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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Friday, September 16, 2011

A is for Anchor

A recent (1980-90's?) premium, I've had the calf for ages as he came in a small scale 'job-lot', but his mum turned up in a bag from a charity shop last week, after I blogged here!

Here they are; not much to say, based on Britains designs, made in 'Jersey' plastic and there may have been more? For years I thought it was just the calf!

Close-up of the marking. That's them done and ticked-off then! Given away with butter, Anchor is (was?) a major brand here in the UK, probably Kraft or Dannone now!!...United Conglomerate Holdings Co.Ltd. part of the Shipping (Utrecht) & Mfg. Int. Corp......

6 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

They look nice..what scale are they..1/32nd??
Cheers
paul

Maverick Collecting said...

No; 54mm, I used to think it was around 30mm as I only had the small one, but when the mother turned up the other day it became obvious they were a large 'family'...thing is...was there a Bull? Or a sibling calf?

Paul´s Bods said...

Pity...I could have added them to my farmyard...:-
Did you get my mail??
Cheers
paul

Maverick Collecting said...

No eMail? maverickatlarge@hotmail.com...
try again!

Maverick Collecting said...

Found it in 'Junk' (what's the world trying to tell you!!) and have replied...H

Maverick Collecting said...

Call me an idiot...Anchor itsn't a British comapany at all, whoever owns it...it's a New Zealand company that imports in to the UK....Doh!