car boot sale finds

A collection of the things I find at car boot sales, charity shops. vintage and flea markets.
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120mm film negative from the car boot sale.I love this one, it looks like a film still, especially the lady closest to the camera.

120mm film negative from the car boot sale.
I love this one, it looks like a film still, especially the lady closest to the camera.

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I was going to post this last week after the sad passing of Robin Williams, I tried to compose the post - but I couldn’t find the right words. I didn’t want to ‘jump on the bandwagon’, I didn’t want to ‘glory hog’ or twist personal tragedy, it was a genuine feeling of sadness, associated with someone who had brought so much joy to the world.
The story behind this Mork figure is a lovely personal one - I have had it for around 34 years, I found it whilst playing in a sandpit near my Gran’s house back in 1979-80. I never had any Star Wars figures growing up so this was the first merchandise figure I owned - as I grew up, Mork battled against Action Force figures and rode in under-sized cars and has been with me for as long as I can remember, and now has a permanent spot on my shelves.
Mental health is such an important subject, one that cannot be ignored or undervalued. I could speak for a long time about, but this isn’t the forum to do so. Simply put, if you love someone - let them know you care, it can make the world of difference in the day of someone who is suffering.
I would like to remember Robin Williams in 3 roles:1. Sean Maguire in ‘Good Will Hunting’2. John Keating in ‘Dead Poets Society’3. Mork from ‘Mork & Mindy’, ‘Happy Days’ and my playground adventures.
Nanu nanu.

I was going to post this last week after the sad passing of Robin Williams, I tried to compose the post - but I couldn’t find the right words. I didn’t want to ‘jump on the bandwagon’, I didn’t want to ‘glory hog’ or twist personal tragedy, it was a genuine feeling of sadness, associated with someone who had brought so much joy to the world.

The story behind this Mork figure is a lovely personal one - I have had it for around 34 years, I found it whilst playing in a sandpit near my Gran’s house back in 1979-80. I never had any Star Wars figures growing up so this was the first merchandise figure I owned - as I grew up, Mork battled against Action Force figures and rode in under-sized cars and has been with me for as long as I can remember, and now has a permanent spot on my shelves.

Mental health is such an important subject, one that cannot be ignored or undervalued. I could speak for a long time about, but this isn’t the forum to do so. Simply put, if you love someone - let them know you care, it can make the world of difference in the day of someone who is suffering.

I would like to remember Robin Williams in 3 roles:
1. Sean Maguire in ‘Good Will Hunting’
2. John Keating in ‘Dead Poets Society’
3. Mork from ‘Mork & Mindy’, ‘Happy Days’ and my playground adventures.

Nanu nanu.

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I started a project a few years ago called ‘jetpackage’ - where I would send inspirational / quirky items to a creative person, to inspire them to create some artwork. The idea was that I inspire them, send me something, and then I would be inspired and reply. 
This package went out the talented illustrator Guy McKinley, I cannot wait to see what he comes back with!

I started a project a few years ago called ‘jetpackage’ - where I would send inspirational / quirky items to a creative person, to inspire them to create some artwork. The idea was that I inspire them, send me something, and then I would be inspired and reply. 

This package went out the talented illustrator Guy McKinley, I cannot wait to see what he comes back with!

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Tennis rackets and suitcases from the car boot sale, decorating our spare bedroom.

Tennis rackets and suitcases from the car boot sale, decorating our spare bedroom.

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Photograph from the car boot sale.

Photograph from the car boot sale.

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Royal Typewriter from the car boot sale. I can never resist a beautiful typewriter, there is something so magical about them - I especially love the outdated fraction keys, like 3/8 and 1/4.

Royal Typewriter from the car boot sale. I can never resist a beautiful typewriter, there is something so magical about them - I especially love the outdated fraction keys, like 3/8 and 1/4.

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120mm film negative scan from the car boot sale.
I posted this on Instagram and the camera on the right was identified as a Kodak Reflex II. I wonder what camera this photograph was taken on.

120mm film negative scan from the car boot sale.

I posted this on Instagram and the camera on the right was identified as a Kodak Reflex II. I wonder what camera this photograph was taken on.

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Zenit-B 35mm SLR camera that went to a new home yesterday. This camera had one of the most satisfying shutter clicks in my collection.

Zenit-B 35mm SLR camera that went to a new home yesterday. This camera had one of the most satisfying shutter clicks in my collection.

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Slide from the car boot sale.

Slide from the car boot sale.

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