Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Escht, Jan 14, 2019.
Great stash, brings back memories , are any of them boxes up for sale
Used to live at Stoneleigh..by the river just over the hill from the Agricultural show site....used to go to Leamington Spa ..to Rawlings..a sports shop where I discovered Wells!!..aged 6!
Met your brother Paul on Sunday, he came over to the stall for a chat.
He's sold me all your collection, says you need the space .
Yes, he told me he had been talking to you, i'm not that desperate yet, lol!, but in time, who knows?, once it gets a bit warmer i'll get everything out and take photos as i have no idea what i have got!, my inventory needs updating as some i fired years ago and have added other bits to the collection which is mostly rockets.
1930's Pains distress rocket from a ship with original container.............I've managed to do a swap for this item . Already spoken for ......... a nice historical piece.......... nose cone holds a parachute............... wonder whats going to turn up next ?
kevin , you seem to have a flair for finding such things , very interesting piece , …….. Is it a red one ?
yes, says RED LIGHT on the label, not easy to see in these pics...... has the Pains Imperial triangle mark on the label, design puts it almost certainly in the 1930's............
Nice 1953 Britannia Fireworks catalogue that appeared on Ebay earlier this week, just arrived in the post. Looks like more bangers to find........
now that's really nice, great condition , never seen the brochure before . good purchase ,
and I got change from a tenner....... doesn't happen very often on Ebay......... earlier in the week there were 26 x 2/- full boxes of Excelsior bangers plus one Brocks bangs box, started at £40 and within half a day a certain you know who had been involved and ended up at £1,200 before he got the seller to pull the listing and do a private off Ebay deal.....I never bothered bidding as they were in N Ireland and no idea how they could be got back here....... those boxes had a mix of at least 3 different types in the boxes and maybe more but as they have now gone into the Surrey Black Hole no one will ever know..........
I missed out on that one then!, usually when a brochure is listed i get outbid with around 5 seconds to go!, i think we need to launch a raid on the Surrey Black Hole and liberate the pyro, lol!
well if you need brochures I've plenty of examples from 80's through to early 2000s.......... most makes including Cosmic, Esco, Bright Star,Standard, Black Cat, Brocks, Astra and you'll never get outbid.
I've been working towards getting this Standard £1:80 box for last 3 weeks or so, got the deal done today, seems to be a complete box with some very nice items in it.
dates to 1974, only year they made a box at this price and last year they sold fireworks with prices marked on them
then from one of my contacts a small group of items
£1.80 for all those fantastic fireworks, those were the days!
thank god for that !
Some lovely items here! Interesting to see the Floodlight priced at 7.5 p and the Air Bomb at 6 p. Were these from the same year? I know which firework we’d have gone for as kids...
This box was only made for the 1974 season which was the last year for prices being shown on fireworks.My guess is that Standard were using. up leftover stock to fill boxes in that season.
I don't think I've seen that label type on a Coloured Niagra before.
Very pleased to be able to add this box to my collection.
It’s a really nice collection. The Wooden handled Olympic Torch must have been among the last of its type before they changed to a plastic handle. I think the Jackpot with the red apple was less common too. I really like the simple combination of colours on the Silver Fountain label. Such fond early memories of this era of Standard.
i thought it was well worth paying out for, even more so when I saw it yesterday.
I was not certain I would be able to get it as the owner had been given my number and the number for T.C. , luckily he rang my number first and I was able to get the deal done.. this is one box that didn't disappear into the black hole of Surrey never to be seen .
This is the era I rember best, just left school and in work so able to spend a bit on pyro which was always Standard as only other choice we had around here was Astra.
Glad you got it before TC
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