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Naturphänomen
Reiche Erbin: "So oft ich’s beim Baden auch versuche, ich vermag mich nict über dem Wasser zu halten."
Herr: "Merkwüedig – ein Goldfisch der nicht schwimmen kann"

Natural Phenomenon
Rich Heiress: "Whenever I too try bathing, I can not manage to keep
myself afloat."
Man: "Strange – a goldfish who can’t swim"

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…. After 50 Years Of Neglect On French Farm Are Worth At Least £12 Million

Even today, when the whole world has been mapped by GPS, there are still valuable hidden treasures left to discover. After calling in auctioneers, the grandchildren of entrepreneur Roger Baillon discovered that the collection of 60 vintage automobiles from the 1930s to the 1950s left to rust in sheds on the family’s farm in western France could be worth £12 million or more at auction.

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These aren’t your run-of-the-mill 1930s vintage automobiles, either (if such a thing exists). One Talbot-Lago in the collection had previously been owned by Egyptian King Farouk and a Ferrari had been used in the filming of a movie with Jane Fonda. Along with the rare Maserati in this collection, Baillon had intended to build a museum with his collection. When things didn’t go as expected, however, he had to sell 50 cars, and the rest of the collection was forgotten.

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The collection will be put up for auction in Paris on February 6th, 2015. Any cars unfit for restoration will be sold for spare parts.

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I love these old colour postcards and have collected digital images of them for ages. Here’s some of the ones I like the best – Ted

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All posts material: “Sauce” and “Gentleman’s Relish” by Ronnie Barker – Hodder & Stoughton in 1977

Holiday Postcards Part 4

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All posts material: “Sauce” and “Gentleman’s Relish” by Ronnie Barker – Hodder & Stoughton in 1977

The Difference

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The Lady: What is the difference between the burgundy at 5s. 6d.
and the one at 6s. 6d?
The waiter: One shilling, Madam.

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Holiday P0stcards Part 3

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All posts material: “Sauce” and “Gentleman’s Relish” by Ronnie Barker – Hodder & Stoughton in 1977

The Sauce-box

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See that sauce-box on the sea-shore ;
in her scanty silk swimsuit and stockings.
She has split the side of her swimsuit, so she says,
and has sewn it up with strong thick string.
Strong thick string isn’t suitable for sewing up
the sides of split swimsuits as we can see,
because these sauce-boxes are showing
their skin through the sides.
Should any sailors sauntering on the sea-shore
spot these slits in the sides of their scanty silk swimsuits,
these two sauce-boxes might, in certain circumstances,
suddenly find themselves in a similar state to,
if not a sauce-box, then certainly a sauce-bottle
tipped upside down and shaken.

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The lake is “Mjøsa”, Norway’s largest and one of the ships by the railway station is SS Skibladner. SS Skibladner runs Gjøvik / Lillehammer and Gjøvik / Eidsvoll return in the summer season. Nick name: Mjøsa’s White Swan

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Take A Day Trip To 1856

The world’s oldest preserved paddle steamer in timetabled service, with live steam engines, paddle wheels and a speed of 12 knots. "Skibladner" is the pride of Norway’s inland, and one of Norway’s best-loved tourist attractions. You can easily make a day trip on her if you are staying in the Oslo area – or planning to visit Lillehammer. Not to be missed.

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Holiday P0stcards Part 2

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Holiday P0stcards Part 1

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A recipe from “Calumet Cook Book” published in 1935calumet_cream_cake_cake_intro_ill
You’ll find the recipe HERE

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Health For All

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Ronnie Barker’s Comment: In 1890, when there was no Trades Descriptions Act, advertisers would claim unlimited powers for their products, both improving and curative. You could grow a hundredweight of hair in three weeks, or put five inches round the bust in a fortnight, simply by rubbing on cream. Soaps were plentiful and varied (Brown Windsor, which is now a soup, was once a soap!) and their advertising artistic rather than down to earth. Here is a  reproduction of one of these advertisements:

Two Girls, in some far wooded chine
(Hush, lest we interlope)
Bathe in the Rhine
Their forms divine
With GOODWIN’S TOILET SOAP

The Summer sun, like golden wine
A sky of Heliotrope
The salty brine –
Her thoughts incline
To GOODWIN’S TOILET SOAP.

The cleansing shower of rain so fine
Umbrellas at the slope –
A bath at nine
That smell of pine!
It’s GOODWIN’S TOILET SOAP.

Make cleanliness your life’s design
(For while there’s life there’s hope)
Come rain or shine
For Auld Lang Syne
Use GOODWIN’S TOILET SOAP.

And since this text is one of the best lures I’ve seen in a long time this add will serve as this weeks “Lure of the Mad Men” post as well – Ted

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 A recipe found on The Daily Bungalow’s Flickr setsK C Jelly Roll_intro_ill

You’ll find the recipe HERE

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Lazy Morning

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As a collector of just about everything from old cook books to vintage travelling trunks, suitcases and ephemera I can respect a man who collects what ever it is as long as he does it with passion. Yes, old spark plugs too – Ted

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Trick Of The Eye

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Print out the postcard, hold it in front of you and
bring it closer and closer to your eyes and
the dusky pair will seem to be kissing.

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Print out the card and hold it close to your eyes and
move it slowly away and the dentist will seem to pull out
the patient’s tooth.
(Move the card close again and he will seem to put it back in)


You could of course be a lazy sod and just move your
face towards and away from the screen – Ted 😉

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EYE TEST CHART
Do You Need Glasses

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If you have trouble seeing the nice bottoms on the bottom line here
you better get yourself some glasses pretty quick.

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That Explains It

Captain: (Indicates plaque on the floor)
Here is where Nelson fell, Your Majesty
Edward VII: I’m not surprised. I nearly tripped over the damned thing myself.
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Footer At Christmas

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Customer: (who has inquired the price of every article on the counter)
And this pest exterminator, how is it applied?
Weary Chemist: (emphatically)
You take a tablespoon every half hour, madam.
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