Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by standard steve, Dec 9, 2019.
taken over a year to purchase this box , theres rare items in it , some 1930s , the box , could be late 40s , early 50s . ive never seen one
of these boxes ever . strange spike on the star shell , the yellow lighter wick is massive .
course cardboard box , I think due to shortage of paper & card after the war, so I think they used what ever they could find .
theres wall paper used on some of the fireworks. enjoy chaps ! ss
Wow, lovely, would love to find a case of something like this just to be able to fire 1 and see what it all does, maybe 1 day.
WoW Nice Find!
Were those snow drops supposed to be hung up?
these rockets came from the same place, 4 boxes & dual priced so 1970. 3 of the boxes may go up sale
no there hand held , early plastic handle , theres a 3d spitfire in the pics , with a wooden handle .
what a fantastic box ss .......and that elusive rising sun was well worth the waiting around
Wow stunning box
I have a set of those rockets but i have the yellow one instead of the blue one, is that Star Shell original to that box as i never knew they were using that design that long ago?, i do remember the boxes being absolutely full like this one is.
Without a doubt the best Standard box contents I've ever seen............. a lot of items in there are a first for me............ great result and I know what you had to go through over last 14 months trying to get this deal sorted.
are rockets dual priced or size 5 . ? the box came has his . its a 1 shilling version , look at the spike , never seen one like that before ?
Pure class, very nice indeed. I remember a fair number of those from the late fifties . As for the hand held lovelies how I enjoyed walking around with snowdrops Spitfires and I also remember Golden Rains that had an amusing cartoon of a boy leaning over a wall 'raining' sparks onto another boy. Golden Rains I seem to remember you held on to a little squashed/ crimped wax end and hoped your fingers didn't get scorched . . . . I can almost still smell that wax. These fireworks are at the very earliest limit of my childhood, you are a very lucky chap Standard Steve, CONGRATULATIONS!
Mine are the later size 5 ones.
Very nice little lot, how those rockets remained exactly the same up to
Jamie , standard kept some of the same design labels from the 30s right up to the end of the blue touch period . I suppose why change if it
sells, like Heinz beans ! has simple as it is those dual priced rocket heads are 50 years old . these old fireworks we find to be fair ,
should not have survived . I never kept them as a kid !
ive another box to post Jamie , which came from the same source , a dual priced £2.00 box . not bad for a little lot ! also 50 years old .
Cheers Steve, can’t wait to see that also, yes its great
they’ve survived in such good condition, is the red spike plastic on
that star shell repeater Steve?, another timeless design on that one
and also the rising sun went all way to the end but blue stripe design later
but not changed in overall design.
hi Jamie, early plastic spike , not like the cone type we all know , its like four flat blades , never seen that type ever .
yes the 70s onwards rising sun was mainly blue , if you go to the vintage poster post on the forum , ive a 1936 poster on there showing
a 6d priced version of the one ive just got, it was a bit of a surprise , when I took the lid off the box . I didn't expect to see any of the items
in side . very lucky !
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