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That's an impressive collection Dave, but I hope she doesn't take it to extremes?

That reminds me of one of my 7 years old son's jokes.

Why did the hedgehog cross the road?

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That's an impressive collection Dave, but I hope she doesn't take it to extremes?

I don't know about extremes Bayleaf, BUT

She obviously doesn't use these vintage irons, she uses a modern electric steam iron.

However, back in the day when we had all 3 kids at home and a weeks worth of washing and ironing was quite a big load, I have known her say "Right! I'm going to tackle that load of ironing". Then she would put on a record of a very fast piece of classical music, something like Rimpsky Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble Bee", and in a sort of mad, equally fast dance, iron the whole lot in under half an hour. It would have taken me hours to do.

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Having tried it I have the greatest respect for anyone who can iron effectively at any speed!

Any chance of a match between your missus and our 'extreme ironer'? I know where i'll put my money!

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Having tried it I have the greatest respect for anyone who can iron effectively at any speed!

Any chance of a match between your missus and our 'extreme ironer'? I know where i'll put my money!

It comes with years of practice and a lot of skill in handling fabrics and textiles which I don't have.

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Here's some more of the items made in the old fashioned way

with newspaper, flour and water.

The only problem with this is if you don't let the items dry

out properly you can get little flour mites in them.

My sister noticed these when she discovered very tiny holes in

the articles that she had made. A quick blast in the microwave

soon cured them.

Here's one of my favourites , the bible which doesn't open but

looks as though it could be thumbed through.

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Here's some more of the items made in the old fashioned way

with newspaper, flour and water.

The only problem with this is if you don't let the items dry

out properly you can get little flour mites in them.

My sister noticed these when she discovered very tiny holes in

the articles that she had made. A quick blast in the microwave

soon cured them.

Here's one of my favourites , the bible which doesn't open but

looks as though it could be thumbed through.

Looks like a real Bible, - even down to the wear and tear and folds and creases it would get while being used.

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What about this , this is not the real thing. he he

Is it some sort of continental sausage / salami / black pudding / processed meat

....or is it what it looks like? :wacko:

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Here's the best one , nearly 6 foot.

A local butcher was so impressed he bought it off her to stand in

his shop.

What a lolla newspapers that took.

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Is it some sort of continental sausage / salami / black pudding / processed meat

....or is it what it looks like? :wacko:

So if she made the 6 foot butcher it was sausages then.

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Just look how the lady is holding onto BIG money.

This threepenny bit was made from polyfiller, it does have its users doesn't it?

A beer mat was drawn around to first get the shape then when the polyfiller was

dry the creating of the patterns and the date began by using nailfiles , toothpicks

knives etc. Painted in gold until dry then covered in black paint and immedietly

wiped off. Hey big spender comes to mind. he he

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and what is a real one worth ? 1943 is the rare one, isn't it ?

Just look how the lady is holding onto BIG money.

This threepenny bit was made from polyfiller, it does have its users doesn't it?

A beer mat was drawn around to first get the shape then when the polyfiller was

dry the creating of the patterns and the date began by using nailfiles , toothpicks

knives etc. Painted in gold until dry then covered in black paint and immedietly

wiped off. Hey big spender comes to mind. he he

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One of those years - the coin is very rare and worth a lot - thought is was 1933 .. but now, can't remember.

Yes it was over sized lol

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and what is a real one worth ? 1943 is the rare one, isn't it ?

3d would have an equivalent monetary value of 1.25p (one and a quarter pence)

But to a collector, in good condition, and a rare issue, - who knows how much it would be worth?

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Worth thousands; ulra-rare, the coin was not issued that year - just a few escaped. I still think it's 1933.

3d would have an equivalent monetary value of 1.25p (one and a quarter pence)

But to a collector, in good condition, and a rare issue, - who knows how much it would be worth?

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