Category Archives: Germany

Isn’t there something delightful about a Pax Ting?

This thin little book does a good PR job for the Guides. I was astonished and impressed to see that the first Girl Guide World camp was held in Hungary in July/August 1939. With the imminent threat of war there … Continue reading

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Memoleum: a game for aesthetes and environmental purists

In the 1970s Eduardo Paolozzi designed an elephant to promote Nairn flooring; 300 copies were made in injection moulded plastic and they are now selling at auctions for thousands of pounds. Today’s Oxfam item is another original and delightful toy associated with … Continue reading

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Oberammergau Official postcards of the Passionplay 1950

One of the wonderful things about Oxfam Wilmslow is the variety of donations brought to the shop by our amazing supporters. Here is a set of 12 original postcards published to commemorate the production of the 1950 passion play at Oberammergau. This set of … Continue reading

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Historic Newspapers: The Berlin Wall

We have just received a fascinating collection of original newspapers covering significant historical events over the past 70 years. They have been collected for their front page headlines, but the rest of the paper allows us to place the events in a social … Continue reading

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