Welcome to the second part of our Hidden Treasures series. A mini highlight reel of the blog series we’ve been running on our main website for the last couple of years. It’s all about those little treasures we find hidden within our vintage books – from tickets and invoices through to photographs, love letters and so much more! You can read part one of this series right here, but for now here’s our latest batch of favourites.
We absolutely love finding old, forgotten love notes in our vintage books. Honest and real, they’re like a little secret snippet into the past. Here are a couple of our favourites:
I love you darling: miss your miserable wife just a little – I won’t deserve it, but try just the same. See you Saturday. I love you, I love you. God bless, Jill. X X X X
Ah, our hearts.
Always allowed to be tired. Didn’t mean to look shocked at being told to go home. Love you very much you fool you know and I wanted to tell you and didn’t take the chance. Bonne nuit.
I love you, I love you, I love you.
This photograph is of a very handsome chap named Ken and was taken in 1929. He signed it in his handwriting at the bottom of the picture. It’s likely that Ken was based in Llandudno, Wales at some point in his life as this photograph was taken there by a J.H Baxter.
How fitting that we found a phone number, written in lipstick, at the back of this vintage James Bond book! We absolutely loved that. The front cover is also pretty cool to look at. We’d love to have known the background story to this particular treasure!
We loved this little piece of writing we found by Dianne Paice. How amazing would it be if we were able to find her or one of her relatives? It would be lovely to reunite her with an old piece of work, and there’s plenty of information to go off lol! It reads:
“Dianne Paice is my name. I have a bookcase full of books. I have one sister and a guinea pig called Ella May. My teacher’s name is Miss Russell. I have lots of friends. I enjoy games and my favourite games are netball and football. My favourite subject at school is History. I also enjoy English and some Maths like saying my tables to someone and writing them down on paper. My family and I live in Banbury. When I am old enough to work, I want to be a stable-hand.
This whole thing is made better by the fact that she’s a fellow book lover. Amazing.
The best bookmark of all time. Bronwen, we feel you! ‘THIS IS MY BOOKMARK, SO DON’T!!! REMOVE IT. PLEASE.’