Today’s finds

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Richard Lane, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    Here we have some bit and pieces that I’ve acquired over the last few days.
    The range of Mines..all 1980’s I’d guess..a little to recent for me but I liked the group and so bought them.
    The other item..the Brocks Roman candle comes from another source..a treasured one who releases principally Brocks stuff to me on occasions.
    This one is from the 1960’s...Hemel Hempstead made..and coloured stars..and I love it!!
    Onward ever onward..the search goes on....Enjoy.
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  2. A fantastic selection. Especially the Roman candle.
     
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  3. David88

    David88 Supports UKFR

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the Cracker Jack, fond memories of those! Not sure if they’re from the late 90s? I notice the 1998 standard retailer brochure had a Cracker Jack but slightly different art work. Maybe yours is a earlier version a bit before my firework days though
     
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  4. Jamie Thornton

    Jamie Thornton Supports UKFR

    You always come up with really nice Richard,
    thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. Jamie Thornton

    Jamie Thornton Supports UKFR

    That crackerjack is early 90s, the later ones either had a piece of
    visco or pic.
     
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  6. Utterly splendid stuff! The Jack in the Box has a spooky look about it that I adore. Cracking finds.
     
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  7. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    EE5249F7-C942-4C22-918B-C8CF59A3170C.jpeg More Mines!
    I overlooked these when I posted the group yesterday.
    These are all live and came as a group from someone in the newsagent world..a clear out of general old stock items threw these up ..and I went over and collected them last week.Regrettably there were no other pyro bits! A9D685F9-BE28-47A9-8094-D8ACEF721312.jpeg CA1B3A4D-ACA5-432D-9BD8-014B9AF7E0D7.jpeg 8653CDF9-BC92-4710-93CF-826B68B330CB.jpeg AED092C2-3DD1-4880-9A57-97ADE8E617F6.jpeg
     
  8. Pyro Ed

    Pyro Ed Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Lovely!
     
  9. Jamie Thornton

    Jamie Thornton Supports UKFR

    Great stuff Richard keep it up, must be great to
    come across stuff like this first hand.
     
  10. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    It is Jamie..really gratifying...this one came as a purely chance encounter..but all the time I have my “pyro antenna” switched on...and sometimes..quite rarely it pays off.:rolleyes:
     
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  11. Always liked the look of those big Brock's candles. Anyone know if they were good performers ?
     
  12. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    Like we keep saying, it's still out there just waiting to be found and preserved.............
     
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  13. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

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    They certainly were..:rolleyes:...Brocks as a company were world famous..in partic because of the fact that they supplied the Empire with huge displays for any prestigious event..and the famous “Brocks Benefit” displays at the Crystal Palace..for which they were renowned for amongst other things their Roman Candles
    Their retail public side benefited hugely because of their justifiable quality Mark
    Attached some from my collection...
     
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  14. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    Here here..or is it hear hear!o_O
     
  15. Jamie Thornton

    Jamie Thornton Supports UKFR

    And also the colourful art works just made them desirable to
    buy, everything about the British made stuff was so exciting,
    can’t say the same for the stuff nowadays sadly, when you’ve seen one
    item in performance you’ve seen them all.
     
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  16. wonderful photos Richard brings back memories of my old prep school fireworks displays in the mid sixties. I used to try and collect the spent fireworks after the display but a master was always on hand to keep the boys away! I do remember these items you have kindly shared with us and indeed their larger cousins!
     
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  17. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    Ah the joys of a prep school education!!:eek::rolleyes:o_O....and what about the food!!!:mad:o_O:(
     
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  18. Yes awful at my prep school Scaitcliffe
    The fireworks for the school display were purchased from Gamages and size mattered!
    I remember the master in charge of the fireworks one year asked if any schoolboy parents could donate some extra fireworks and what was considered the firework to enjoy was Brock’s Barrage of Thunderbolts 40/- I remember . My Pa picked up the Pains Wessex Thunderbolt Bombardment instead!
     
  19. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    Yes ...same for me...Brocks Barrage of Thunderbolts for 40 bob...as previously posted..and an equivalent Pains Big Barrage !! 9FD22B1F-8928-4616-949C-BE9A4E3B13CA.jpeg 7F1FD514-B423-491C-B3B9-3316C89189B7.jpeg 39D4C6FB-1E96-42B2-8D15-1DF9B71C33C0.jpeg 60DC8770-C730-40F5-A4D2-F131B16A1E9A.jpeg