A belated welcome to 2017 to our patient newsletter subscribers!
Summer has been a busy time - plenty of holidaying customers calling in. It's wonderful when people say goodbye with a "see you next year". Many of them take the time to tell us how good the shop is, which is always gratifying.
Whilst giving some thought to this newsletter, it occurred to us that (as well as highlighting new, unique and special items) there may well things you want included in the newsletter.
It's always easier for us to promote the items that we know are popular, particularly automobilia. Let us know if you would like more diversity in the newsletter.
Or you might like us to focus on stories, as well as products. The popularity of the various pickers/pawn shows is as much about the stories as it is what they find and trade. A reminder that we also have our YouTube Channel that has a range of videos where we talk about the shop, go on road trips and try to have a bit of fun. We'll keep adding to these as opportunities arise.
If you have any thoughts or suggestions, send us an email (just reply to this newsletter and that will get to us).
We've been working over the summer on putting together some new Sideshow Clown Machines. Built in-house from scratch, they have a fibreglass head and torso, new (speed adjustable) mechanism to turn the head and have been painted in a range of vibrant colours!
Why make new Sideshow Clown machines? These items are always popular - so popular that original ones are getting almost impossible to source. For some people, having an original is a vital part of their collecting, which is completely understandable. Others, though, are purely interested in having the look and functionality as part of their decor. These are for you. $2450 each, but newsletter subscribers are always welcome to ask for a discount!
For similar reasons we also stock some Reproduction Golden Fleece Quart Oil Bottles. Currently $85, but newsletter subscribers can have them for $75 each.
We've received some harsh comments from collectors for selling these. Again, this is very understandable. But, they are clearly reproductions and the originals are almost impossible to get and prohibitively expensive when they are available. For those people seeking to achieve a look in their man cave/shed, these serve a purpose.
A reminder that you can subscribe via the website to Categories and receive email notifications when we add something new to that Category. This is very handy for keeping an eye out for that special item that's hard to find. Instructions on subscribing are at the bottom of the home page.
A case in point is this Vintage Cast Iron Hand Water Pump.
We've had several requests over the past months for one of these. One finally arrived via a trip to have a look at various bits and pieces. $395.
By the way, Kevin's back!
Till next time, cheers,
Peter & Andrea