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Quarantine20 Scavenger Hunt!!! ...The winners...!!! :D
Yesterday was our weekly family lunch, so I ransacked my parents' place and found some interesting treasures.

#4 radio

Dad remembered he might have his first radio he got as a kid somewhere, and found it for me, it's from 60s.

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Now onto the next batch!

#5 button

The one thing I didn't find was a pin-on button. But I have sew-on buttons, and I have safety pins. Mix 1 part button to 1 part pin, shake well, and ta-dah, instant pin-on button!

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#6 bottle

I found something better than milk bottle with weird language on label!

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Forest glass! These are modern replicas of historical glassware. Forest glass is a type of potash glass from medieval times, it was made mostly in central and northern Europe. It is typical for its greenish or blueish tint (the blue glass is a bit less common) and lots of small bubbles, and it's called forest glass because production of potash glass uses up tons of wood, so glass manufactures were traditionally built in forests, close to source of material. Czech forest glass-making peaked between the 14th and 15th century, although first manufactures appeared around 1000 AD and they lasted to the 18th century. Another characteristic of forest glass are decorations - let me warn you, this bit is more than a bit disgusting - glasses had to be decorated, because cutlery wasn't much of a thing back then, and smooth glasses were too slippery for greasy hands of medieval diners. Eww. But the glass is beautiful.

#7 a cancelled stamp

I found some quite precious ones!

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The first two are from 1918, and they're the very first postal stamps we had as a sovereign state. Before that, we were part of Austria-Hungary, and didn't have our own stamps or currency. The prices on these stamps are stated in Haléř (Hellers), because when they were being made, it wasn't clear what will be the name of the main new currency. So it was 200 Hellers instead of two Crowns. These stamps were designed by the famous Alfons Mucha. They depict Hradčany - with the typical silhouette of St Vitus Cathedral.

I don't know what year exactly is the third one from, but they were in print between 1939-1945, and they weren't stamps of Czechoslovakia, but Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren. There are linden leaves on them - linded is our national tree.

Have a closer look:

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#8 someone blue

I had quite a few of these at home smile

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I didn't know I'd be learning so much history today, I love it!! Such cool things and great photos!!
Yay! What interesting stuff you guys found! Ardyn is so pretty and her outfit is cool. And those are funky little bottles!
neon, wow, cool old treasures! Does the radio still work?? And what a clever loophole with the button xp She looks quite fashionable; maybe she'll start a new fad. And I love that we got a history lesson here too smile Cheers to your dad for helping out.
I'm already worried about what to do with prizes. "Nothing is working" according to the postal clerk, and Canada Post has a long list on their website of countries they're no longer accepting mail for. When I'm done on here, I have to call the 800-number to see what happened to the package I dropped off last Wednesday, that tracking says hasn't even been received yet. Irritated Cry
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"Hey everyone!  We hope you're all hanging in there, out there...  If you can't spend Easter weekend visiting your family, we hope you can at least have a lil fun with your dolly family.  Mum's letting me post these ones because some are about meeeee!
"We're enjoying your photos -- keep 'em comin'!
"Love, Sunsette  Heart 2  "

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"Quarantine, day t-- ... um, day -- ...  What day is it ...?"
"It's Blursday the fortyleventh of Marprilary.  Try to keep up."
"...oh.  Okay....  .."
Show us a calendar!

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"Find a hammer.  Or a screwdriver.  Or both!
Because sometimes you just need to give something a good bashing, and because you're only screwed if you can't figure out how to get un-screwed.
Or something."

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"A red pen.  Because red is the best colour, right?
I'm practising my autograph."

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"A rainbow!  (You can use your imagination.)
Here's Kailani greeting the light, from a sparklie in the window.
Look for the light..."
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Oooh! More fun pics of fun prompts! I'm falling behind!

Trivia found a cancelled stamp:

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They're not dolls, they're action figures!
Great to see a new challenge. I've just finished doing the shots for the second one.

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Evie riding her pet gecko. It's predominantly blue and so is Evie today with pants and a top that sort of match her hair.

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Finn having his daily carrot while wearing a badge declaring that cuteness is his cover.

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Kit has a letter with a cancelled stamp. I do hope she wasn't hoping to use it to post anything.

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Bea with an old fashioned Coke bottle.
I do love everyone's take on the scavenger items.  The calender dialogue made me laugh - I'm having trouble remembering what day it is at times, and I totally empathise with them.
I like being creative with the rainbow - I've had an idea for that I dhould be able to do over the weekend.

Finn probably shouldn't wear a badge declaring that it's all a cover  LOL  But he's certainly cute enough for a warning...

1. Blue Toys.  Mini Eeyore, Triceratops from Universal Studios (Florida), Rag-doll Ghoulia & Rag-doll Lagoona & finally a MeToYou Peacock.
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2. Pin Button.  Becky doesn't usually stab people (or herself) with her knitting needles.
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3. A Cancelled (used) stamp.  Captain America is hiding the address of the envelope for me.
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4. An Interesting Bottle.  This bottle is Elfy's.  He got it from the person who first introduced us - I went to high school with her, and he worked with her later on.

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My Girls: Alice Mint du Jardine (Lottie), Brand New Purrezza (Amelia), Ayanamei Rei (Evie), Princess Ann/Roman Holiday (Kit), Aquel (Becky), Scarlet (Izzy), Meg (Jo-Meg), Laura (Antimony), Nahh-Ato (Shala), Chicca (Maeve), Peter Pan (Meredith), VeryBerryPop (Daisy), SDCC2016 Wonder Woman (Diana), Taffy (Tansy), Amelia (Beatrice), Steampunk Cheshire Cat (Antoinette), Arietta (Ashli), Naoko (Zoey), Mocha MIO (Nyxie), Steampunk Mad Hatter (Hattie), Sapphire Princess Knight (Roni), Steampunk Alice (Lizette), Asoka Sorayu (Nova), Steampunk Taeyang Dodo (Theodore), Steampunk Isul White Rabbit (Finn), Tiphona (Felicity), Anthy Himemiya (Ester), Mocha MIO (honey), Alte (Bethan)
These are all super fun pics, LeJays! The pin made me laugh! And more MH plushies... yay!

Elfy... wow! Amelia/Bea with an antique Coca Cola bottle is too cool for school! I'm sure that photo was snapped on the leather cockpit seat of a Sopwith Pup, too!
They're not dolls, they're action figures!
Lejays and Elfy, I love your photos, and I especially love your pins!
I've been enjoying everyone's photos, and finally got a chance to take a couple myself.


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Yay for more entries!
Is the gecko homemade? Do you have them in Australia and are they considered good luck like in Hawaii? The painted bottle is pretty... It was fun to see what everyone found -- there are always some that make me chuckle -- and cheers to dargosmydaddy for joining in too.
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I believe we actually got the gecko at Kuranda market near Cairns when we holidayed in Port Douglas a couple of years ago. That type of gecko, also known as a frill-necked lizard, is native to Australia (especially up north), but I don’t think they’re considered as a good luck thing.
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Found the toilet paper! And wearing stripes.

Very clever, great combination of the two items.
I've seen entertaining videos of frilled lizards...
Welcome to the game, fairywarriorcat. That's an interesting package! my work cut out keeping track of all these entries!
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