Things that make you go Hmmm.............

We often find items that have us scratching our heads. Sometimes we cannot identify the maker, or what an image is meant to be, or even what it was used for! So we thought we'd ask for your help. Can you solve any of these vintage puzzlers? Have a bit of fun or drop us an email at info@penllyncollectables.co.uk if you think you have an answer.

Mystery of the One-Eyed Squirrel

Cast Iron Squirrel Nutcracker 1930 Registered Design 751618. The registered design number can just be seen internally and dates the design of this heavy nutcracker…...

Unsolved

Full Info...

back to top

Brumiouse (???) Pot

17cm square pot with incised signature/mark, that we cannot make out at all!

Unsolved

Full Info...

back to top

Unidentified autographs

We have hundreds of unidentified autographs found in a large collection of genuine autographs and letters purchased at an auction in Cardiff. So we are…...

Unsolved

Full Info...

back to top

Porcelain figurines maker?

We think that these figurines are probably 19th century and continental in the style of Meissen, possibly imitating the Meissen mark. But we have…...

Unsolved

Full Info...

back to top

The Sirdap Jug

This was found in a pop-up shop in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Internet searches by the vendor on "The Sirdap" had drawn a blank. With his…...

Solved

The problem with this jug is that when transfer printed the last letter of the name was imperfectly formed and instead of the P now…...

Full Info...

back to top

Old Iron tool

10 inches long, one handle would have had a spring to keep handles apart so it looks like this was used possibly for crimping. The…...

Solved

Sugar nips, identified after a visit to Lady Waterford Hall. Used for cutting chunks of sugar from a sugar loaf.

Full Info...

back to top

Johnnie Walker Doulton Lambeth Flask

This flask appears to be modelled on Johnnie Walker whisky. It is just over 12 inches tall, the top hat (which has been repaired) is…...

Solved

Thanks to Steven Parkes and The British Antique Bottle Forum this has been confirmed as an extremely rare Doulton Lambeth Johnnie Walker whisky flask. This…...

Full Info...

back to top

Art Glass Bowl Centrepiece D under crown mark

This stunning bowl is 15.4 inch diameter and has a ground out pontil mark on the white glass underside. There is a label which shows a…...

Unsolved

Full Info...

back to top

Unknown Yacht Flag

White flag, blue cross and a yellow crown to centre. 20.5 inches x 12 inches. Found with racing pennants and yacht race sponsors flags for…...

Unsolved

Full Info...

back to top

Brown Commemorative Jug

The jug is 22cm high and has the number 388 incised to the base. The central crest has not been identified nor have the two…...

Unsolved

Feedback from the British Antique Bottle Forum suggests this is late Victorian in date despite the clothing apparently dating to circa 1810-1820. Continental in origin,…...

Full Info...

back to top

Next Results