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Spotted in a Bric-à-Brac shop window ...

Discussion in 'audio' started by eisenach, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Somewhat off-topic, but slightly related: there's a railway memorabilia shop in Tintern, with the usual gubbins (old tinplate adverts, railway notices, a few Matchbox toys) in the window, but also two full-page posters, one of Marc Bolan, and one of The Sweet, from 1971 and 1973 respectively. It seemed rather an odd juxtaposition, and I wondered what the overlap was between trainspotters and fans of early '70s glam rock.

    No Quad though.
  2. eisenach

    eisenach #JeSuisProf

    JensenHealey, post: 4463626, member: 28595"]Leominster is stuffed with 'antique' shops. It can be a very nice day/afternoon out. Lovely town too. I doubt the shop in question is a 'charity' shop.

    It is not very far from me - but unless I am passing through either on my cross country route to Swansea, or I want to go to the architectural salvage place,
    I do not have sufficient interest in the kit on offer to wander over there.[/QUOTE]

    It's not a charity shop, but neither is it really an antique shop to my mind. That for me implies furniture, and they don't do that.
  3. Jason P

    Jason P pfm Member

    I popped into Oxfam in Keswick a few years back. They had a copy of Jennifer Warnes' Famous Blue Raincoat for £60. I assumed it was mint and asked to look at it, and was aghast to see it was absolutely scratched to buggery! When I mentioned this they just said 'that's what the book says it's worth'. I left chuckling to myself...
  4. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    Yes I must admit the odd time I see hifi in charity shops it's eye watering! Same line that book value and it's for..........
    Sad really to see them go unsold.
  5. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    See my similar set in the classifieds! ;)
  6. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    I would urge everyone here to follow @VinylStupidity on Twitter. A daily selection of hilariously priced/graded/manufactured/damaged-on-arrival record related posts. Some absolute stinkers but very funny. I can highly recommend it!

    This was one of my favourite recent pictures. Someone had received the new Billie Eilish LP looking like this.....
  7. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Someone I met bought a pair of Rogers LS3/5as for £20.00 in North Oxford.
    No-one in the Oxfam shop knew what they were.
  8. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    I hope that the buyer has since made a reasonable donation to Oxfam.
  9. Avinunca

    Avinunca Canine Hifi and electronics enthusiast.

    Can't see any pics - just crosses
  10. Avinunca

    Avinunca Canine Hifi and electronics enthusiast.

    I remember visiting Leominster or 'Lemster' when I relocated to Herefordshire in 1990. People would stop their cars in the street for a chat. Patience was required. I think it's probably the same now.
  11. bill spears

    bill spears Bill S

    Yeah I've just got crosses aswell.....want to see what all the fuss is about !
  12. garyi

    garyi leave blank

  13. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    Funnily enough, I spotted that too. Knowing that shop well, having bought LPs from there in the past, all of which were scratched and overpriced, I didn't even bother looking at it.
    Jason P likes this.
  14. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Is that made of chocolate?
  15. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

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  16. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Leominster is a bit busier than that these days. If you want quieter....Bishops Castle is a traffic jam when two tractors meet in the street for a chat...
    Nice pub/brewery there too. A few rather 'alternative' shops have appeared now - exiles from Glastonbury or Hay-on-Wye?
  17. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Isn’t Billie Eilish made of chocolate?
  18. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    “Alan doesn’t understand her…”
  19. poco a poco

    poco a poco I'm Jim

    Good secondhand book and record shop with a coffee shop in Bishops Castle as well - Yarborough House. Classical records and CD's. I have bought quite a few Lyria LP's there at a good price in the past.
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  20. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    We spend every Christmas near there and I always visit Yarborough House. The largest second hand classical music shop I've ever been in. I wouldn't go expecting a bargain as they clearly know every record/CD's true value, but the selection is stunning for old 50s to 80s classical records. I often wonder if it was once the collection of a local obsessive who donated it when they passed away. It is truly representative of every composer and era. No-one is missing and no composer is over represented. Very few if any duplicates. That just isn't normal for a second hand record shop. Either that or it's exceedingly well curated. The condition of everything is also VG+/NM throughout.
    poco a poco likes this.

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