...
£4.00

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Four Legs

Four Legs

As opposed to fore-legs you understand.  These 4 fluted mahogany (ho, hum probably) members are a bit pathetic really.  Where did they come from? And...
£10.00

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Gas Company Chamber Pot

Gas Company Chamber Pot

You must think we have gone completely potty - but it is no us. No, no and thrice no, it is the South Metropolitan Gas Company that was potty. Why,...
£9.00

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Golden Pince-Nez?

Golden Pince-Nez?

The question we are asking what! Are these Pince-nez* or are they not?   We have a sneaking suspicion that out there in cyberspace someone...
£17.00

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Hammer & Saw Earrings

Hammer & Saw Earrings

You saw them here first - (just hammering home the uniqueness of cybergrot.com) Drop earrings Pewter For pierced ears New £8 We have other equally...
£8.00

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Art Nouveau style thingy, probably dating from the 1960s. It is delicately and intricately carved from silver or silver plate - no mark apart from...
£20.00

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Health and Strength Magazine August 1957

Health and Strength Magazine August 1957

"A cure for weak nerves" 56 pages stuffed with fab photos and adverts - you just have to cram this into the stocking of some...
£8.00

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Hoof Ashtray

Hoof Ashtray

A nice item this – if you like bits of dead bodies that is.  It’s a small dish made from a real horse’s hoof.  We have found one in a...
£32.00

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Human Hair watch guard

Human Hair watch guard

This is a Victorian watch ‘chain’ or ‘guard’ made from plaited human hair.  Curiously this fashion for hairy mementoes of loved ones seems to have...
£45.00

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Huntley & Palmer tin: Stephenson's Rocket

Huntley & Palmer tin: Stephenson's Rocket

Dare we guess that this tin was made to celebrate the centenary of the invention of Stephenson’s Rocket in 1829? Hmmmm possibly.  Some Biscuit Tin...
£15.00

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Ivory Crocodile

Ivory Crocodile

What could possibly be more useless than this?  Let’s face it, he’s a miserable critter.  Okay maybe side-view his body has an optimistic...
£8.00

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Knife and Fork Earrings

Knife and Fork Earrings

Pewter For pierced ears New £6 We have other equally yummy earrings (including spoon and fork) scattered around the shop – to find them the easy way...
£6.00

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Lovely Silvery Pot thingy

Lovely Silvery Pot thingy

We just love this silvery pot thingy.  Elegantly engraved around the barrel with a cartouche and foliage teetering between baroque and rococo (okay...
£18.00

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Majolica Roundel

Majolica Roundel

This majolica roundel is we believe about 40 - 50 years old and is based on those by Andrea della Robbia around 1487 that are to be found on the...
£7.00

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Mouseman Breadboard

Mouseman Breadboard

This very agreeable object comes from the Robert Thompson workshop. It has some age and displays a pleasing faded oak colouring.   We are making no...
£57.00

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Naked Lady Book Ends

Naked Lady Book Ends

Inscribed on the back: RD 804821 Now as any fule know RD stands for Registered Design.  Seconds of research and we turned up the following:   these...
£16.00

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Nautical plate

Nautical plate

"What can we give to the drunken sailor?" - a perennial whale we hear on a regular basis......... Gifts for those of a nautical bent are...
£8.00

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No comment!

No comment!

We absolutely refuse to comment on this object… we have nothing whatsoever to say about it. So we are not going to say anything.  Nothing.  Nothing...
£27.00

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Novelty Cigarette Box No 1

Novelty Cigarette Box No 1

Pass this one over at your peril.  Dating probably from the 1930s and in perfect working order and excellent condition, this novelty cigarette box...
£25.00

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Novelty Cigarette Box No 2

Novelty Cigarette Box No 2

What a great item dating we think from the 1930s - and we guess that the owner died horribly of a nasty disease as this seems in remarkably good...
£25.00

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Old Biscuit Tin

Old Biscuit Tin

Old Biscuit Tin No, no this is not a tin for old biscuits – well it could be we suppose – no, it is the tin that is old - very old.  The phrase...
£7.00

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Old Clay Pipe Bowl

Old Clay Pipe Bowl

Clay Pipe Bowl This is the bowl of a clay pipe showing Georgiana Spencer – the Duchess of Devonshire (1757 -1806). Georgiana was the eldest...
£15.00

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Old Flat Iron

Old Flat Iron

There you are doing the ironing and off goes the power!  This is where this trusty old flat iron comes into its own – just follow the instructions...
£12.00

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OLD KEY

OLD KEY

  WHERE’S ME KEYS?   Attach this to your key ring and you will never have to use the above phrase again.  Wrought iron Probably 18th or...
£6.00

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