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Hello and thanks for taking a little peek at my shop.

Bimini Cricket specializes in antiques and vintage collectables, focusing on military collectables with an absolute passion for WWI & WWII. Also British antiques and collectibles, watercolors and oil paintings, vintage housewares and home decor. Encompassing all historical periods, from Victoriana, through Art Nouveau, the Edwardian era, Art Deco, 1950s mid century, the swinging sixties and retro 1970s. I'm even starting to browse collectibles from the 1980s.

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  • Male
  • Born on March 15
  • Joined September 27, 2011

Favorite materials

Ceramics, metalware, ephemera and anything military

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About

Hello and thanks for taking a little peek at my shop.

Bimini Cricket specializes in antiques and vintage collectables, focusing on military collectables with an absolute passion for WWI & WWII. Also British antiques and collectibles, watercolors and oil paintings, vintage housewares and home decor. Encompassing all historical periods, from Victoriana, through Art Nouveau, the Edwardian era, Art Deco, 1950s mid century, the swinging sixties and retro 1970s. I'm even starting to browse collectibles from the 1980s.

Please feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Wanelo to keep up with all my items and latest additions and offers:

https://www.facebook.com/biminicricket2

https://twitter.com/biminicricket

http://pinterest.com/biminicricket

http://wanelo.com/biminicricket

For the last 25 years, I've been selling antiques and predominantly collectables at flea markets, antiques fairs and since the advent of the internet, now mainly online.

With my rather eclectic and quirky taste, it's such fun hunting out that elusive find and realising there's such history behind every single dish, bowl, photograph or sheet of paper.

I started selling on-line via eBay 10 years ago and have shipped in excess of 15,000 items both large and small to nearly every corner of the globe. My favourite items of late were a 1930's British red telephone box that I managed to ship to California and a fabulous John Jacques chess set, that arrived safely in Florida.

To name drop a few, I’ve sold and shipped items to Buckingham Palace, The National Gallery, no end of TV Companies and Theatres and to one or two of the landed gentry!

In 2010 I retailed a plate to Kensington Palace, which featured in the 2012 Queen Victoria exhibition and yes my name is credited in the catalogue. How exciting! So where's my knighthood Ma'am? I've been racing to the letterbox for months. I'll even settle for a gong and a corgi.

My sales so far on Etsy include a tureen to Harvard, so I only move in the best circles :)

I have a true passion for all the collectables I sell and will painstakingly pack them using the best quality materials, trying my level best to provide a fast, accurate and honest service. All items will be packed to withstand the rigours of the journey.

I live on the edge of the beautiful New Forest National Park, near the South Coast of England, overlooking the English Channel and I love being out there in all weathers trawling the boot sales and flea markets to find that little gem. It's my idea of heaven. Our boot sales used to just be in the summer months, but now they seem to stretch out pretty much year round, if you know where to find them.

Over the cooler months, I'll spend my time at auctions and indoor fairs, trying to source the wares I offer to you. It simply never stops, year round and I just LOVE it.

I often find it hard to part with some of the items I purchase, but if I don’t I'd simply run out room in my home.... actually I ran out of room years ago!

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