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

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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