At Father Grice’s church hall on Dornoch Terrace, West End this Wednesday evening, Vanessa Roche is presenting a powerpoint and guiding us through (a capital K’s worth of kitchenalia objects) – 07 3891 1048 for more info . . . Here are three shots of wooden moulds from the collection, I’ve dusted them off to lend her for the night. Including tin ware and the early cast iron pieces she requested. Vanessa & Michael have been busy of late with their new baby duties hence the need to call in favours because there is no time to go through their holdings which Michael says is mostly sold feverish collectors like us! ¬†The Brisbane Collectors Society runs a terrific evening, they were started by amongst other (a so terribly missed friend of ours: Derick Jackson). So here is a link to all of those lost trades¬†illustrated by Nicholas de Larmessin. (French, 1640-1725).

These two wooden moulds above came from the Easter Chocolate factory under the Grey Street bridge in Brisbane around 1978. The antique dealer Ian Still (now deceased) and I bought all the metal lollie making machines, assorted ephemera and signs from the demolishers.