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Welcome to page 11 of our Memory Lane feature where you will find lots more exhibits from
the early days of the marquetry movement and the formation of our Society.

This page features a marquetry kit picture from the year of 1954.

In that year the Marquetry Society had only been recently born a couple of
years previously. Kit pictures such as this were very popular in the day.

These early kits used the 'stick as you go' method of construction. Today we
more or less universally use the well known Window method, which
we find gives a more accurate end result.

Anyway, please do enjoy this wonderful find from marquetry's formative years
along with us, thank you :

1954 Marquetry Kit
The marquetry kit leaflet, priced at 1/-0d.
That is one shilling or 5p in today's money!

Kit picture veneers envelope
The marquetry kit itself priced at 2/-6d or 12.5 p in today's money.

Veneer List
The Handicrafts Ltd veneers list

the 1954 receipt
The original receipt from 1954

Thanks to Dennis Surgenor for sending the photos and info
in to us for inclusion in Memory Lane.
It is most enjoyable and enlightening.

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If any of you, our readers, have any items you would think suitable for this page,
would you photograph them and send the picture to us by either e-mail
(as jpeg pictures) or, if an actual photo, to our "Contact Us" address.
We will be very pleased to display suitable "Memory Lane"
items on this page for everyone to enjoy.

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