Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Pyro Ed, Mar 4, 2019.
Thought I'd share a bit of history This is more documenting some of what I have, but its pretty cool
Totally from my specific era from when I was absolutely hooked. Though, you can keep your Chinese and Malaysian imported goods. There's a few critters in there. I must have sold literally thousands of packs of those Sonic FX rockets in my shop too. Terrible things. Noisy as hell and send sharp plastic everywhere. Glad they've gone to be honest. I am so sad the old blue touchpaper days are over.
I would say I was first hooked around the very early 1980's. Pre BS7114. Was born 77 so probs about 5ish when I fist cheekily opened my first cellophaned selection box and was screamed at when my mam caught me with all the items out on the table, fondling and smelling them. Magical times. Thanks for sharing your touchpaper items. Brings it all back.
nice collection of 90s stuff , pyro ed .
thanks for showing .
No worries. I need to do the same with my single stuff. I find it pretty exciting to look through these selection boxes. I NEVER thought I'd manage to get my hands on a Diamond selection that's for sure!!
Awesome collection Pyro Ed. Great to see, thanks.
Nice. I like the Feu-De-Joie, always wanted one, think I might have had one in a box in the past.
I cant remember specifically what it does to be honest. Fountain with stars I guess.
Think its a silver rain/jewel fountain with an animated or star shell candle and a screamer/hummer candle. There's a Chinese version too.
Fountain and candle combination with a noisy finale, i had one every year.
Thanks. Is it strange that every time I see my pics above, it makes me really happy hahaha!!!
Waw thats an impressive collection of stuff I rememberfrom my childhood, I loved those red triple air bomb candles they seemed so loud back then ,the old art work seems so much more interesting than modern , I'm not a fan of the new box fountain idea it's alot of unnecessary cardboard
Coming back to this post, I've done a very basic calculation of what its all cost me. Seemingly over £3000 so far for this lot and the other 90s stuff I have.
I've started doing a spreadsheet to keep track of it all..
Be warned, old pyro is highly addictive and expensive...
Lovely stuff and yes you are right, addictive and expensive, but worth every penny!
Wow, thats some collection. Especially like the Adtra selection box, graphics is always decent. I'm just getting into vintage firework collecting and hope to have a standard of items like this one day!
Early Standard fireworks would be top of the list but even your late 90's bring back memories I wish to have again.
Thanks for sharing bud
Cheers, I intend to do a more upto date picture soon. But its a bit of a pain as most is kept in remote storage. I agree with the astra graphics. They are still amazing.
@Standard321 You'll like this one too: https://www.fireworks-forum.org.uk/threads/my-youth-relived-in-old-pyro-d.31473/
Thats bloody brilliant Ed, how many years of collecting has it taken to produce that?
Probably 6? Something like that.
Not bad going, the stuff is still out there.. so there is light at the end of the tunnel..or huge balck cat Roket
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