Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Singapore Orchid Series 1 Dollar GKS UNC

The "rarest" variety signed by our late Dr. Goh Keng Swee.

Singapore Bird Series 5 Dollars A/1 Notes

These notes are the A/1 Prefix notes which are the first prefix.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Singapore Ship Series Set

I have a couple of the Uncirculated Singapore Ship Series Sets available for sale. Contact me for details. Cheers.

Singapore Orchid Series 5 Dollars HSS X 20 Running

A rare find of 20 pieces of GEM UNC Orchid 5 dollars in running sequence.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Vintage Sewing Machine - Chiyoda

Theres a sewing machine in my vintage items collection too. This is a fully working, Chiyoda sewing machine. This brand is relatively uncommon (Singer is the most common and popular brand back then), but from what I know, it is a Japanese company which used to produce sewing machines back in the early part of the 1900s. This set used to be a fully manual and mechanical sewing machine which does not require electricity. However, with the advancement in technologies, it was later modified with an addition of an electric motor which made sewing much easier.

For a read on sewing machine history, you can click here. Its an interesting read.

Vintage Electric Clock - Diamond Clock Shanghai

Many Singaporeans will find this clock familiar, be it in the old style coffee shops, granny's house back in the kampung days as it was a common sight in the 1970s to 1980s. The Diamond Brand clocks which were made in Shanghai were a popular choice for clocks besides the Smiths Electric Clocks from the U.K.

They come in a variety of colours such as green, black, beige etc and they look great in living rooms. Most importantly, they still function! I do have a couple of these spares for sale, so if anyone is interested in purchasing or renting one, you could always email me for more details.

A brief history of Diamond (Zuan Shi) clocks company can be found here.