High quality round Key fob depicting two designs. One side boasts the slogan -
I LOVE SWINDONS MAGIC ROUNDABOUT
The reverse depicts a stunning night shot with the witty words -
I SURVIVED SWINDONS MAGIC ROUNDABOUT…BY NIGHT
Size: 65mm Dia.
PEAKY BLINDERS murderous merchandising.
It hasn’t taken the enterprising Brummie Kevin Beresford very long to jump on the BBC 2 ‘Peaky Blinders’ bandwagon and churn out the latest murderous merchandising connected to the trendy TV’s six part series.
Hailing himself from Small Heath Kevin said,
‘ I was a young printing apprentice serving my time in the region back in the mid 60′s and the old guys would often tell stories of the Peaky Blinders. One such story alleged of a ‘revenge decapitation’ outside the local ‘Sailor’s Return’ pub. If this was true or not I don’t know but it certainly highlights the monstrous myth that surrounds this violent sect.
When I initially saw the first episode of this highly original piece of filming I was blown away. The production values were very high. Coupled with the modern rock score, the whole thing was very quirky yet atmospheric. The deprived slum area with the odd fiery furnace, swirling ash and poverty stricken people was a vision from hell.
Going back again to the mid 60′s the film reminded me of Arthur Penn’s seminal film ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ which spawned a ‘gangster fashion’ clothing sensation.
Maybe, just maybe the Peaky Blinder’s dress sense might spark off the same sort of fashion reaction. Hopefully without the sewn-in razor blades in the flat cap peaks.’
What it has spawned is a collection of ‘PEAKY BLINDERS’ merchandising. including - a high quality mug featuring four real nefarious Peaky Blinder police mug shots.
Concluding Kevin stated, “Growing up in such an unfashionable area of Birmingham, as Small Heath was back then, and still is to be honest, it just seems amazing someone has produced a highly acclaimed work of art based on that location. Just amazing.”
4PIECE BEATLES COASTER SET – RETRO VINYL 45 RECORD EFFECT
The 45s feature the singles – ‘Let it Be’ and ‘Something’ with their respective B-sides set on the famous Apple label..
These unique coasters are of a real high quality with a hard, high-gloss finish and a 3mm plyboard backing. (90mm dia)
Message reads – ‘I LOVE SWINDON’S MAGIC ROUNDABOUT’
Displaying all five P.M.T’s (painted mini traffic islands) orbiting the inner Mother ’bout.
High quality, high gloss – set of six cool coasters featuring works from the guerrilla graffiti artist BANKSY.
size: 90 x 90 mm
High quality, ply-board backed, high gloss, Banksy coasters. size 90 x 90 mm x 4
Starring three not so secretive GCHQ surveillance agents.
Set of 4 high quality coaster set featuring the original police mug-shots of the Peaky Blinders of Small Heath, Birmingham.
90x90mm plyboard backed with high gloss finish
Commemorative Mr Spock Mugs. Live long & prosper. In memory of Mister Spock.
‘Live Long and prosper’ Mr Spock high quality coaster set.
Size: 90 x 90mm
High Gloss 4 x piece
‘You’re one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan designed and directed by his red right hand.’ Nick Cave
Four dramatic Peaky Blinders coaster set (4) featuring Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby.
Size: 90 x 90 mm
3 mm thick
Hard wearing, high gloss, wooden coasters
PERISHED PUBS OF REDDITCH 2017 calendar
A way of life unique to Britain is fast disappearing in our villages, towns and cities.
The British Public House or pub for short.
There are a number of factors -
The heavy tax on beer.
The smokers’ ban.
Cheap supermarket booze.
Pubs being more like restaurants.
Pubs are being demolished every day all over the country or changing to curry houses etc.
That’s the reason I’m publishing a calendar of 12 perished pubs in the town where I live, Redditch. A town like any other town in England with more than its fair share of public house decline. A posthumous publication you may well think but also a small protest on my behalf. Rest in Peace Redditch Ale Houses.
SIZE: A3 297 x 420 mm
12 Monthly pages plus front and back covers.
150 gsm Quality coated paper.
Full colour throughout.
Wire bound with hooks
Posted in high quality envelopes.
THE ULTIMATE WELSH CRIMSON COMBO
POST BOXES & TELEPHONE BOXES OF WALES
The ultimate Welsh Crimson Combo – sharing the same location.
We set our intrepid Welsh, Crimson Combo Crusader, photographer Paul Davies on his most difficult task to date. His mission: to boldly go where no Welsh photographer has gone before.
Exploring thousands of miles, sometimes going a whole day without glimpsing a single box-combo. The ‘combo’ being, a telephone box actually sharing the same location as a post box, somewhere in Wales. It proved to be a tough odyssey.
But succeed he did. Paul’s crimson crusade captured 12 red Welsh BT telephone boxes in the same immediate location as 12 red Royal Mail post boxes…..Awesome!
The one overriding sad note of our quest:
Over 95% of all Welsh red telephone boxes we discovered are under BT notice of removal, due to insufficient use (thank you mobile phones).
Therefore our 2017 calendar has enshrined these iconic scarlet structures for prosperity and nostalgia. Come 2018 and on wards they will be just a distant memory and gone for ever.
After 2017 keep your unique combo calendar up in your loft in pristine condition to show your grandchildren and their grandchildren. Who knows they may be future collector’s items.