Car Boot highs 'n' lows

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by wtid45, May 4, 2009.

  1. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I did a Car boot yesterday and after setting up went for a look around, and as I looked at the books on offer my eyes fell upoun a bundle of books on the floor so I picked one up discovered it was a Cassell, first edition and that the bundle was six vols that the booter wanted £5 for, trouble is I had little money on me as of yet having just paid my pitch so Like a numpty I left them thinking I will come back later when I have made a few quid.Oh the books I hear you cry the full set of the Winston Churchill books worth AHHHHHHHHHHHHH:( HOW MUCH no dont tell me I looked on the net when I got home.Yes I know dont go to Car Boot with little or no money trouble is when im selling I normally do so if I do buy somthing it is with my profit but........I did find a book for 10p The Scottish Lion On Patrol........being the story of the 15th Scottish reconnaissance regiment 1943-1946 first edition 1950, and one of only 500 printed according to thier website:D hi's and lows gents note to self next week when you do car boot put a spare tenner in pocket;)
     
  2. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Tht's bad luck indeed !
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Wanted a decent Rolleiflex for my camera collection for years... not cheap.
    Couple of years ago saw a lovely 50's one at a carboot with a load of other accessories & case, bloke wanted a tenner, I only had a fiver.

    Not been to carboots much since then, too irritated.
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I've never been to one....So I don't get what all the fuss is about, Sorry :unsure:
     
  5. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I've never been to one....So I don't get what all the fuss is about, Sorry :unsure:
    Just picture a jumble sale with cars:D
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    :lol: That explains why I've never been to one ;)
     
  7. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Found at the bootie/jumble at last summer's Vintage Working Day at Mountstewart...

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    ...a pair of Wachbatallion boots, brand new...£20!!!
     
  8. Auditman

    Auditman Senior Member

    Always unsure of sales. Saw a dealer with three WW1 Princess Mary tins. All were gleaming brass and looked brand new. Wanted £25. For those of you that are familiar with brass products, would an item some 95 years old still be gleaming as new and have perfect detail on the lids? Should there be wear from polishing?
    Jim
     
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I've never been to one....So I don't get what all the fuss is about, Sorry :unsure:

    Andy,

    For you, I believe that you must picture a Motorcycle sale (car boot type)
    in order that you fully understand the value of missing out on a real bargain! :D

    Regards
    Tom
     
  10. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I'm waiting for some pictures from Andy. :huh:
















    :lol:
     
  11. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Never mind Jason, maybe Roadking will do you a deal on those boots so you can kick yourself ... :D:D
     
  12. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Ah these things happen. dont let it eat you up!! :D

    Car boot sales arent as popular in Ireland although there are a few about.
     
  13. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  14. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    I should make more effort to go to them.
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Picked up this today minus cover and a bit battered but only 20p The Little Ships - Google Books

    Cheers for that-Just ordered a 1943 First Edition, bit more than 20p though.
     
  16. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Well mine is a March 1944 reprint........... and it was your good self that prompted me to pick it up the title caught my eye and at first I thought it was a book about Dunkirk and those little ships, it was not until I looked inside I saw it was about the MTBs but intresting all the same.
     
  17. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    ...and the boots are still going strong!:D
     
  18. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    ...and the boots are still going strong!:D
    :lol:
     
  19. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Moral of this post is If going to a car boot sale take twenty pounds with you so you can by the unexpected little finds.
    PS I like church coffe mornings the wife gets a coffee I browse the second hand books amazing what you find.
     
  20. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I picked up three of these the other week tatty but only 50p for the three and some intresting pics and stories
     

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