Wolverhampton’s Very Own Cornucopia of Nostalgic Artefacts
Owner David Wilsdon started Wolverhampton Books and Collectables some 12 years back originally on a stall in the towns old Antiques Market. He originally collected books / antiquities / loose paper items etc, and then decided to start dealing in them himself.
His collection grew and then started to branch off in quite a few directions that now includes Postcards / Memorial Cards, Military Items and Medals, Sporting and Music Memorabilia, TV & Film related items, Cigarette / Tea & Gum cards, Toys, Old Photographs / CDVs, Scrapbooks / Autographs, Stereoscopy / Magic Lanterns & Slides, Misc Ephemera, Advertising and much more.
3 years ago, David moved Wolverhampton Books & Collectables into a wonderful old timber building in Wolverhampton city centre. Known as Lindy Lou’s (and also The Copper Kettle by some) it is a building that dates back to the 1300’s and is one of the towns best known buildings and suits the personality of the shop a treat. Find out more about the buildings history.
The shop sells a lot of local authors as well and also local history groups are well supplied by the shop as well as exhibitions / drama groups requiring historical items and artefacts in their performances. Local shops and factory history are other areas that feature in the shops collection such as the Sunbeam Cycle Factory in Blakenhall and the towns legendary old music shop The Band Box in Snow Hill.
Memorabilia to suit all ages and styles can be found and the shop has quite a lot of items available via their e-bay shop http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Wolverhampton-Collectables
The shop is well worth a visit and we advise that you allow yourself a few hours…because you’ll need it – it’s like a treasure trove in there
Special thanks to:
Gary O’Dea at Gojo’ Music for photography