2019 latest acquisitions..........

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Escht, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    Thanks for the picture, see yours has the double air bomb repeater, is that a size 25 or size 30 box ?
    Is that a box you found as is or is it a rebuild ? Wondering if I should swap out my size 4 repeater for a double ......... mine is a partial rebuild using some existing contents..........
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  2. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    I have now been able to acquire a very nice condition size 35 box, this now gives me 3 boxes that cover the transition from old money prices, through to new pence prices before going over to sized items ........ each box can be dated because of a date code on the back of the motor wheels and bouquet items.
    1970 Standard Dual Priced

    1974 Box £1:80 , only year this was made and last year for priced items, price numbering came in Jan 1975, may have been some carry over of old priced items to clear stocks

    Size 35 Box dated 1976 on back of motor wheel
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  3. Tinderbox

    Tinderbox Pro Firer/Crew

    The touch paper on some of these is pristine. Wonderful finds Kevin. A joy to look at.
  4. well explained kevin , nice original boxes .
  5. It’s a size 25 box as it was originally bought but I’ve had others with slightly different contents
  6. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    That's good to know, my box is also a size 25 , time to look at maybe changing that repeater, luckily I have one in the store.....
  7. I was looking through my lists today as i have listed everything i have ever bought since the late 1960's and can first find the Standard Aerial box in 1977, there are slight differences in that it had a Jack in the Box but no Mine of Serpents or Shooting Star and definitely the two shot Air Bomb Repeater which i always found in these boxes, as the years went by the contents did change with later ones having a mixture of British and Chinese fireworks, the rockets were replaced with Champagne Pop rockets.
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  8. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    Thanks Peter,
    I've swapped out the size 4 repeater for the size 2 1/2 2 shot as seen in the photo Chris supplied, think it is right now.............
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  9. Captain Caveman

    Captain Caveman Supports UKFR

    Ah been away working but the last couple of pages are a feast for sore eyes alright. :cool:
    Lovely stuff, amazing.
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