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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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

News, Views Etc . . . Vectis News

Firstly - late press on this Friay's auction; toy and model trains . . .

"The Model Train Sale to be held on the 19th of July features OO Gauge British Outline from Bachmann, Hornby (China), Mainline Railways, Heljan and others; HO USA & Continental Outline from Marklin, Rivarossi, Bachmann Spectrum and more. Plus, N Gauge, Hornby Dublo 2- and 3-rail, Kit/Scratchbuilt OO Gauge, and O Gauge locomotives and rolling stock from Hornby, modern and further. The sale also includes Part 2 of the Lawrence Scale Models Single Owner Collection and a further eight lots of Japanese/Korean Brass British Outline OO Gauge Locomotives. Additional lots include Gauge 1 & Larger, G Gauge, a Trix Footplate Man Construction Set, Meccano, Live Steam, plus catalogues, Books, Magazines, DVD's, and our usual good selection of General Trains."

Then a heads-up for August and September's dates, always nominal . . .

August Sale Dates

Tuesday 6th - Matchbox Sale
Wednesday 7th - Specialist Diecast
Thursday 8th - Specialist Diecast
Friday 9th - General Toy Sale
Thursday 22nd - Dolls and Teddy Bear Sale
Friday 23rd - Model Train Sale

September Sale Dates

Tuesday 3rd - Specialist Diecast
Wednesday 4th - Specialist Diecast
Thursday 5th - General Toy Sale
Tuesday 24th - The Simon Hope Matchbox Collection - Part 2
Thursday 26th - TV & Film Related Sale
Friday 27th - Model Train Sale

and finally; they will have stalls at the following events . . .


Saturday 17th - Sandown Park, Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ


Sunday 8th - Hugglets Teddy Bear Fair, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX

Sunday 15th - NEC Birmingham, The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT

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