Here is one for all you Beatles' fans out there.
Our local auction house Tennants of Leyburn, which is very big and very impressive, has a mini covered in old pennies in the foyer. It has the words Penny Lane as a number-plate and is to be included in a sale soon. The expected price is around £7,000 if you are interested.
Friend W and I went to have a look at it this afternoon and then had a wander round the stuff to be included in tomorrow's sale. So much of it looks to be rubbish but I know from watching various antiques programmes that this is not so - china, bric a brac, books, furniture, textiles, lovely very old dolls' prams, christening gowns in what looks like tussore silk (remember that?) - the list of stuff is endless. Fascinating to look round but nothing I actually craved - in fact I rarely do these days = stuff is something I already have too much of. But a really interesting afternoon out - so thanks for that W - now a rest before getting ready to go out for a meal.
Friday, 6 March 2015
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Look at that car!! Amazing! And ofcourse best wishes to John and Chris! Hugs! deb
That is a very distinctive car - someone will snap it up. Auctions can be fascinating events, but like you I am trying not to acquire any more 'stuff'.
What would you do with it. You'd have to remove the number plates and register the proper number , and if you had an accident and one of the pennies flew off where would you be then? Of course you are OK you can drive it up and down the pasture when you take the farmer his flask of tea.
How fascinating. I am like you, however, I need to get rid of lots more 'stuff', not acquire it. Cheers
When living/working in London back in the 60's I got to know Paul McCartney, and did actually travel a couple of times in his own mini. It wasn't covered in pennies!
You are lucky to live near to such a great auction house. Our ones round here are a bit . . . parochial shall I say?
That mini has a wow factor. Always had them when I was young, just loved them, you could see daylight through the floor of my car, and it would gently come to a halt when it rained, the distributor cap always got wet and there I would be stuck in some country lane!
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