Tuesday, 11 November 2008

oxo tins for christmas not tea chests

i bought a huge collection of vintage oxo tins last year from a man who attached brass index card label holders to the ends of every tin and used them on shelves for storing nuts, bolts, screws etc for years in his shed. i sold the entire collection at spitalfields market last year and a friend that remembered them just sent me this image- apparently the dealer who bought them from me made this christmas tree display in the window of his shop last year. i always wonder what happens to the items i sell and where do they all go? but it's amazing (and very sad for the items) how many items also just go round and round dealer circles, i prefer to think of myself as a housing-officer for unwanted items.

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