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Ruth Jackson Art Print

UK artist Ruth Jackson image created this classic image with acrylic paint and Indian ink. Lithographs are then made from the image and printed onto beautiful art quality paper. It is A3 (420mm x 297mm) in size.The prints are sold unframed but fit into an ‘off the shelf’ frame. The print itself is then packaged in a sturdy but very elegant Ruth Jackson branded postal tube. Price is £30.00 not including shipping.

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Scooter pour bébé.

Janod Vespa Rolling Scooter Balance Toy

Here’s a heirloom worthy wooden scooter from traditional French toy maker Janod. Unlike other wooden toy scooters we have featured, this one has a lot more gorgeous details like a pretend headlight, painted chrome trim and a speedo! This one also seems to be more adjustable for growing kids. The idea behind balance toys like this is to help children learn coordination skills and prep them for bicycle riding. So it’s like training wheels for training wheels. The Janod is lightweight (8.9 lbs.), measures 30.3 x 13.2 x 20.1 inches and features inflatable tires and adjustable seat. It comes in “mint” and “vanilla” colors and is on sale at Amazon for $89.95. Sorry but the chicken is not included. (I know! That makes me sad too.)

Thanks to Julie G. for the photos and the find!

Janod Wooden Scooter

A Rare Bit O’Swag: Scooter Santa Candy Mold

This mold appeared on eBay and eventually went for something well over $100. It was a vintage German chocolate mold make by Anton Reiche. Every so often you can find a scooter related mold like this on eBay. Just be prepared to shell out a lot of dough. They tend to go for at least $200. In fact I used to collect these when they were under $50. That was just six or seven years ago! Many are reproductions from vintage European molds and some are original molds. They work great to make chocolates of course but I’ve also used them to make soap molds, Plaster of Paris figurines, Christmas ornaments, etc. You can even make candles if you’re so inclined. Here’s a tip: office binder clips are essential to hold the two halves together as they very seldom come with their original clips. And of course they are also just wonderful to display in the kitchen.

Musical Santa Scooter Found!

Do you need a figurine of Santa Claus delivering prezzies on a red Vespa that plays 8 different Christmas favorites? That’s for you to decide. Oh did I mention there are fur accents and the headlight lights up? We featured this guy back earlier this year in “Rare Swag” but now I have found two sources: Amazon and “The Alpine Christmas Outlet” which offer him up anywhere from $69.99 on Amazon to $75.95 with free shipping at Alpine.

Dimensions: 10.5″H x 10.5″W x 4.5″D

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