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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, May 31, 2019

News, Views Etc . . . Forthcoming Events Saturday 1st June - Friday 7th June 2019

Make America Great Again!

Auction News; Chinasaurs; Cuttings; Dinosaurs; Dolls' Houses; Dr. Who Collectables; Hasbro; Monopoly Board Game; News; News Views Etc; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soma Industries; Sportsmen; Sportswomen; Stamp Exhibition; Tim-Mee; Toy Fairs;
By hiding the PVC-vinyl imports in the small print, well played Hasbro! Still, at least they're not rare-earths! If you want to play hardball with China Donald, you need a level of intellect you don't have!

Old toys . . . you want to know where to find old toys this coming week . . .

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Toy Fairs

Saturday 1st June 2019

Bexhill-on-Sea - SRP Toy Fairs
St. Barnabas Parish Church, Cantelupe Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1JG
Mob. - 07739 998 012 (Paula or Gerry)
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Admission charge unknown

Chester - Tony Oaks Toy Fairs
The Cheshire Country Club Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 1PR
Internet presence unknown
Tel. - 01270 652 773
Mob. - 07825 631 323
10:30 - 14:30hrs
Admission £2.00
Free Parking

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Sunday 2nd June 2019

Ashington - David Parsons - Toy & Train Collectors Fair
Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex, RH20 3PG
Tel. - 01424 846 676 (Pete)
Mob. - 07742 609 865 (David)
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Adults £1.50, concessions £1

Buxton - Barry Potter / BP Fairs
The Octagon Hall, Pavillion gardens, St. Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN
Tel. - 01604 846 688
Mob. - 07966 527 177
10:30 - 15:00hrs
Admission £3.50 (early-bird £6, from 08:00hrs), OAP's £3, Children £1

Colchester - SRP Toy Fairs
Langham Community Centre, School Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5PA
Web. - http://srptoyfairs1.co.uk/
eMail - srptoys1@hotmail.co.uk
Mob. - 07739 998 012 (Paula or Gerry)
10:00 - 14:00hrs
Admission charge unknown

Falkirk, Scotland - McLaren Models
Tel. - 01324 624 102

Pudsey, Leeds - Steel Promotions - Leeds (Pudsey) Toy/Train Fair
Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, Stanningley Road, LS28 5TA
Internet presence unknown
Tel. I - 0161 283 1255
Tel. II - 0161 766 2012
10:00 - 15:00hrs
Admission charge unknown
Café, licensed bar

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Auctions

Saturday 1st June 2019

Elstree - Excalibur Auctions (day 2 of a 2-day auction, day 1: yesterday)
The Village Hotel, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SB (venue)
Chiltern Business Centre, Woodside Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 6AA (office)
02036 330 913
Free Tea or Coffee

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Friday 7th June 2019

Taunton - Greenslade Taylor Hunt (GTH)
The Octogon Saleroom, 113a East Reach, Taunton, Devon, TA1 3HL
Web. - www.gth.net
eMail - antiques.saleroom@gth.net
Tel. - 01823 332 525

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Other Events

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Auction News; Chinasaurs; Cuttings; Dinosaurs; Dolls' Houses; Dr. Who Collectables; Hasbro; Monopoly Board Game; News; News Views Etc; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soma Industries; Sportsmen; Sportswomen; Stamp Exhibition; Tim-Mee; Toy Fairs;

Caterham - Aviation Antiques - RAF Kenley Aerojumble
RAFA Club, Kenley Aerodrome, Victor Beamish Avenue, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 SFX
TEL. 07860 762 277 (Alistair White)
9am - Finish
Admision charge unknown
Books, Toys, Models, Aircraft Parts, Uniforms & Militaria, Airfield Tours

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Overseas Events

Ongoing . . . Continuing Until Sunday 2nd June 2019

Auction News; Chinasaurs; Cuttings; Dinosaurs; Dolls' Houses; Dr. Who Collectables; Hasbro; Monopoly Board Game; News; News Views Etc; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soma Industries; Sportsmen; Sportswomen; Stamp Exhibition; Tim-Mee; Toy Fairs;

Stockholm, Sweden - Royal Philatelic Society of London - Stockholmia2019 (stamp fair)
Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
Web. - http://www.stockholmia2019.se/ (show details/publicity/press releases)
Show Hours . . .
Friday 31st May 2019 - 10:00-18:00hrs (today)
Saturday 1st June 2019 - 10:00-17:00hrs
Sunday 2nd June 2019 - 10:00-15:00hrs
Competition and non-competitive exhibition displays. Participation is open to all Fellows and Members of the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL)
Web. - http://www.rpsl.org.uk/membership.asp (membership details)

Saturday 1st June 2019

Dallas, Texas - North Dallas Toy Show
Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Rd, Suite 600, Farmers Branch, TX 75244, Texas, USA
 Tel. - +12 148 937 726
09:00 - 15:00hrs
Admission $2.00

Sunday 2 June 2019

Arnhem, Netherlands - Figz -  'FIGZ' Wargames Show
Dennenweg 106, 6823 MS Arnhem, Netherlands
eMail - info@figz.nl
10:00-17:00hrs
Admission-free entry
Free parking

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Also / And / And Also!
6th June 1944

It can't have escaped your notice that this Thursday is the 75th Commemoration (a lot of people died) of the Allied air & sea armada and the landings in Normandy (Alliiert Landungsunternehmanoperation von See und Luftlandeangriff aus Normandie abbreviated with National Socialist precision to WTF?) which paved the way for the liberation of Europe from the yolk of fascism, from starvation, from industrial murder . . . and from the Vichy!

I can't possibly find, do justice to, or make space for all of the events which will be going on, both sides of the English Channel and elsewhere in the world, so here are three of the main 'event' links, and I'll leave it to those keen to attend something to take it from here. If there is a little local-thing you know of and think others may be interested-in; feel free to drop something in the comments as you pass or add other useful links.

Independent Over-arching Listing
https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/normandy/commemorations/2019

Britain - UK Government Site
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/d-day-75

France - Local Authority Site - Normandy
http://en.normandie-tourisme.fr/calendar-of-events/june-603-2.html

Some events will be this weekend, the majority next, with the main services on Thursday/Friday, for which we have to put up with the fat, weird-haired, blow-hard, gobshite one! No, not Boris the other one! No, not Kin Jong Un . . . the corrupt, white, biggly-wiggly burger-stuffing, President one . . . you know; the one in Putin's sexy-pee-pee videos! Hummm, yeahhhh, he's visiting! Great! Greatly-great . . . I said so!

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Toys in the Media

Auction News; Chinasaurs; Cuttings; Dinosaurs; Dolls' Houses; Dr. Who Collectables; Hasbro; Monopoly Board Game; News; News Views Etc; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soma Industries; Sportsmen; Sportswomen; Stamp Exhibition; Tim-Mee; Toy Fairs;
A rather fine dolls house (mansion!) being used to flog some clothes in last Friday's ES Magazine. Presumably it's a modern one as you wouldn't want even a half-starved model draped over an antique! You can see the hinges for the middle section, allowing the whole wall to open.

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Links

Lovin' the 'Army Man' mug-handle!

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H is for How They Come In

Auction News; Chinasaurs; Cuttings; Dinosaurs; Dolls' Houses; Dr. Who Collectables; Hasbro; Monopoly Board Game; News; News Views Etc; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soma Industries; Sportsmen; Sportswomen; Stamp Exhibition; Tim-Mee; Toy Fairs;
Apart from the Sandown Park purchases last weekend (17 rack-toys among other things!) was this China-marked Tim-Mee copy, who was found, here, on the floor and probably came with those superheroes/other bits seen in this slot a couple of weeks ago.

This week's 'big score' was two bags of Chinasaurs, among which were what appears to be all or most of contents  of a Safari Mini's 'toob' (the bag to the left) and a trio of AAA/'Triple-A' beasts - the other bag.

Auction News; Chinasaurs; Cuttings; Dinosaurs; Dolls' Houses; Dr. Who Collectables; Hasbro; Monopoly Board Game; News; News Views Etc; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soma Industries; Sportsmen; Sportswomen; Stamp Exhibition; Tim-Mee; Toy Fairs;
Bath-time on Dune;
"Just stand there and let the nice lady wash your barnacles, or I'll blow you away!"

I also got these out of the 50p basket in one of the charity shops, the stable-girl is modern and Chinese, the seal pair are Kinder (I think) and the 'army man' is another Soma. While I'm assuming - from the BBC license - that the other . . . ahem . . . 'item' is a Dr. Who thing? But it'll look good in some future fantasy figure round-up . . . or something! I guess it's scaled for 3 or 4-inch action figures?

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Sorting

Auction News; Chinasaurs; Cuttings; Dinosaurs; Dolls' Houses; Dr. Who Collectables; Hasbro; Monopoly Board Game; News; News Views Etc; News Views Etc...; Show Dates; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soma Industries; Sportsmen; Sportswomen; Stamp Exhibition; Tim-Mee; Toy Fairs;
Sportsmen . . . and sportswomen! Trying to label-up the figures that have featured in recent editions of Plastic Warrior magazine, but it's not easy, there seem to be a least five lots and the Pepsi-HK set are different sculpts!

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The 'dividers' today are trying to be a row of beach-huts as we are heading into 'Flaming June' with a forecast of colder weather next week, but Saturday is supposed to be a scorcher!

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