|The Stockport antiques and collectors fair takes place every couple of months|
|Highlights of todays fair included these unusual red and yellow celluloid dolls|
with the "Made in Occupied Japan" stamp dating back to 1950,
found in a box in a toyshop in Egypt!
|The fair takes places in the ballroom of the sumptuous Stockport town hall |
with stained glass windows, cornices and gold leaf details
|Pretty antique lace and trims. This stall holder often features on the TV show "Bargain Hunters"|
|I was tempted by the vast collection of silver cutlery, linen and tea-sets|
|"Dig-out" doll with no arms - named so as so many of these dolls were manufactured, many were thrown in to tips and then later dug up. I loved the wee doll in a crocheted dress. On closer inspection she had no legs - she is an "egg cosy doll"!|
|A box for beauty restorers including a product for civility and to aid the brain!|
|The mint china boot was salvaged from an old bootmakers in Liverpool that closed down and was famous for it's window display of miniature footwear!|
|"Nitty Nora" print - examining children's hair for nits!|
|This box appealed to. Usually placed next to an open fire so it kept the slippers inside nice and toasy! I also liked the sweet 1960s sewing basket|
The next fair will take place on 19 May 2012.
For more info, please call 0161 428 4191