Brechin collectables up for sale on Ebay

A luggage label from Caledonian Railway, one of the Brechin-related items for sale.

A luggage label from Caledonian Railway, one of the Brechin-related items for sale.

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Collectors of Brechin memorabilia will be delighted with the range of items featured on the internet auction site Ebay (writes Steven Rae).

Football programmes, postcards, and even a milk bottle are up for sale and are sure to catch the eye of historians and collectors.

A Findowrie Dairy milk bottle, one of the Brechin-related items for sale.

A Findowrie Dairy milk bottle, one of the Brechin-related items for sale.

A football programme dated from 1994 from the testimonial of Bobby Brown is available at a price of £1 plus delivery.

Brown is second in all-time appearances for the club with 444 games and 33 goals.

Those looking for a historical look into the past may find a 19th Century coin more interesting.

The coin is a Halfpenny Token, which were minted by towns, businesses, and organisations to meet the need for low denomination coinage that was not being provided at the time.

Dated 1801, the coin is from Smith and Wilson, flax spinners in Brechin, who ownded East Mill works at the time the coin was made.

A picture of the factory features on one side, with ‘East Mill’ engraved above it, and an image of Brechin Cathedral on the back.

A milk bottle from Findowrie Dairy, situated between Brechin and Menmuir, is also up for sale on the site.

The pint bottle, sold by J. R and J. A. Barron, is from a seller in Worcester in England who has a milk bottle museum in Malvern with more than 17,500 British milk bottles.

Another collectors’ item is a postcard from the 1950s which features an ariel view photograph looking up Brechin High Street, Clearly in view is the King’s Theatre, which later became Flicks nightclub.

A luggage label from Caledonian Railway is also featured. The label is from a journey between Brechin and Perth, but has no date.

A light-hearted item advertised is a slate plaque for sale, which reads: “Sod the dog, beware of the Brechin City fan.”