Market Finds


I don’t get to a lot of markets these day but recently a Facebook group for vintage and retro items advised that there would be a retro market in Hobart. It was last Saturday and as I had some errands I wanted to do in Hobart I decided to go and check it out. I did not expect to find much because this was the first time this particular market had been run so it wasn’t likely to be large.

It was very small but with some nice items although not much in the way of dolls. I spotted this wooden chest though and as it was only $10 I decided to buy it. I thought it might be a good fashion doll prop. If it looked out of scale it would still be useful for storing small items.

Small wooden chest
Small wooden chest

Becky quite likes it as she likes antique furniture.

Becky poses with the chest of drawers.
Becky poses with the chest of drawers.

I did make one other purchase and while it is not strictly a doll I’ll make an exception today.

Australians all know Humphrey B Bear the children’s television character who first made an appearance around 1964. There have been many Humphrey toys over the years and they are not that hard to find so although both Naomi and I thought we should get one it wasn’t a priority. I am sure I’ve mentioned that one of Naomi’s main collections is bears.

This Humphrey is not one of the older and rarer bears. He is most likely from the mid to late 1980s as he was made in Malaysia and not in Adelaide where Humphrey was “born”. You can read more about Humphrey B Bear here.

Here’s Humphrey

Humphrey B Bear Made in Malaysia for Classic Toys Adelaide Metro copyright Southern TV Corp 1965.
Humphrey B Bear
Made in Malaysia for Classic Toys Adelaide Metro copyright Southern TV Corp 1965.
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