I am a huge Kathie Winkle fan: she produced over one hundred patterns for Broadhurst between 1958 and 1975. And it seems I’m not the only one: recently Kathie re-released several of the more popular patterns [see her website.]
However, these new releases are not handpainted, don’t have wonky registration of the transfer patterns, and look too – new and perfect. I much prefer the originals, and take great satisfaction from collecting them in the ‘wild’. So far, I have: Corinth  Calypso  Newlyn  Tashkent, Kontiki  Renaissance, Electra, Rushstone  Michelle  – and now- Kimberley [1973.]
This is a place setting for one: large plate, side plate and cup and saucer. And it’s for sale. Start your Kathie Winkle collection today! My ideal would be to have a place setting in six different patterns- fabulous! $AU45
Adler & Casio electronic printing calculators
made in Japan c.1970s
How cool are these printing calculators? And fun to use. I could play with those big chunky keys all day- and don’t get me started on the sound of the printing!
For the more serious minded collectors out there- the Adler is your 121PD model, type CP 46, 220/240 V, and the Casio is your GR-2250, AC 220V, 50/60Hz. Did I mention they are totally fun to play with calculate with?
Ink and paper rolls are still available, so you could have these beauties on your desk and tote up your tax accounts with style. Or- a la Mad Men- add up the cost of the booze for the christmas party! Hey!- they go up to 12 digits!
The two machines are in excellent working order and are for sale: $AU145 [come with new paper rolls]