Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Where Poppies Blow

My review of John Lewis-Stempel's 'Where Poppies Blow - The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War' appears today on Caught by the River.

Friday, 13 January 2017

From the Cold Light of Kemptonia

Bought in the cold light of Kemptonia and in the district of time known as Immediately-before-Christmas a collection of items for sale to ladies and gentlemen of taste immaculate at the tattoo of antiques known as my website.









Saturday, 31 December 2016

Shadows and Reflections in the Year 2016

My Shadows and Reflections of the Year 2016 have been published today on Caught by the River.




Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Box

Bought only very recently Way Beyond the Outskirts of Pandemonium a piece of working Folk Art from the year 1930 in the form of a zinc bait box, D-shaped with copper hinge, perforated lid and hand bound leather strap.  For the purposes of the keeping of worms or gentles belonging to a lady or a gentleman out on the banks in search of a chub or grayling in the crisp midwinter light.  For sale at the Sign of the Gagged Pike also known as my website. 








Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Game Despatch

Originally posted from Park Street off Grosvenor Square in the year 1914, a Game Despatch Box yet to arrive at its final destination, that being the hallway of the lady or gentleman who buys it before the final postal despatch of the year from Arcadia North Six at 17.30hrs on Friday.  Thank-you.








Monday, 19 December 2016

From a Shop Window in Calcutta c. 1925

Once upon a time in Arcadia in the year 1925, a lady or a gentleman went into the premises of Manton & Co. (Gunmaker to H.E. the Viceroy) at 13, Old Court House Street, Calcutta.  There, they purchased a 3 1/2ins. Brass Crank Wind Mahseer Winch with a distinctive fish shaped handle finished in horn.  This was then sent to be nickel plated at the famous Manton's workshop.  The reel has survived and is today in the year of 2016 for sale In the Shop Window of my website.