gillpolack (gillpolack) wrote,
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Now I'm at the stage where I'm pretty certain that help would be handy. Only it's not for any of the things we thought. It's for all my Medieval replicas. Since I use them for teaching, I can't sit back and wait for an occasion to buy more. What I'm hoping is that some of my friends either go to Leeds or the 'Zoo or frequent the people who make these things and can help me locate replacements. I can pay through paypal, or order direct from online shopfronts and pay direct, perhaps. It turns out to be a long list, and some of them are things I was inordinately pleased at bringing home last year.

Such is the joy of the life!

Anyhow, if anyone knows where I can find the following or can help me get the following, I'd be very grateful:

replica coins (Medieval and Roman) - the Museum of London has them, and so does the Richard III Museum in York. I had quite a lot and they are all, all gone. I needed more and now I have none. There's a moral in that.
replica arrowheads and spearheads - only really well attested ones. I got mine at Leeds after a long, long talk with the smith
a medium sized purse (11th-14th century style) - again, I got mine at Leeds
replica pins and needles - these aren't so Medieval - in fact, some of them were significantly later (though none later than the 17th century). I had a paper that contained a lovely row of mixed ones. All were well attested, and I had plans to use one of them this week, which is why the pouch was out and which I rather suspect is why the whole lot has walked.
an old-fashioned poesie ring (not quite Medieval, but close - what I was after was a replica, but someone sent me the wrong thing, many years ago)
a Thomas a Beckett pewter reproduction pilgrim brooch
a replica of an Eleanor timetelling ring (silver) - I miss this most of all
a simple ring-brooch


PS I need to talk to http://togs-from-bogs.blogspot.com.au/ about the needles I suspect.
PPS I have located a source for the replica of that exact-same pilgrim badge, so that's another thing I'll be able to replace easily. Yay!! The badge has a special importance, because it was from Elizabeth Chadwick and part of a really evil set of ongoing jokes, so I'm glad it was so easy to locate.
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