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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Bamfords

UK

Hong Kong importer/re-packager

Small bags Circa 1965/6 with a handful of HK production credited to this company or shop. If a company - no record of its existence remains, if a shop - it may well have been a cycling, sports or more likely: general store/newsagents in the hamlet of Langrish, near the village of Liss, near the town of Petersfield in Hampshire, UK.

Research suggests no connection with the current Bamford cycle brand, part of the Prestige Cycles group based to the South in Brighton (thanks to Stephen at Prestige Cycles Ltd, for answering that eMail!).

So far discovered;
- Britains Khaki Infantry copies (poorer quality ‘penny’ bases a’la Blue Box, 1965)
- Copy of Manurba Wagon with Cowboys and Indians (post-Giant or Giant Originals, 1966)


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Confirmation of the originator firm/shop
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