Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest

Image by The Bottomless Paddling Pool
I have a treasure chest, and it’s filled to the brim. Check it out…

1. Black film canister with typewritten sticker reading “BROKEN TOOTH”
2. A button in the shape of an apple, red and green
3. Antique wooden bingo piece, No. 82
4. Two small glass lenses from a vintage Super 8 camera
5. The plastic eye of a teddy bear, pink
6. Three clear raw quartz crystals
7. A clear and black gemstone, name unknown
8. An opaque sea blue gemstone, name unknown
9. A raw amethyst crystal
10. The life vest from a 1970’s army doll set, fluoro orange, reads “AIR VEST U.S.A.F”
11. A used vintage matchbook for Warings Meat Supplies
12. An empty vintage matchbox with a barrel logo reading “MARTINS”
13. A circa 1975 NZ 2cent stamp of the Tussock Butterfly
14. An event ticket, reads “ADMIT ONE”, No. 37763
15. A circa 1975 NZ 4cent stamp of an amethyst crystal
16. A 1969 stamp of an aquatic fossil, unknown country of origin (probably somewhere in east Europe)
17. A plastic white fender guitar pick
18. A plastic red Dunlop guitar pick
19. The broken of teaspoon emblem of West Malling
20. The unused matchbook for El Sombrero, an Mexican chain restaurant
21. Unused vintage matchbook for Totara Park, NZ
22. Antique reference number complaint slip from a WW1-era bandage tin
23. Mostly used vintage matchbook for racing horse Makor, “WINNER OF 9,130”
24. Ziplock bag with a cut up piece of a photo inside (photo shows a razor blade and an anatomy illustration pinned to a wall)
25. Two 1979 stamps of a map of an unknown location, probably somewhere in Europe
26. Vintage bottle label for “Fruit Vino”
27. The end of a colour photo film reel, depicts an overhead view of a valley and lake
28. Printed piece of card for holding a badge, Japanese origin
29. Plastic bread tag, green
30. Used vintage matchbox for Flash Instant Printing, a chain copy shop from Australia
31. A loose colour photo negative, depicts a an empty desert
32. Used vintage matchbox for Geyserland Motel Hotel, Rotorua, NZ
33. Part of a microfiche reel of magazine pages
34. Stamp of a red smiley face on a piece of tissue paper
35. Business card, typewritten onto receipt paper, no longer in use
36. CNC etched label of “K.B.A (INC.), white on black
37. Three vintage tobacco stamps, dated 24.2.1958
38. Toy plastic revolver from a 1970’s army doll set, black
39. Microfilm container label from the International Antarctic Analysis Centre, dated February 1960
40. A used vintage matchbook for ShantyTown Nightclub, Civic Theatre, Queen Street, Auckland, NZ
41. Ziplock bag a cut up piece of a photo photo inside (photo shows an illustration of an island, a found passport photo and stencil pattern)
42. A circa 1975 NZ 2cent stamp of the Red Admiral Butterfly
43. Photo from a Super 8 projector manual
44, Vintage 35mm Ilford film reel, unused, 36 exp., ASA 400
45. Two dental x-rays of a Miss P. Wadsworth’s metal-filled teeth stored in small envelope from dental surgeon Peter B. Smith, dated 7.3.79, England
46. Antique return train ticket to Kirk Michael and back to Castletown, England
47. Vintage matchbook face for Okato, a cheese company, Taranaki, NZ
48. Vintage Band Aid still in packet
49. Two compasses, one larger and cheaper, one smaller and better quality
50. Aluminium photo slide, photo depicts a snowy ski field
51. A black plastic container to hold parts of a Japanese calligraphy set, holds many small gemstones and shells
52. A loose colour photo negative, depicts a motel bathroom
53. Piece of an old collage, plastic wood grain sheet and stamp
54. Detachable circuit from a dismantled radio walkman to control bass/treble level, blue, white, silver, black
55. Cut out of a bedside clock mechanism from a circa 1960 Readers Digest home handyman style book.
56. Circuit from a dismantled radio walkman to control audio qualities
57. Project Echo logo cut from perspex, black
58. McGyver Mini Book, made of reused paper/card, stored in match box case
59. Nugget of Pyrite
60. Lego minifigure, a pirate body and bandanna with a robot head
61. Vintage Bakelite dollhouse baby
62. Dried seed head of unknown plant
64. Wind-up motor from a toy car, black
65. Two pullback motors from Kinder Surprise toys
66. Ziplock bag containing many small pieces of sand-smoothed beach glass, brown, green and colourless varities
67. Plastic Vietnam-era Air New Zealand tiki souvenir, still in bag with booklet
68. Gold horseshoe themed ring, carat unknown, unknown red gem set in centre
69. Viewfinder lens array from a vintage disposable camera
70. .50 Caliber bullet, unfired, dead
71. Time counter from an old cassette deck, mechanism still works
72. Plastic brush as part of a typewriter cleaning kit, circa 1963 manufacture
73. Pink plastic pig
74. Redish dreadlock, capped on head end
75. LPFM transmitter, in working order
76. Toy plastic Apatosaurus
77. HO scale model train wheels
78. Pill canister holding a tuft of brown hair
79. Ziplock bag holding three cut and polished cubic zirconia crystals
80. Dismantled diaphragm of a vintage piezo electric disk, removed from old telephone
81. Seashell resting on cottonwool stored inside a card box wrapped in plastic, vintage
82. Antique rubber date stamp, rubber missing, made in England by Dormy
83. Three normal looking small rocks with multicoloured metallic growth, name unknown
84. Two vintage Eveready 1.5volt cells, made in NZ
85. Two crystals with attachment for hanging them from a necklace, one amethyst, the other name unknown
86. Silver acorn
87. Viewfinder lens from a Super 8 camera
88, Vintage photosensitive resistor, red and green wires
89. Cog from a Super 8 camera
90. EQ controller from a dismantled radio walkman, green and silver
91. Miniature power pole
92. Rubber stamp piece, reads “Chch”, stained blue
93. Dismantled part from a cellphone vibrator motor, very tiny!
94. Vintage dismantled DC motor
95. Four newish dismantled DC motors, one stored inside a sealed plastic tube
96. Shell casing from a .38 bullet, silver
97. Lock of hair in a gum wrapper held closed with a hair tie, golden brown
98. Hollow rock cracked in two, insides are lined with small colourless crystals
99. Row counter for hand knitting, blue and white
100. Black plastic headphones clip
101. Stripe of red embossing tape, reads “AUDIO IN 9V DC IN”
102. Department of Conservation logo for their Conservation Campsites, black on thin white plastic
103. Nugget of Turquoise, small hole through it for beading
104. Glass fuse rated 0.4amps at 240volts, blown
105. Bass boost selector from a dismantled radio walkman, brown, beige and black
106. Flashbulb from a vintage disposable camera
107. Simple circuit connecting two red and green LEDs
108. Small bag, contains small shells identified on slip of paper, from Germany, vintage
109. Binoculars from a 1970’s army doll set, black
110. Ammo case from a 1970’s army doll set, green

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