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I just picked up sugar tongs from ebay and they're so lovely!

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I don't typically drink my absinthe with sugar, but I felt I needed these. (The antique bug has taken a big bite out of me... but within reason; I got these - including shipping - for under a tenner.)

 

The info:

"By JOHNATHAN BELL & SON – SHEFFIELD 1897

 

Silver Plated

Sugar Tongs ( 105mm/4⅛")

All pieces are stamped on the underside of the handle.

This is vintage cutlery but has been well looked after with just a few signs of wear."

 

How cute are they? So cute. :wub:

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And now I've blown more cash on absinthe antiques... Oh dear, oh dear... I think I might need support. :twitchsmile: (I'll show the new gear when I get it...)

 

Somebody take nice people and ebay away from me...

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nice score, I resist with all my might the paraphernalia associated with this habit,passion,addiction or obsession. If I bought just one thing it would be the point of no return and my wife would either kill me or leave me....actually probably both.

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Little vintage bistro sugar bowl from Marc at Musée Virtuel de l'Absinthe , and tiny 3" circa 1915 sugar tongs via Ebay @ $9.99! These will be among the gear I'll be sharing at the event in the Catskills in October.

 

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I knew I shouldn't have started with this collecting malarkey...

 

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eBay, £3.04, shipped. I also just scored a 19c glass for under £10 shipped... I'm in trouble now. The bug has taken a big bite. :twitchsmile:

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I knew I shouldn't have started with this collecting malarkey...

 

eBay, £3.04, shipped. I also just scored a 19c glass for under £10 shipped... I'm in trouble now. The bug has taken a big bite. :twitchsmile:

Welcome to the club!

 

Nice tongs! I scored some very similar from eBay too (will have to post photo later). Was lucky enough to find a pair monogrammed. It workes for me, but I think that helped keep the bidding low.

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