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Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75
Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75
Original, quality 1930's moulded glass change slope as used on shop counters for the shopkeeper to place the customer,s change on. This example is advertising Player's navy cut cigarettes and detailing "Ask for Player's and look for the lifebuoy trade mark". Three small chips to the lower rim to one side, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 6.75" square and 1.75" tall at the back. 
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Price: 115.00


Players Cigarettes Brass Ashtray A45
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, pressed sheet brass ashtray with four cigarette rests and "Players Please" embossed to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5" square x 0.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Players Cigarettes Brass Ashtray A45



Cunard Line Bakelite Ashtray   A44
Cunard Line Bakelite Ashtray A44
Original, quality 1920's, circular brown bakelite ashtray with five original cigarette resting points and embossed to the centre "Cunard Line" for the shipping company. The reverse is embossed for the manufacturer "Fraser and Glass Ltd London N12" and "British Made". A small chip under the outer rim, otherwise complete and in good and working order. 5.75" diameter x 0.75".  
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Price: 56.00


Yokohama Tyres Ashtray A43
Original, quality pre-war, promotional ashtray advertising "Yokohama Radial Tyres". This clean example has a clear glass ashtray within a miniature Yokohama Tyre and is complete and in good order. 6" diameter x 1.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Yokohama Tyres Ashtray   A43



Australian Aircraft Ashtray   A37
Australian Aircraft Ashtray A37
Original, quality, cast brass ashtray in the form of 'Australia' engraved with the states and many towns. This ashtray is fitted with two cigarette rests to the front and a twin engined aircraft on a stand over the top. The plane is engraved "South Pacific, Sydney Australia 1946". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and apart from the propeller blades missing all is complete and in good order. Base map 6.5" x 5" + 1", total 4.5" tall x 6.5" x 6" front to back.  
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Price: 350.00


Coronation Ale Ashtray A36
Original, quality, moulded clear glass, rectangular shaped ashtray, with four corner cigarette rests and the original printed label to the underside detailing "1953 Coronation Ale", "Specially Brewed and Bottled By The Stroud Brewery Co Ltd, Stroud, Glos" and with a picture of the Coronation coach and horses. The underside is painted over in gold, then cream to protect the detailed label. A most unusual example, the first we have seen and in mint condition. 6.25" x 5" + 1".  
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Price: 85.00


Coronation Ale Ashtray   A36



Brass Cinema Ashtray, 13 available   A33
Brass Cinema Ashtray, 13 available A33
Original, quality 1920's, brass revolving ashtray, as fitted to the back of cinema seats. This has two screw holes for mounting, a match striker to the front and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The dish can be turned over to empty the contents. Complete and in good and working order. 5" widest including fixing plates x 1.25" high + 1.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 34.00


Wills Capstan Ashtray A28
Original, quality 1940's, circular pressed glass ashtray, with blue print to the two sides advertsing "Wills's Capstan" brand of cigarettes. Complete and in good order. 5" base diameter + 1.5 tall. 
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Price: 30.00


Wills Capstan Ashtray   A28



Richmond Hill Hotel Copper Ashtray    A20
Richmond Hill Hotel Copper Ashtray A20
Original, quality, pre-war, square shaped, sheet copper ashtray. Impressed "Richmond Hill Hotel" and "Richmond 2247/8/9" for the telephone numbers. An unusual item, complete and in good and working order. 4.75" square x 0.75" deep.  
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Price: 45.00


1937 Commemorative Glass Ashtray A13
Original, quality moulded clear glass square shaped deep ashtray with a cigarette groove to each corner and silver painted cameo to the bottom of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Presumably issued as a souvenir for the coronation in 1937. A little discolouration to the underside but no chips or cracks and all is complete and in good order. 3.75" square x 2" high. 
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Price: 45.00


1937 Commemorative Glass Ashtray    A13



Oak Box CB6
Oak Box CB6
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb oak cigarette casket with a lock and key and brass decorative mounts to the top of the hinged lid. The quality brass mounts are in the form of a horse shoe, a stirrup and a riding crop. The brass has been lacquered, the lock fully overhauled and all is now complete and in good and working order. A wonderful example with a removable central dividing panel. Base 9.5" x 7.25" x 5.5" tall. 
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Price: 365.00


Brass Dairy Can / Match Holder MS29
Original, quality late 19th century brass match holder and striker fashioned as a miniature dairy can. This perfectly scaled down example has the loop handle to the top just as a standard dairy can but with a circular dished interior for the matches and a ribbed underside for striking red tipped matches. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.25" tall with handle down. 2.5" wide and 1.75" front to back.  
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Price: 156.00


Brass Dairy Can / Match Holder MS29



Romford Ceramic Matchstriker MS28
Romford Ceramic Matchstriker MS28
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic match holder and striker. This circular example is detailed to the top in black text "Wyard and Taylors Popular Mineral WaterS Romford." The underside is printed "Jenkinson and Co Ltd Bartholomew Row Birmingham." Some crazing to the glazing, otherwise complete and in good order. 5" diam x 1.75" tall. 
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Price: 156.00


Brass Miniature Bucket Match Holder MS27
Original, quality pre war bucket / pail shaped brass match holder, with the striker ribs to the underside. This super example has the perfect proportions and scale, with a swing handle over and side mounts. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Bucket 2.25" tall, 2.25" top diam and 3.5" total height with handle up.  
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Price: 45.00


Brass Miniature Bucket Match Holder MS27



Abdulla Cigarettes Match Holder   MS26
Abdulla Cigarettes Match Holder MS26
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic matchbox holder and ashtray combined, advertising "Abdulla Cigarettes" detailed in black transfer printing. Complete and in good order. 3" tall x 5" and 4.25" base. 
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Price: 125.00


Race Horse Hoof Match Striker MS25
Original, quality 1920's, race horse hoof mounted by 'Rowland Ward' for use as a match holder and striker. This superb example has faux horse hair to the rear of the hoof, a lift up cover to the top with a match holder and striker and a nickel plated on brass horseshoe. The shoe is impressed for the maker "Rowland Ward Ltd 167 Picadilly W.", the lid is engraved "Canopus 1923 / 1929" and "12 races value £2450". The hoof has been polished and the plating is rubbed in places but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 3" tall x 4.75" widest and 5.5" front to back.  
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Price: 265.00


Race Horse Hoof Match Striker   MS25



Brass Advertising Match Striker   MS23
Brass Advertising Match Striker MS23
Original, quality, pre-war, cast brass match striker in the form of an electric or gas fire. This example is a good scaled down copy of a real fire, with a simulated switch to one side, a swing handle to the reverse and four feet. The front panel is impressed "M.V" for the maker of the fire and will flip up to reveal the criss-cross of the match striking plate to the underside. The reverse is also impressed "M.V" and "Cosmos Radiant Fire". Probably issued as a promotional item. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 4.75" wide, 4.25" tall and 2.75" front to back.  
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Price: 95.00


Bryant and May Lifeboat Matches N21
Original, quality bakelite tub circa 1910 / 1920, with a screw on black bakelite top, containing a quantity of original vesta matches. The lid is embossed "Bryant and May, Ships Lifeboat Matches" and "approved by M. of T. and CA" and the underside of the red / brown bakelite tub is embossed "To ignite the matches strike on grooved surface". Complete and in super condition. 2.75" tall and top 1.75" diam.  
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Price: 65.00


Bryant and May Lifeboat Matches N21



RMS Aquitania Ashtray   N17
RMS Aquitania Ashtray N17
Original, quality 1920's, square shaped, pressed brass ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and an embossed detail to the centre of a liner with four funnels and "RMS Aquitania". Polished and lacquered, complete and in good order. 3.75" square x 0.5" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


RMS Queen Mary Ashtray N16
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, brass ashtray with an enamelled crest to the centre for "RMS Queen Mary". This square ashtray has a cigarette groove to each corner and was originally nickel plated, most of which is still visible to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4.75" x 4.5" and 0.5".  
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Price: 75.00


RMS Queen Mary Ashtray   N16



Pewter Pipe Rest   PR7
Pewter Pipe Rest PR7
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, pewter pipe rest stamped to the underside "Made in England", "Cornish Pewter" and for the manufacturer "James Dixon of Sheffield". Complete and in good order. Base 2.75" x 1.5", total 3.25" x 1.5" and 1.25" tall. 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Clay Pipe Case PR6
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, pipe smoker's box in brass, with a tinned interior and three hinged lids, the main long lid to the top gives access to the compartments for the tobacco, one end for the matches, with the striker to the inside of the lid and the other for storing a short clay pipe. In super condition, complete, with just the odd minor dent. Most unusual to find one of these in such good order. 5" x 1.75" and 1". 
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Price: 135.00


Brass Clay Pipe Case PR6



WT&S Brass Pipe Rack PR5
WT&S Brass Pipe Rack PR5
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass pipe rack in the form of a five bar gate, with five pipe holders and an oak base. Both the brass rack and the oak base are impressed "WT&S" and with the sun logo for the manufacturer 'William Tonks and Son, of Birmingham'. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 9.5" x 5.5" tall and 3.25" front to back.  
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Price: 115.00


Copper Pipe Rack PR4
Original, quality, embossed sheet copper, wall mounted pipe rack of a serious Art Nouveau form, circa 1900. This example has two holes for mounting, six holes for the pipes and a deep embossed Art Nouveau poppy seed head detail, with a hammered finish. A good, old repair to the pipe holes, has been lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. 7.5" x 4.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Copper Pipe Rack PR4



Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray   TA1
Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray TA1
Original, quality 1930's, brass ashtray with a matchbox holder to the centre, all trench art worked from brass with punch engraved decoration to the base and 'RAF' and 'ADEN' to the sides of the match holder. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 4.5" x 3" high. 
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Price: 56.00


Mick McQuaid Tobacco Tin T40
Original, quality 1920's, very clean and bright tobacco tin, with exceptional printed panels throughtout and decorated to all four sides and the lid, inside and out. The lid details "Carrolls Mick McQuaid Cut Plug Tobacco". Some very minor dents to one end of the lid rim, some very minor scratches and a short split to the rim of the lid to the front, but otherwise complete and in good order. 7.25" x 3.25" and 1.5" tall.  
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Price: 85.00


Mick McQuaid Tobacco Tin   T40



Brass Tobacco Box   T22
Brass Tobacco Box T22
Original, quality, oval shaped brass tobacco box with a hinged lid for the pocket. This clean example has a tinned inside and engraving on the outer top and underside. The top lid details "William H.Warner Stogursey Somerset 1901" and underside a scratch drawing of a clay pipe. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. 3" x 1.75" x 0.75". 
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Price: 85.00


Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter SA23
Original, quality 1920's, 'ship's wheel' cigar cutter on the original circular steel base. The cigar tip would be placed down behind the wheel and the wheel, when turned, will trim off the cigar. The underside is marked to the swinging cover "Made in Germany" and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 5" tall, wheel with spokes 2.5" wide, base 2.75" diameter. 
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Price: 75.00


Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter   SA23



Robin Cigarettes Enamel Sign S250
Robin Cigarettes Enamel Sign S250
Original, quality 1920's double sided enamel advertising sign with a side flange mount with four screw holes for mounting. This very clean and bright sign details "Ogden's Robin Cigarettes in yellow and red on a black background. The lower edge on one side is also detailed "Issued by the Imperial Tobacco Co ( of Great Britain and Ireland) Ltd. Some very minor chips to the edges, otherwise in near mint condition. 18" x 12" x 1.5" flange.  
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Price: 350.00


Woodbine Enamel Sign S211
Original, quality 1930's, bright enamel advertising sign detailing "Woodbine The Great Little Cigarette" in red and black type, with a picture of a cigarette alight to the lefthand side. Generally a clean sign, but with some bend damage at the lower corners and fourteen screw holes for mounting. Complete and in good order. 36" x 24".  
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Price: 185.00


Woodbine Enamel Sign   S211



Gold Flake Cigarette Enamel Sign   S193
Gold Flake Cigarette Enamel Sign S193
Original, quality 1930's, bright yellow enamel advertising sign detailing "Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes" in yellow on red upper cased text and black on yellow. A very clean sign, with a crease to the lower righthand corner, another to the lower left and a couple of minor touchins elsewhere, otherwise complete and in good order. 59" x 16".  
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Price: 200.00


Wills Wild Woodbine Enamel Sign S168
Original, quality 1920's, bright and clear enamel advertising sign "Wills Wild Woodbine Cigarettes" in red upper cased text on a white background. This example has three screw holes for mounting to each edge and has some damage to the enamel on most of the holes and one area of surface damage between the I and L in "Wills", otherwise all is complete and in good order. 36" tall x 32.5".  
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Price: 150.00


Wills Wild Woodbine Enamel Sign   S168



St Julien Enamel Sign   S159
St Julien Enamel Sign S159
Original, quality 1920's, enamel advertising sign detailing "Ogden's St Julien Tobacco" in white upper cased text on a wood grain effect background. A clean, bright sign with some edge chips and some minor surface scratches, otherwise complete and in good order, with four screw holes for mounting. 66.5" x 21". 
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Price: 300.00


Wills Star Cigarettes Enamel Sign S114
Original, quality, 1920's, enamel advertising sign, detailing red text on white 'Wills's "Star" Cigarettes'. A brightly coloured sign with some edge chips and damage mainly to the top and bottom central mounting holes. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order, with ten screw holes in total for mounting. 40" x 18". 
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Price: 165.00


Wills Star Cigarettes Enamel Sign   S114



St Julien Tobacco Enamel Sign   S97
St Julien Tobacco Enamel Sign S97
Original, quality, 1920's enamel advertising sign, detailing 'St Julien Tobacco Empire Blend', in yellow on red and blue letters on a dark blue background and to the centre a pictorial of the tobacco packet. Although there is damage to the enamel around the screw holes, the packet is perfect and the sign, generally, is in super condition and very bright and shiney. 36" x 24". 
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Price: 300.00


Woodbine Enamel Sign S36
Original quality, 1940/50's, yellow enamel advertising sign for 'Woodbine The Great Little Cigarette'. In amazing condition, with only a few tiny chips. In fact it has never been screwed up on a wall and the colour is as bright as the day it was made. A fairly ordinary sign in superb condition. 60" x 17". 
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Price: 165.00


Woodbine Enamel Sign    S36



Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar SA28
Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar SA28
Original, quality late 19th century Doulton of Lambeth "Silicon Ware" tobacco jar, in the very realistic form of a 14lb cast iron weight. This superb example, the first we have owned has a hall marked silver mount and ring to the lid and the original square inner tobacco 'pressing block'. The underside of the base is impressed "Doulton Silicon Lambeth", "K", "KS" and "2777", the number '277' is also impressed on the inner pressing block. All is complete and in good order and is as realistic as it looks. 5.5" tall x 3.75" square base. 
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Price: 700.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Original, quality bronze vesta case manufacturer for Huntley and Palmers circa 1890, by Schutz of Vienna, as a promotional item. This is in the form of the Huntley and Palmers 'Albert' biscuit and was originally covered in biscuit coloured paint. Impressed to the front, as in the biscuit 'Huntley and Palmers Albert' and to the reverse "Made in Vienna". Complete and in good and working order. 2" diam x 0.25".  
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Price: 250.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8

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