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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, August 3, 2018

News, Views Etc . . . Forthcoming Events

We seem to be well into the quiet period of the summer holidays, with very little action on either the Toy Fair or Auction front in the next week, but there are still a few things to visit if you fancy a trip out or have some spare shekels, burning a hole in your pocket!

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Toy Fairs

Sunday 5th August 2018

Barry Island - Chris Dyer Fairs
Barry Island Railway Station, Station Approach, Barry Island, South Wales, CF62 5TH
Tel. - 01643 702 757
Mob. - 07966 694 579
Admission £2
10:30-15:00hrs

Burton-on-Trent - Chris Eaton (Toy & Train Collector's Fair)
National Brewery Centre, Horninglow St, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1NG
Tel. - 01283 532 880 (Nat. Brewery Cntr.)
Tel. - 07877 346 371 (Chris Eaton)
Admission £4, children £1 - includes entry to Nat. Brewery Cntr.
10:30-15:00hrs

Falkirk - McLaren Models
Tel. - 01324 624 102

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Auctions

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Heaton Mersey - Capes Dunn
40 Station Road, Heaton Mersey, Cheshire, SK4 3QT
Tel. - 01614 321 911
Collectables & Toys

Newbury - Special Auction Services (SAS)
81 Greenham Business Park, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG19 6HW
Tel: 01635 580595
Fax: 0871 714 6905
(Not the 1st of August as advertised elsewhere)

Thursday 9th August 2018

Sheffield - Sheffield Auction Gallery
Windsor Road, Heeley, Sheffield, S88UB
Tel. - 01142 816 161
Viewing Wednesday 8th August 2018 09:00-16:45hrs and 9th from 8:30am, sale starts 10:00am.
Die Cast, Railways on O and OO and Tin-plate, plus a circus collection

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Other Events

Sunday 5th August 2018
 
Cancelled due to ill-health

A local event is all I've got for you this week, I'm sure there's stuff like this happening all over the place every weekend at this time of year, but PR (beyond a banner on a shop near a [local] road or two is never the strong point of 'local' things . . ."It's a LOCAL show for LOCAL people; isn't it Tubb's?"!

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Surry-Hants Boarder - White Dove Collectors Transport Show
Kingsley Sports Ground, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 9PD
Web. - www.whitedoveevents.org.uk
eMail - whitedoveevents@hotmail.co.uk

I know what you're thinking, but you'll be surprised what turns up at vehicle-shows, from experience we're talking large Tudor Rose old-fashioned cars, other old plastic dime-store/beach toy stuff in general and highly sought-after old Pyro/Airfix motor car/automobile model-kits, for starters, plus all the usual die-cast crud, but all of it likely to be cheaper than toy-fair fare, as it's usually being sold by dealers more interested in the real things, and most of it pretty new-to-market!

Cancelled due to ill-health

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If you are an event promoter/show curator/auctioneer and you want your toy, model, collectable or popular-/youth-culture type sale/exhibition/event listed here - FOR FREE - or linked to; please eMail me -

maveickatlarge[at]hotmail[dot]com, 

- stating the date/s of the event, address of event, contact details, opening/viewing times, admission pricing and any other relevant facts/details or features - parking, travel notes, disability access, availability of refreshments, event subject matter &etc.

And please mention any flyer-art or poster-/leaflet-scans but send by separate eMail, in case they go to the 'junk' folder, from where they can be recovered and marked safe, but only if I know they're there!

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