We did however have a most enjoyable meeting with our theme of ‘metal’. Dorothy had been to an antique action the weekend before and brought along a catalogue of items for sale. This was of great interest and bargains could be obtained as prices were low. It seems our heirlooms and collections are not going to make us rich.
Many of our group had spent a few hours polishing their items and we had lovely variety of shiny silver, copper and brass ware. These included a pair of baby shoes which had been dipped in copper - a treasured keepsake - , and brass items made from bullet cases during World War II, a soldiers Dog Tag and badge, a brass elephant decorated with gems, a beautiful antique cruet set, silver pin cushion, silver tea pots, jugs and sugar basins., copper Johnny Walker Tray and metal George VI tray, Copper coal scuttle, hand-made gypsy kettle and other brass, copper and silver ornaments.
All these items can be seen on the U3A website under ‘Collectors’. Many thanks to Bev once again.
Members were very interested in two ‘Carter’s Antiques’ books donated by Godfrey and Carole with two people taking home a copy each to be returned at our next meeting. Our thanks to Carole and Godfrey.
Our theme for September is ‘time’. So, dust off your clocks and watches and bring them along. They don’t have to be in working order.