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Ian Law (Ppast2)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 04:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


The two types of Summerhouse are shown, the double and the single. Note they are both on their own green bases. The boxes shown are original Johillco boxes; very plain boxes like the ones shown were used for many of the JH items including plain red boxes. Very few of these plain boxes had a description on them, only as seen in the picture. This could have been added by the shopkeeper.
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Here is another example of the plain box as used for the windmill.
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The Johillco pond in its original plain red box. There is no writing on the box at all. It still retains its original tissue paper.
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Johillco greenhouse in its original plain red box. Note the beige base for the greenhouse and the four flowerpots; these were part of the set. As far as I know there were two variations on the greenhouse: one without glazing, as shown, and one with glazing held in place by a thin tin framework.
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Original four-wheel float in plain red box. Note the price of 2/6d. There was a two-wheel version of this float which is quite hard to find. I would very much like to know the truth as to what farm animal went in the back. It is a bullock cart but was the bullock/cow sold in this set? I do not think so. There is also a black showhorse which could also have been put into one of these carts. What is certain, I have not seen a complete boxed set with animal and herder with handkerchief as shown in books??
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Very early samples of boxes used for the Johillco zoo.
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STREET GASLAMP SET. I have shown two box types. The model shown is for gas with a double Mantle (Lamp) I have seen a single which is possibly an electric variation. There was only ever one figure, the one on the ladder.
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Mike Ennis (Mikeennis)
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Hi All a plea for help
can any one put me in the right direction to were I can have access to a listing of the post 1946 production of the John Hill & Co (JoHillCo) when it was resumed at the Burnley premises ??
Many thanks
regards
Mike

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