Blast from the past!  "Rag and bone man is a British phrase for a junk dealer. Historically the phrase referred to an individual who would travel the streets of a city with a horsedrawn cart, and would collect old rags (for converting into fabric and paper), bones for making glue, scrap iron and other items, often trading them for other items of limited value.

Blast from the past! "Rag and bone man is a British phrase for a junk dealer. Historically the phrase referred to an individual who would travel the streets of a city with a horsedrawn cart, and would collect old rags (for converting into fabric and paper), bones for making glue, scrap iron and other items, often trading them for other items of limited value.

I remember saving all the Golly tokens from Robertsons Jam until I had enough for a badge. I tried really hard to get a full set but never managed it.

I remember saving all the Golly tokens from Robertsons Jam until I had enough for a badge. I tried really hard to get a full set but never managed it.

Muffin the Mule, 1952

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