Monday, 2 December 2013
Another day out at Malvern Fleamarket
If you thought Golliwogs were non-PC, just look at what he's wearing round his neck . . . To overseas visitors, it's a Jim'll Fix It badge, given by the late and now despised proven paedophile Jimmy Saville, who was so good at collecting money for charity that a blind eye was turned to his "dark side" during his life. . .
We went to Malvern Fleamarket again yesterday. On the way we stopped at the Brecon Militaria Fair, to meet up with a friend and have a wander round. There's always plenty to learn.
This post will contain more examples of taxidermy, good and bad, so if you don't care for it, don't read on . . .
I have a soft spot for these cream and green-edged enamel saucepans. They remind me of my childhood.
There is always a lot of taxidermy about - quite often bad taxidermy, which I find drawn to photograph. This (and his friends) had been a Spanish bullfighting bull. Obviously a very brave one, to be preserved like this. Unfortunately his stitch marks were a bit obvious.
You had a choice of colours . . .
If I'd had the money, this watercolour of a cracking cob called "Nobby" would have come home with me. Ticket price was £100, but I'd have haggled . . .
I was a little perplexed as to what this might be - a sort of glorified wool winder, which combined different colours of yarn? Dunno. Suggestions on a postcard please . . .
There are always lots of foxes. This is not a 3 legged one, I think the fourth leg must be behind his brush.
This leery fox has the oddest expression, and reminds me of someone but I can't quite think who. A politician probably . . . Forgive me if I have photographed him before, as this stallholder does all the big Fleamarkets for miles around.
This poor little chap was obviously one of life's early casualties.
Some didn't even make it to an upright position.
Not for me - a whole new take on a three-legged stool . . .
A pretty little hexagon cushion snuggled in a nice copper pan.
There is always lots of costume jewellery. Here is a lovely display for my daughters to delight in.
Finally it was time to leave Malvern.
Anyway, we had a lovely day, although driving home in the approaching dark was tiring, especially in that period between very dimpsey and actual darkness. I bought a couple of things, which I will share with you later.