Category Archives: LASSCO Three Pigeons
27 March 2023
Make a gallery wall from the huge collection of frame-makers' moulds now available at LASSCO
22 March 2023
In our ceaseless trawling of the barns, attics, stables and out-houses of fusty institutions and country houses we get the opportunity to find and purchase the most extraordinary things. The year started with the discovery of a large stack of wooden panelling, thick with dust and leaning up in an old garage in the grounds...
15 March 2023
Salvaged from under the floorboards of the school hall at Eton, where it had lain for 88 years, LASSCO has acquired a spectacular stone fireplace: In 1935, faced with the dismantling of a huge stone fireplace in the Classical Museum at Eton College, the builders were clearly daunted. Even when disassembled into its component parts...
22 February 2023
In amongst the stock of ironwork at LASSCO Three Pigeons we have a utilitarian pair of iron gates for sale. We removed them from the yard at Verney Junction Station in rural Buckinghamshire. It is now a private house but still with an overgrown railway platform at the back. The small station, in a tiny...
16 November 2022
In March 2022 we discovered a rusted section of the railing from the vast Somers Town Goods Yard in King’s Cross; it was lent up in an artist’s studio in Kent. We bought it, researched its history, and told the story of where it originated from. It was quickly snapped up and we had an...
8 June 2022
LASSCO has noticed a high proportion of island dwelling customers - LASSCO News tells the story of some.
5 October 2020
The LASSCO Ropewalk yard is closed for business from October 22nd when our flooring yard and showroom will be moving to Brunswick House.
6 August 2020
“Where do you get all this stuff from?”. “Who is going to buy that?”…. are recurring questions we are asked at LASSCO. Sometimes we can tell you the whole story: both where something came from, and where it ended up. This is the second of these Lockdown ramblings (the first was “The Tale of the...
4 June 2020
On Monday 15th June 2020: LASSCO re-opens. During the Lockdown we haven’t stopped trading; our skeleton team has enjoyed making fantastic deals throughout the last few weeks, selling remotely via our website. The astute have grabbed glorious bargains in a Lockdown Clearance section of the website (it continues for now but don’t miss it). We...
13 May 2020
If there’s a recurring question from customers – agog at the glorious salvage crammed into the LASSCO shops and yards in Oxfordshire and London – it is “Where do you get all this stuff from?”. Another is “Who is going to buy that?”. The answer to the first is: “Take a seat – this is...
28 April 2020
JAMES MORTIMER 23rd October 1930 – 20th April 2020 A long standing friend of LASSCO, we first got to know James when he came to St Michael’s Shoreditch to take some snaps for a John Diamond piece for the Sunday Times in the late 1970s. Immediately we warmed to him – a ‘bon viveur’, a ‘roue’,...
25 March 2020
Greetings and good health to all our friends, customers, colleagues and suppliers. In these unusual and rather worrying times, LASSCO has had to limit access to our fabulous shops, and now, as part of the nationwide effort to disable the Corona virus we have, for the time being, closed them entirely. It all feels very...