We got up extra early to drive the hour or so to the Castlemaine Swap Meet.
For those who've never been to one, a swap is basically an oval, or similar large space, filled with stalls selling anything from old sewing machines to deadstock 1920's car parts. You can always find a bargain, but you have to get there early!
Here's what I found:
A 50's Pan Am "Junior Flyer" badge, a 30's (?) carved bakelite brooch and an amazing knotted plastic cord brooch. I know there's a name for this style of jewellery - I think women made them during the war...does anyone know?
A vintage Capstan cigarettes tin. (Quick google search reveals this one to be from 1910!)
It's Miss Bernice Ayres' friendship book. She got it as a Christmas gift. In 1907.
"I love you little, I love you big, I love you as a little pig." Ha!
As sure as the grass grows round the stump, you are my little sugar lump." Awww...
One more find, but it needs cleaning up before it makes an appearance here...soon!