shop news: ‘garage sale’…underway…! {via ebay}

stanley limited edition thermos bottle

stanley limited edition thermos bottle in box

Logmatic 250+1000

Inventory reduction of ‘travel weary’ goods {ie, dings ‘n dents, scuffs, etc, incurred during overseas shipping} via eBay auction currently underway & ending soon …!

1. Available now: a handful of Stanley Limited Edition thermos bottles {just a few left!} … no longer available from Stanley or elsewhere, truly limited supply & very collectible …

2. Available now: a handful of Feuerhand Lanterns in Silver & Feuerhand Lanterns in Black

3. Available now: ONE of each only … Logmatic Wedge Axe + Logmatic Splitting Basket … ‘open box’, ie, perfectly functional & brand new product inside {and no dings, dents or scuffs}, however the box was roughed up by exuberant customs officials … {box has been repaired & suitable for shipping, of course} …!

So mosey on over to the Tinder ‘garage sale’ at eBay for some genuinely ‘distressed’ versions {though perfectly functional and brand new} under the auction hammer now …!

P.S. our eBay listing is under ‘mackabuster’, or just click via the Tinder Trail ‘garage sale’ link on sidebar …

shop news: sneak peek … riddles & twine

Sneak peek of useful things new for spring, from that green and pleasant land across the pond:

Riddle: traditional handcrafted English beechwood garden sieve/soil sifter, made by the last riddle maker in Britain

Tin of Twine: Nutscene’s ‘Greentwist’ for the garden & Natural too, manufactured in Scotland since 1922, a supply of twine is indispensable …

Coming soon …!

shipping news: xmas xpress delivery date 21 DEC!

The de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver is considered by aviation historians to be the classic Canadian bush plane, “the airplane that opened the North,”. “To this day, many of these legendary planes can still be seen in remote skies around the world,”. The Canadian Engineering Centennial Board named the DHC-2 one of the Top 10 Canadian engineering achievements of the 20th century. In all, 1,657 Beavers were built by the time de Havilland ended production in 1967 — a record for a plane manufactured in Canada. Please visit and support this original historic site, the de Havilland Canadian Air & Space Museum, before it’s too late!

Photo and intriguing article via CBC: A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, most likely the original CF-FHB, on skis in the snow of Ootsa Lake, B.C., in the winter of 1951-52. The three men on the left are unidentified. The fourth man on the right is Frederic Rowland. (Rowland family photo)

*21 DEC: Tinder’s last shipping date for Xmas, in Canada, via Xpresspost {a new option via our upgraded webshop}! Orders must be in by 12 noon!*

Thanks for visiting Tinder & Seasons Greetings all …!

canada’s great loss looming: lest we forget …

Then, and now.
Photo, above: Completion of 1,000th de Havilland Mosquito aircraft at Downsview hangar, Toronto, via an interesting article just prior to recent eviction, ie, ‘aerospace campus’ …

Photo, below: Philip Gray, WWII veteran RAF Lancaster pilot in front of FM104 at CASM Remembrance Day ceremony 11.11.11, at de Havilland hangar, Toronto, via

See more about Retired Flt.Lt. Philip Gray here

To pay your respects to the folks who built Canada’s incredible air & space legacy before it’s lost, please visit here & here