Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Bath and West Flea Market
Flea markets are still a good source for finding vintage toys. This little lot above came from the large flea market held at the bath and west showground in Shepton Mallet. They hold this market a few times over the year, and if the weather is good it can be huge.
It's £3.50 each to get in, which is on the high side in my mind. Especially if you don't find anything you want (which can happen).
This time I was lucky, the first find being a bag of figures which included a nice Tri-logo Boba fett. This find more than covered the entry fee. The rest of the figures aren't that good, but better than nothing.
I found the Chief Chirpa as we were just about to give up and go home. We had been walking around for 3 hours by then. The card is pretty beaten up, but the figure is still firmly held on and in great condition. This is also the UK Palitoy card, not the more common Kenner card.
We also picked up a few other bits of the non toy related type which I won't go into here. Overall a good days rummaging.