The East London junk shop and its Grand Prix film canisters
Last night I happened to pass a junk shop last night in East London in a rather intoxicated condition, which is, of course, nothing particularly exciting. Though, looking through the crazy paraphernalia generally displayed in the shop window, I couldn't help noticing several stacks of 16mm film canisters. It has to be noted that such things always attract my attention, since I happen to be one of those people who tend to collect just about anything that could possibly have some creative value. Ogling these canisters I noticed that they happened to have such tags as 'Grand Prix Belgium 1982' 'Ferrari F1 reel' 'Grand Prix 1971' 'House of Stewart' and 'Manx TT'. You can probably imagine my surprise, excitement and disbelief at the same time. Had the pints I had earlier had such a devastating effect on my mind that I was now imagining film canisters apparently containing the holy grail of any serious motorsport collector; original film footage from the most exciting eras of motorsport, or could it actually, possibly, be reality?Add a comment
Corgi, Dinky, Tri-ang: collecter's dreams..
On 12 July a large amount of vintage model cars from several private collections will go under the hammer. 'Collectable Toy Specialists' Vectis Auctions from Stockton on Tees, England will be offering many many model cars from the 40s, 50s and 60s from then reputable English model car manufacturers like Corgi, Dinky and Tri-ang. There is a huge variety of models, from cars, to tractors, lorries and even a 'Corporal guided missile on Mobile Launcher'. As you would expect from private collectors most of the models still have their original boxes (this enhances the value to collectors massively) and are in excellent condition. There are some truly intriguing models up for auction, we've picked a few and presented them here in this post, read on after the jump.Add a comment