Two Rolls of Tape: 50p
Two rolls of a long, thin material, 1″ wide, of the famous Tickitape make, consisting of an aqueous deposit from linen rags, esparto, wood pulp or other form of cellulose, to which a mildly adhesive substance has been applied, for the purpose of covering areas on which colouring matter or resinous solutions should not be applied, and having the property that it can be removed after use without leaving any traces of residue.
Ted managed to grab these just before a greedy woman snapped up the other eight rolls.
The New Adult Joke Book: 50p
But this book was brand new. The only potential problem is that the pages are stuck rather than bound, and it looks as though the book will fall to pieces long before all the jokes have been read.
The type size is quite large and there is a lot of white space, thus making the book quite thick (nearly 400 pages) when in fact it contains only about 800 jokes – but hey! It was only 50p!
Table Skittles Game: £15
It looks as though it has been professionally made, with a quality that is not seen nowadays. The case is made of real wood (none of today’s chipboard, MDF or blockboard) and everything is solid and heavy. The pole has been made from a snooker cue, and at the top there is a ball race so that the swung ball moves smoothly. Underneath the scoring board is a container for the ball and two-part pole.
The game was in need of a good home, and it has found one.
As a bonus, when Ted picked it up and remarked that it was so heavy that he’d have to ring his wife to get it back home (Ted doesn’t drive), Bob offered to drop it off!
Aynsley Cheese Knife and Plate: £3
Ted has had a weakness for the Aynsley design for some years, and when he saw this beautiful cheese knife and plate in the Cottage Garden design he didn’t bother to ask how much it was because the seller had trader-looking items on his table. However, later on, when Ted saw that the box was still there, he asked how much was being asked for it, expecting something like, “Fifteen quid, mate.”
Surprise! He only wanted £3, and Ted could probably have got it for less because the seller had no idea what it was!
Moreover, the plate was still in its sealed plastic bag!