Ted wandered through drizzle to reach the car boot sale, and thereafter enjoyed glorious sunshine!
On the morning of the World Cup final between Spain and Holland, the man selling England World Cup footballs, hats, scarves, teddy bears, flags and other tat was looking pretty glum, especially since England was knocked out at the quarter-final stage. Indeed, Ted believes that his stock had increased during the morning…
You may like to know that WORLD CUP TEAM is an anagram of TALCUM POWDER.
3d Money Box: £1
Apparently a memento from Bath, this charming money box was designed to take only 3d pieces.
Four Humorous Books: £2
The gentleman seller had had these books for many years and was having a turnout. No doubt in many years Ted will also have a turnout and these will be sold on, hopefully at a vast profit.
Box of K’Nex: £3
A not-very-full box of K’Nex, which Ted collects. After the sale, the little girl’s father said, “Well done!” and Ted felt that she certainly didn’t expect it to sell for so much.
Five Key Rings: 50p
Five different key rings for Ted’s wife’s grandchildren.
K’Nex Alive!: £3
A K’Nex set for use by Ted’s wife’s 4-year-old grandson – but only after Ted has tested it.
Numeric Rubik Cube: 50p
An unusual version of the classic puzzle.
Pink Circular Box: 40p
A circular plastic pink box with pretend jewels on the top, for Ted’s wife’s 8-year-old granddaughter.
Plastic Maze Box: 50p
A very unusual puzzle which serves as a box, each face comprising a maze through which a ball bearing rolls. The seller explained that it had a cheque inside it when it was given to him as a present. The only way to open it is to get the ball into the correct position so that it releases a catch to open the lid. Since the box is undamaged, one can only assume that the owner succeeded.
2 Rolls of 20 Black Bags: £2
A rare example of items manufactured from low-density polyethylene, each one effectively consisting of a cylinder of this substance, one extremity being sealed using a heat process thus forming a closed end. Twenty of these containers are flattened and then conjoined to form a roll, a line of closely-spaced perforations separating each pair so that a small amount of force will, if applied at an appropriate angle, allow one of them to be removed from the roll for use.
Small Hammer: 20p
A used banging device, the business end of which is coated with a reddish-brown oxide which was formed by the action of oxygen and moisture.