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Cammell Laird and Co Ltd Promotional Paper Weight A93
Cammell Laird and Co Ltd Promotional Paper Weight A93
Original, quality 1920's advertising desk or counter paper weight in the form of a standing camel on a rectangular shaped block. This example appears to be in pewter or spelter, later painted in brown paint. Each side of the plinth is mounted with a brass plaque detailing in relief to, one side "Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Sheffield, Grimesthorpe & Penistone" and the other side "Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Shipyard Birkenhead". All has been washed and lacquered and is complete and in good order with just some rubbing to the later brown paint. Cammell Laird were huge ship builders having many famous ships to their credit including HMS Ark Royal, The Mauritania, The Robert F.Stockton, HMS Birkhead, CSS Alabama and The Fullages to name but a few. 4" tall and base 3.75" x 1.75". 
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Price: 350.00


Teachers Whisky Copper Tray A78
Original, quality 1930's small five-sided copper drinks tray with a raised gallery and detailed "Teachers Highland Cream perfection of Old Scotch Whisky 1830 to 1930" and "Wm Teachers and Sons Ltd Distiller". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 8.5" x 8.5" and 0.5" front to back.  
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Price: 75.00


Teachers Whisky Copper Tray A78



Cowhorn Beaker B5
Cowhorn Beaker B5
Original, quality late 19th century larger than average cow-horn drinking beaker with a silver or nickel top rim and plaque to the front engraved with a monogram. Probably of Scottish origin. A seriously good example. Polished and waxed and complete and in good order. 5" tall, top 4" diam and base 2.75" diam. 
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Price: 135.00


The Story of Hungerford, 2 available B2
Original, quality, hard bound copy of "The Story of Hungerford in Berkshire" by 'W.H.Summers' and edited by 'Harold Peake M.A., F.S.A.' Published in 1926. 167 pages of text, complete and in good order. One of the two published authorities on Hungerford. 7.75" x 5.5" x 0.75". Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


The Story of Hungerford, 2 available B2



Framed Silk Bookmark BM2
Framed Silk Bookmark BM2
Original, quality late 19th century embroidered silk bookmark entitled "God Save The Prince of Wales". Some damage and fading but well framed and glazed for future preservation. Frame 13.5" x 5.25 and bookmark 9.75" x 1.75". 
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Price: 85.00


Church Collecting Pouch CB3
Original, quality late 19th century collecting pouch with a frame with two hand grips in honey coloured oak and a red velvet pouch. These were passed amongst the congregation, usually during the offertory hymn in order to collect money for the church funds.. 9.75" x 3.25" x 0.5" plus the pouch. 
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Price: 45.00


Church Collecting Pouch CB3



Church Collecting Pouch, 2 available CB2
Church Collecting Pouch, 2 available CB2
Original, quality late 19th century three handled turned mahogany collecting pouch with a hand stitched pale blue velvet drop in pouch. These were passed amongst the congregation, usually during the offertory hymn in order to collect money for the church funds. Stamped to the reverse for the maker "N. Marshall". Complete and in good and working order. 7.25" diam plus 3.25" grips and total diam 14" x 0.75" plus the pouch. Price is for each. 
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Price: 85.00


Collection/Ballot Box CB1
Original, quality late 19th century simple pine collection/posting/voting box in the original stained and varnished finish. This example has a slot cut to the hinged lid, the original lock and key and a small brass keyhole surround. All is complete and in good and working order. 7" tall and 7" x 9".  
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Price: 65.00


Collection/Ballot Box CB1



Grundy (Teddington) Ltd Aluminium Box CC173
Grundy (Teddington) Ltd Aluminium Box CC173
Original, quality rectangular shaped aluminium container with a loose lid and a drop down steel pull to the front. The backplate to the grip is stamped "Suppliers Grundy (Teddington) Ltd" and "GR VI", a crown and "1950". Obviously, manufactured to order for government use in 1950. Unknown use but appears complete and in good order. 10.5" x 8" x 3.25". 
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Price: 45.00


1913 Commemorative Glass Paper Weight CC141
Original, quality rectangular shaped clear glass paperweight issued to commemorate King George V visit to Preston on July 8th, 1913. This super example, the first we have seen, has wide bevelled edges to the top and is acid etched to the reverse with the crown over the monogram for King George V and the date July 8th 1913. One very minor chip on one corner and some minor scratches on the back and front, otherwise complete and in good order. 5" x 3" x 1".  
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Price: 65.00


1913 Commemorative Glass Paper Weight CC141



Lloyd George Plate CC78
Lloyd George Plate CC78
Original, quality, 1920's wall plate, with a transfer photographic print of Lloyd George, Prime Minister of England 1916 to 1922. The reverse is detailed "RT.Hon.D.Lloyd George" and has two holes in the foot rim for wall hanging. The front of the plate has an olive green/brown colour and the reverse is coffee brown. Complete and in good order. 10" diameter x 1.25" front to back. 
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Price: 45.00


Davenport Dish CC73
Original, quality shallow circular dish, with transfer decoration in blue on white detailing a picture of a four storey building entitled "Bennett Street Sunday School Manchester". The reverse is transfer printed for the manufacturer 'Davenport Longport' with the year stamp for 1848. A super looking, perfect dish with local history. 6.75" diameter x 1.5" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Davenport Dish CC73



Pair of Gladstone and Disraeli Cast Iron Plaques   CC69
Pair of Gladstone and Disraeli Cast Iron Plaques CC69
A pair of original, quality, late 19th Century, cast iron plaques depicting Gladstone and Disraeli, both Prime Ministers during Queen Victoria's reign. These plaques have been finished in a matt gilt colour and are fitted within wide circular wooden frames. All is complete and in superb order. The first we have seen. Cast iron plaque 7" diameter, total size 12" diameter and 1.25" front to back.  
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Price: 200.00


Doulton Gladstone Jug CC65
Original, quality, buff coloured, glazed stoneware jug, with a rear loop handle, a pouring lip and a coffee brown glazed top and base and a reeded trim. The front is transfer printed in upper cased Art Nouveau type style, around a cameo of Gladstone and the text details: 'England's Great Commoner, William Ewart Gladstone' and 'Effort, Honest Reflective Action, Manful, Humble upon Character, Effort - Suceeds better than by it's Sucess'. Impressed to the underside 'Doulton Lambeth England' and '4200'. A superb commemorative jug, issued in 1898 by Doulton on the death of Gladstone. In perfect condition. 7.5" tall, 4.5" wide and 6.5" front to back including handle. 
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Price: 230.00


Doulton Gladstone Jug   CC65



Large Brass Medallion CC47
Large Brass Medallion CC47
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, cast brass side view of a gentleman's head in relief mounted on a heavy circular cast brass wall plaque. The reverse of the plaque has a screwhead slot for wall hanging and shows an old repair. The gentleman is unknown to us, we would be pleased to know of him if you do. Has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Backplate 11" x 0.5" and total 1" front to back.  
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Price: 115.00


Stained Pine Collectors Cabinet CC4
Original, quality 1920's small stained pine four drawer collectors cabinet, each with two turned wooden knobs, old paper lining on cork base and a slide out glazed top. Would benefit from relining the drawer interiors otherwise all is complete and in good and working order and in the original finish. 12" tall x 13" wide top and 7.75" front to back. 
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Price: 165.00


Stained Pine Collectors Cabinet CC4



Copper Coaching Horn CH4
Copper Coaching Horn CH4
Original, quality circa 1900, copper coaching horn with a brass top neck section and mouthpiece, a rolled over rim to the flared end and engraved with the trumpet "trademark" for "Boosey & Co makers 295 Regent St London" Boosey & Co were at this address between 1874 and 1930 and "40080". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 36.5" long and flared end 3.5" diam. 
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Price: 300.00


Patent Carpet Stretcher CS2
Original, quality, 19th century, carpet stretcher in wrought iron and cast iron, with the original turned fruitwood handle and brass ferrule. The cast iron arm to the base spikes is embossed with US patent details "Pat June 13.1876". Much of the original black paint finish has remained and all is complete and in good order. An early carpet stretcher, the first we have seen of this model. Folded 13" x 4.75" + 2.5". 
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Price: 145.00


Patent Carpet Stretcher   CS2



Glass Dome on Plinth D9
Glass Dome on Plinth D9
Original, quality, late 19th century, fine glass cylindrical dome, with a replacement oak plinth made to suit, copied from an original. The plinth is painted black and has three bun feet beneath. All is complete and in good order. Plinth 7.75" diameter x 1.25", dome 16.75" tall x 6", total height 17.5". Others similar may well be available. 
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Price: 85.00


Steel Dog Collar DC20
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron dog collar of a good size. This example has two double rows of shaped links with a brass mounted nameplate between and adjustable and lockable joining plates with a old key altered to suit. The wrought iron curved plates are all punch engraved with detail and the inset brass nameplate details a name in script but very faint and "Woodside Nr Leeds". A fabulous dog collar. Complete and in good and working order. Total length 21" x 1.25".  
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Price: 485.00


Steel Dog Collar DC20



Brightglow Electric Bedwarmer EF3
Brightglow Electric Bedwarmer EF3
Original, quality, circa 1910/1920's, electric heater/bedwarmer. This heavy circular copper heater has an aperture with two pins to take an electric kettle type adaptor to plug in and heat up. Impressed to the top and underside "Brightglow Electric Heater", "Disconnect Before Placing in Bed, Heat 5 Minutes Only", "Registration Applied For" and "200/250v". The top surface has been polished and lacquered, but the underside still retains the original finish. Sadly the plug and adaptor are long gone. All is in super condition otherwise, but not suitable for use. 9.5" diameter x 2.25" tall. 
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Price: 34.00


Eel Spear ES10
Original, quality, late 18th or early 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron eel spear. These were originally fitted to 20 foot and longer wooden shafts and used to catch eels in the sand from bridges over the river. A great example, cleaned and lacquered, complete and in good and working order. 23.5" long x 8.5" and 1.75". 
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Price: 265.00


Eel Spear ES10



Miniature Brass Fender F112
Miniature Brass Fender F112
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order. 7.5" widest x 1.25" high and 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 23.00


Miniature Brass Fender F111
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order. 6.25" widest x 1.25" high and 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 23.00


Miniature Brass Fender F111



Miniature Brass Fender F110
Miniature Brass Fender F110
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order. 9.5" widest x 1.25" high and 5.25" front to back. 
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Price: 34.00


Silver Plated Wine Funnel F15
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, silver plated on copper, two piece wine funnel. The top has a rope twist decoration to the rim and finger grip and the spout has a curve and three ribs. Some rubbing to the plating showing the copper bleeding through, otherwise complete and in good and working order. 3.75" widest x 5.5" total length. 
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Price: 85.00


Silver Plated Wine Funnel   F15



Miniature Cast Iron Firegrate FG7
Miniature Cast Iron Firegrate FG7
Original, quality 1940's/50's, manufacturer's sample or exhibition model of a three piece cast iron fire front and grate, in a good proportioned, scaled down size. The front bars and ash curfew to the front in cast iron are enamelled in a bronzed finish, and the cast iron base grills on four legs has been cleaned and lacquered. A great item, the first we have seen in this style. 5.75" wide, 3.5" tall x 4.25" front to back.  
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Price: 115.00


Silver Folding Pen / Fruit Knife FK73
Original, quality 1920's folding pocket knife with hallmarked silver side covers and three blades. One blade in hallmarked silver is for soft fruit, one short and narrow steel blade is for cutting quills for writing pens and the other longer steel blade is for standard use. One silver side cover is engraved with the initials 'P.H.' in script for a previous owner and all is complete and in good and working order. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. All the blades are good and tight and all is complete and in good and working order. Closed 3.5" x 0.5" x 0.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Silver Folding Pen / Fruit Knife FK73



Pearlware Flowerbed Labels, 3 available   G23
Pearlware Flowerbed Labels, 3 available G23
Original, quality, large, unused Staffordshire pearlware ceramic, garden or greenhouse flowerbed label, with a scallop shell design to the top, a central square panel and a pointed end, with three countersunk screw holes. For pushing into the ground or screwing to a wooden border surround. The reverse has a super clear impressed registration lozenge mark for the year 1878 and the retailer or maker's name "G. A. Stubbs Warwick". All are complete and in superb order, with the odd minor stain, but no chips or cracks and much, much larger than you think. 12.25" x 5.25" + 0.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 135.00


Shorts Gas Leak Indicator G3
Original, quality 1920's cylindrical brass instrument in the original thick leather protective case and cover, with a glazed cover to the dial. The face is detailed to register "percentage coal gas in the air" and "all gas". Also the manufacturer "Short & Mason Ltd London E17". Appears complete and in the unpolished brass colour. Total including leather case 5.5" tall and 3.25" diam. 
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Price: 125.00


Shorts Gas Leak Indicator G3



Milliners Hat Block  HB1
Milliners Hat Block HB1
Original, quality late 19th century milliner's hat block in two sections with the head block turned in sycamore and the pedestal in elm. Both the woods have super grain and colour. Refinished and complete and in good and working order. A super example. 10.5" tall and 7.5" x 5.5". 
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Price: 185.00


Hat Pin Stand HPS1
Original, quality 1920's, novelty shaped brass hat pin stand in the form of a mini umbrella stand. This super clean example has four stems above the plinth with a sliding drawer beneath and a brass grill to the top. The padded faded velvet cushion to the base for the points of the hat pins is the original and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Probably continental and the first we have seen 5.5" tall x base 5.25" x 2.5".  
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Price: 230.00


Hat Pin Stand HPS1



Curling Stone Inkwell   IW65
Curling Stone Inkwell IW65
Original, quality 1920's, ceramic inkwell in the form of a granite curling stone, with a flecked finish and a hinged brass lid with the 'curling stone' handle attached. A realistic scaled down copy of the real thing, complete and in good order. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 2.5" diameter x 2.25" tall.  
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Price: 115.00


Set of 3 Jugs with Insignia of the Order of the Bath J121
Set of three 1920's graduated, matching white ceramic jugs, with decorative handles and all decorated in colour with insignia and crowns relating to the "Order of the Bath", the undersides are printed as such. All are perfect and are the first we have seen. Approx 9", 8" and 7" tall. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 115.00


Set of 3 Jugs with Insignia of the Order of the Bath J121



Keswick Jug J120
Keswick Jug J120
Original, quality 1920's two pint sized ceramic jug, with a pouring lip and side handle, all in a wood grained lustre finish, with a black and white cameo view to each side. "Derwentwater from Castle Hill Keswick" and "Derwentwater Keswick". The underside is also detailed for the retailer "David Rudd glass and china merchant Penrith and Keswick". Not a chip or crack in sight and complete and in good order. 6.75" tall, 4.25" base diam and 6" front to back including handle and lip.  
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Price: 65.00


Hatters Iron for Felt Decoration L209
Original, quality 1920's two piece iron for pressing out leaves in felt for ladies hat decoration. This super example has cast iron leaf shaped iron, stamped for the maker "W. Bice" and mounted on the original turned beech handle, with a brass ferrule and the cast brass female part of the pressing mould, all with a super detail. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 8" long x 1.75" x 1.5". 
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Price: 135.00


Hatters Iron for Felt Decoration L209



Brass Letter Opener LO16
Brass Letter Opener LO16
Original, quality 1920's brass letter opener in the oriental style, with engraved detail to the blade and embossed to the handle to both sides, with the mark of a god, with antlers on its head and with floral detail above. 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. 12" x 1.25" x 0.5". 
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Price: 165.00


Gerrard Model of an Ear M120
Original, quality, post war, composition study example of the human ear. This superbly coloured medical study is well detailed and mounted on the original blue finished plywood plinth, with a transfer for the manufacturer / supplier "T.Gerrard & Co Ltd, London NI + Angmering, Sussex". Some scuffs to the edges of the plinth, otherwise complete and in good order. Plinth 13" x 5.75" and 7.5" total height. 
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Price: 300.00


Gerrard Model of an Ear M120



Copper Ale Tankard M20
Copper Ale Tankard M20
Original, quality late 19th century half pint size copper ale tankard, with a rolled over top, base rim and a cast brass handle to the side. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A matching Quart sized tankard may well be available ref code M19. Complete and in good and working order. 4" tall, 3" top diam and 3.25" base and 4.5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Copper Ale Tankard M19
Original, quality late 19th century Quart size copper ale tankard, with a rolled over top, base rim and a cast brass handle to the side. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A matching half pint sized tankard may well be available ref code M20. Complete and in good and working order. 6" tall, 4" top diam and 4.5" base and 6.5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 115.00


Copper Ale Tankard M19



Celluloid Framed Magnifying Glass MG18
Celluloid Framed Magnifying Glass MG18
Original quality 1920's magnifying glass with simulated tortoiseshell, celluloid frame and handle with brass mounts. One scratch to the lens otherwise complete and in good and working order. Lens 2.75" diam and total 6.5" x 3.25". 
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Price: 56.00


Nickel Mounted Magnifying Glass MG17
Original, quality 1920's nickel framed magnify glass with a turned wooden handle, plain and simple but very clean and very useful. Complete and in good and working order. Frame 3.75" diam x 0.5" and total length 8.5". 
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Price: 85.00


Nickel Mounted Magnifying Glass MG17



Horn Mounted Magnifying Glass MG13
Horn Mounted Magnifying Glass MG13
Original, quality 1920's rectangular framed magnifying glass with a cow horn frame and hand grip and a nickel joining mount. A superb example, the first we have seen and in good and clean condition. Frame 4.25" x 3" x 0.75". Total length 7.25". 
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Price: 135.00


Bronze Mantel Ornament of Ship MO46
Original, quality late 19th century brass or bronze mantel ornament in the original patina finish. This super example depicts a warship on the waves and the front of the plinth is detailed "Trafalgar" in upper cased text. Washed and waxed and complete and in good order. Plinth 5.25" x 1.5. Total 5.75" x 2" and 5.5" tall.  
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Price: 85.00


Bronze Mantel Ornament of Ship MO46



Napoleon Brass Mantel Ornament MO45
Napoleon Brass Mantel Ornament MO45
Original, quality late 19th century small cast brass mantel ornament depicting "Napoleon Bonaparte" on a pedestal. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4.25" tall, plinth 3.5" x 1.25".  
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Price: 85.00


Mauchline Ware Box MW5
Original, quality, small rectangular shaped sycamore box circa 1900 with a hinged lid with a front clasp and a Mauchline Ware transfer decoration to the cushioned top depicting and entitled "Carpet Garden Eastbourne". Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Mauchline Ware Box MW5



Mauchline Ware Crochet Needle Case MW4
Mauchline Ware Crochet Needle Case MW4
Original quality, turned limewood, two piece tube, circa 1900, to hold long steel crochet / knitting needles (with five needles included) decorated with a transfer picture of a scene of houses titled 'Grange'. This tube has a clever slot to the longest section to ease the insertion of the steel needles. All is complete and in good order. 9.75" x 0.75". 
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Price: 45.00


Early Brass Oil Can OC39
Original, quality early 19th century or perhaps a little older, all brass oil can in the original unpolished green finish. This super example has a cylindrical body on four ball feet with a circular screw off filler cap to the top, a long tapered and curved spout to the front and a circular rope twist handle with finger rests top and bottom. This is the first we have seen and all is complete and in good and working order. 16" long, 3" wide and 5" tallest.  
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Price: 585.00


Early Brass Oil Can OC39



Pair of Wesleyan Sunday School Plates P15
Pair of Wesleyan Sunday School Plates P15
Pair of original quality, late 19th century plates. One dinner size and one tea, both with a transfer to the top of the rim in orange for 'Wesleyan Sunday School, Crow Edge' within a ribbon banner. Both plates also have a gilt line close to the outer edge and a transfer maker's mark to the reverse for 'The Ceramic Art Co Ltd'. The tea plate is a little stained but otherwise they are both complete and in good order. Larger plate 9.75" x 1" and small plate 7" x 0.75".  
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Price: 30.00


Sealed Tin of Ripolin Paint P10
Original, quality pre-war un-opened half gallon (4 pint) size tin of "Ripolin" white paint with the original paper labels, tin seal and ceramic lid. The paper labels are a little damaged but generally the colour and overall condition otherwise is very good. Attractive labels and directions for use. 7" tall and 5.5" diam. 
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Price: 85.00


Sealed Tin of Ripolin Paint P10



Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3
Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3
Original, quality, pre-war, tin of "Brolac" paint, un-opened, with contents and labels to the outside. The tin has most of the original outer pale brown paint to the body and cap and green to the shoulders and neck. In super condition. 5" tall x 2.75" diameter. 
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Price: 23.00


1877 Horn Beaker P4
Original, quality, late 19th century, tapered cowhorn beaker with a glass bottom and mounted to the front with a shield shaped silver or silver plated plaque detailed "B.R.N.A.V.", "Cutter's Race, Gunner, R Murray 1877" This was a trophy / prize awarded in 1877. Although the top is a little oval in shape all is complete and in super condition. 5" tall, 3.5" top diameter, 2.25" base diameter.  
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Price: 135.00


1877 Horn Beaker   P4



Gilt Metal Posy Holder PH1
Gilt Metal Posy Holder PH1
Original, quality gilt metal hand held posy holder circa 1900, for dress wear or occasions such as a wedding. This super example has a very detailed basket, a chased handle and the original, finger safety chain all in the original gilt finish. Shows very little signs if wear of any and is complete and in good and working order. 6.25" long plus the chain and 2" widest.  
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Price: 145.00


Glass Rolling Pin with Coin RP7
Original, quality 1920's freeblown clear/green glass rolling pin with knop ends and, cleverly, a silver 3d piece dated '1912', inserted in the hollow tube part during the blowing and cooling process. Complete and in good and working order. 17" x 2.75". 
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Price: 56.00


Glass Rolling Pin with Coin RP7



Jewellers Brass Ring Gauge RS1
Jewellers Brass Ring Gauge RS1
Original, quality 1920's tapered brass gauge for wedding rings and others. This example is calibrated from size 1 to size 26 and has embossed detail to the top circular flat grip for the wedding ring supplier " Fitter Forbes and Co, Hockley Hill, Birmingham " and " We Supply Wedding rings on approval ". 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. 8" x 1.75" x 0.75".  
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Price: 115.00


Brass Coin Detector S259
Original, quality, brass plate, with slots for nine different sized coins patented in 1853. This brass plate was fitted onto the shop counter. Its purpose was to test coins for counterfeits, a coin was placed in the relative slot and if correct in weight and size, it depressed the rocker balance below the slot and fell into the drawer below, faulty coins would not go through the slot or stayed in the slot. The slots on this example, each with its own rocker balance, are marked "Sixpence, Fourpence, Threepence, Half Sovereign. Sovereign, Shilling, Florin, Half Crown and Crown". The brass top plate has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual coin scale / detector, complete and in good and working order. Brass face 6" x 4" and max 1" tall including mechanism. 
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Price: 300.00


Brass Coin Detector S259



Pair of Wilkinsons Tailors Shears S21
Pair of Wilkinsons Tailors Shears S21
Original, quality, pair of circa 1900, Steel Tailors Shears with large brass locking nuts. One side of the nuts is impressed "Wilkinson & Son Sheffield" for the manufacturer and the blades are stamped "Wilkinsons Improved Lined Blades". A superb quality pair of shears, very usable and complete. 14" x 4" x 1.75". 
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Price: 156.00


Pair of Wilkinsons Tailors Shears S20
Original, quality, pair of circa 1900, Steel Tailors Shears with much of the original black paintwork to the grips and large brass locking nuts. One side of the nuts is impressed "Wilkinson & Son Sheffield" for the manufacturer and the blades are stamped "Wilkinsons Lined Blades". A superb quality pair of shears very usable and complete. 15.5" x 4" x 2.25". 
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Price: 175.00


Pair of Wilkinsons Tailors Shears S20



J.Wiss Tailors Shears S19
J.Wiss Tailors Shears S19
Original, quality late 19th century superb steel tailors shears with much of the original black paintwork to the grips and large brass locking nuts. One side of the nuts is impressed "J. Wiss & Sons New Jersey USA" and the other "Patent applied for House Bros Brewer St.". The upper blade is also marked for the maker "Wiss". A good working and comfortable pair of shears. 13.75" x 4" x 1.5".  
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Price: 135.00


Tailors Shears S16
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb steel tailors shears with much of the original black paintwork to the handles and with brass locking nuts. One side of the nut is impressed "? Inventor Newark N. Jersey USA" and all is complete and in good and working order, a super pair of shears, very comfortable to hold and work. 14.5" x 4" and 1.75".  
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Price: 135.00


Tailors Shears S16



3 Matching Framed Religious Embroideries S1
3 Matching Framed Religious Embroideries S1
Three original, quality 1920's matching framed and glazed religious embroideries in sampler fashion, all in the original oak frames and card mounts detailing "The Lord is my Shepherd", "Watch and Pray" and "I will give thee a crown of life". All very clean and original with no chips or scuffs to the frames and complete. One with the original paper trade label to the reverse for "E. Chadwick of Preston". Two 24.5" x 18.5" x 0.75". One 15.5" x 30.5". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 145.00


Gentlemans Toilet Set SB41
Original, quality, early 19th century, gentleman's tin travelling toilet box, fitted to the interior with a lift out tray and many accessories comprising a blue and white ceramic toothbrush / razor tray, three shaped cannisters, one containing a circular creampot with a lid in blue and white ceramic and one clear glass bottle, these are all original to this kit. The interior is in the original green paint and the exterior in black japanned has retained the floral decoration and gold coachlining. All is complete and in good and working order, with lock and key. Tin box 9.75" x 6.5" + 3.5".  
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Price: 230.00


Gentlemans Toilet Set SB41



Copper Box SB10
Copper Box SB10
Original, quality mid 19th century rectangular shaped flat copper box, perhaps a large tobacco or snuff box. This super example, originally Sheffield plated, has a hinged lid and a rope twist beading all round to the top and bottom of the main box. The top is mounted with a Georgian coin, the underside is impressed silver on copper, and the remains of the Sheffield plate can still be seen to the inside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 5" x 3.25" x 1.25."  
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Price: 125.00


Copper Snuff Box SB9
Original, quality early 19th century copper snuff box originally Sheffield plated. This example has a serpentine form to each of the four sides, a bead to the top and bottom edges, a hinged lid and a very worn Georgian coin inset to the top. The remains of the silver plate can be seen on the inside but all has worn off the exterior. All ispolished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 3" x 2" x 1". 
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Price: 115.00


Copper Snuff Box SB9



Cowhorn Snuff Box SB1
Cowhorn Snuff Box SB1
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped snuff box with a press on tight fitting lid with a brass ring pull mount. This example fashioned using a steamed and shaped cowhorn section, polishes up to a super finish. The brass was been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 1.75" tall with ring down flat and body 2.75" long x 1.25". 
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Price: 56.00


R. Timmins Curling Tongs SB6
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, blacksmith wrought, hair curling tongs. Stamped for the maker R. Timmins & Sons. Complete and in good order. 11". 
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Price: 56.00


R. Timmins Curling Tongs SB6



Copper Snuff Box SB4
Copper Snuff Box SB4
Original, quality, early 19th Century, copper snuff box with a 3/4 hinged lid, a serpentine shaped front, beading to the top and bottom rims and an inset Georgian coin to the top of the lid. This was originally Sheffield plated, but only the plate to the inside remains. A few stain marks to the interior, otherwise all is complete and in good order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. 3" x 1" and 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 85.00


Ladies Leg Brass Shoehorn SH18
Original, quality superb sheet brass shoehorn circa 1900 in the form of a lady's leg circa 1900. This example has scratch engraving of the shoe, garter and knickerbockers in good detail. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 7" x 2" x 0.25".  
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Price: 115.00


Ladies Leg Brass Shoehorn SH18



Brass Skirt Lifter SL12
Brass Skirt Lifter SL12
Original, quality late 1920's brass skirt lifter. These were worn by the housekeeper or the lady of the house on a cord around the waist to hold up the front of their long skirts when ascending the stairs when carrying a tray or similar. The hanging sprung clip would hold up the skirt 6" or so to prevent the leading foot treading on the skirt, thus preventing a trip. A very clever and useful gadget. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4.5" x 1" x 1". 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Skirt Lifter SL11
Original, quality late 19th century brass skirt lifter. These were worn by the housekeeper or the lady of the house on a cord around the waist to hold up the front of their long skirts when ascending the stairs when carrying a tray or similar. The hanging sprung clip would hold up the skirt 6" or so to prevent the leading foot treading on the skirt, thus preventing a trip. A very clever and useful gadget. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 5" x 2" x 0.75" front to back. 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Skirt Lifter SL11



Surprise Patent Skirt Lifter  SL10
Surprise Patent Skirt Lifter SL10
Original, quality, late 19th centry nickel plated on brass patent Skirt lifter. This example is impressed "Surprise and "Patent" and has retained the lenth of original looped belt cord. These were worn by housekeepers or the lady of the house on a cord around the waist, to hold up the front of their long skirts when ascending stairs when carrying a tray or similar. The hanging sprung clip would hold up the skirt six inches or so to prevent the leading foot treading on the skirt: thus preventing a trip. A very sensible and useful gadget. Complete and in good and working order. Liften 4" x 2" Plus 37" cord.  
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Price: 135.00


Brass Skirt Lifter SL8
Original, quality, late 19th century, brass skirt lifter. This example is impressed "Surprise" to both sides and also with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1852. These were worn by housekeepers or the lady of the house on a cord around the waist. to hold up the front of their long skirts when ascending stairs whilst carrying a tray or similar. The hanging sprung clip would hold up the skirt six inches or so to prevent the leading foot rising up the stairs from treading on the skirt; thus preventing a trip. A very sensible and useful gadget. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" x 1.5" and 0.75". 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Skirt Lifter   SL8



Skirt Lifter   SL6
Skirt Lifter SL6
Original, quality 1920's, nickel plated on brass skirt lifter, with a hook for the belt. These were worn by housekeepers or the lady of the house to hold up the front of their long skirts when ascending stairs whilst carrying a tray or similar. The hanging sprung clip would hold up the skirt six inches or so to prevent the leading foot rising up the stairs from treading on the skirt; thus preventing a trip. A very sensible and useful gadget. Complete and in good and working order. 7" long including belt hook x 0.75" wide. 
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Price: 85.00


Cut Glass Spirit Barrel SF6
Original, quality, late 19th century, barrel shaped clear glass spirit dispenser, with cut glass decoration to the front, a bottom hole for the tap and a lift off lid to the top. The front is engraved and gilded "Pale Cognac" and "Page and Sons", the lid is old, but not the original, all is otherwise original and in good order. These dispensers were used on the bar backs in pubs and hotels. Not a common find today and this is a good example. 15" tall with lid, 11" without + 8" widest.  
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Price: 230.00


Cut Glass Spirit Barrel   SF6



Tin Stomach Warmer SW3
Tin Stomach Warmer SW3
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb very thin and curved oval shaped hot water filled warmer, in tin, with a brass label, screw off cap and a folding flat wire loop handle. This incredible warmer has just one minor dent, otherwise all is in mint condition. The pressed brass oval maker's plate is detailed "Michael Wright, Hydropathic Appliance and Bath Manf Co, Matlock Bank" All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 8.25" x 6.5" and 2.25" front to back.  
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Price: 185.00


Copper Stomach Warmer SW2
Original, quality, late 19th century, curved and flat copper hot water filled warmer, with a screw off brass cap, two side loops and a pressed brass label with instructons for use. These were tied around the waist under ones clothing using a ribbon or bandage to ease stomach pains. Some minor dents, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 10" x 7.5" and 2.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Copper Stomach Warmer SW2



The Avecta Trouser Press T4
The Avecta Trouser Press T4
Pair of original quality wooden, folding, patent trouser pressers and straighteners, circa 1900, with shaped, plated on steel, decorative hinges. Impressed marks to both 'The Avecta Trouser Presser & Straightener. Patent Applied For'. The two pieces are linked together with a strong cord and the wood could well be lime? Complete and in good order. Each, folded: 15" x 2.5" x 0.75". 
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Price: 36.00


Co-op Milk Tokens, several available T3
Original, quality 1920's, triangular shaped Co-op milk tokens in aluminium. Both sides are detailed "Long Buckby Co-op soc Limited" and "1/2 pint milk". 1" x 1". Price is for each. 
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Price: 6.00


Co-op Milk Tokens, several available T3



Co-op Bread Tokens, several available T2
Co-op Bread Tokens, several available T2
Original, quality, 1920's, oval shaped aluminium bread token detailed on both sides 'Northampton Co-operative Society Ltd', 'Bread' and 'Ardill Leeds' in tiny print for the maker. All are complete and in good order. 1.25" x 1". Price is for each. If ordering on-line please state if polished or un-polished is required. Other identical tokens in brass may also be available reference number T1. 
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Price: 10.00


Co-op Bread Tokens, several available T1
Original, quality, 1920's, oval shaped pink brass bread token detailed on both sides 'Northampton Co-operative Society Ltd', 'Bread' and 'Ardill Leeds' in tiny print for the maker. All are complete and in good order. 1.25" x 7/8". Price is for each. If ordering on-line please state if polished or un-polished is required. Other identical tokens in aluminium may also be available reference number T2. 
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Price: 12.00


Co-op Bread Tokens, several available T1



5 Piece Picquot Ware Tea Set TP20
5 Piece Picquot Ware Tea Set TP20
Original, quality 1960's cast aluminium tea set comprising coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug with the original matching tray. The teapot, coffee pot and tray all have polished wooden mounts and the tray is in aluminium framed Formica with a wood grain finish. The underside of the four pots are impressed "Picquot Ware J6" and "Made in England" and all is in super condition and ready for use. Tray 17" x 11" x 2". Coffee pot 7.5" tall. Jug 3.5" tall. Sugar bowl 2.25" tall. Teapot 5" tall. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 135.00


Clip on Tea Strainer TP15
Original, quality 1920's, patent nickel tea strainer, with an adjustable bowl and an expanding spring clip fitting for attaching to the spout. Will not fit all spout sizes, but most standard sizes. The hinged bracket is moved to suit the angle and to ensure the tea poured from the spout is directed into the strainer bowl. Complete and in good and working order. Bowl 1.5" x 1.5", total 4" long including clip.  
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Price: 125.00


Clip on Tea Strainer TP15



Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
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


Barristers Wig and Box WB3
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped tin Barrister's / Judge's Wig box complete with the wig. This tin is in super condition with a black japanned finish and gold line decoration to the outside and a hasp to the front. The top is detailed for the previous owner "M.F.C Fitzgerald Esq" and the inner surface of the lid has a transfer label for the makers "Ede & Ravenscroft Law Wig & Robe makers 93/4 Chancery Lane London". Some minor scuffs to the box, otherwise all is complete and in good order and the wig appears complete and wearable if required. 10.25" x 7.5" and 4" tall.  
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Price: 230.00


Barristers Wig and Box WB3



Barristers Wig and Box WB2
Barristers Wig and Box WB2
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped tin Barrister's / Judge's Wig box complete with the wig. This tin is in super condition with a black japanned finish and gold line decoration to the outside and a hasp to the front. The top is detailed for the previous owner "Maxine J. Sugden" and the inner surface of the lid has a transfer label for the makers "Ede & Ravenscroft Law Wig & Robe makers 93/4 Chancery Lane London". Some minor scuffs to the box and one small dent to one end, otherwise all is complete and in good order and the wig appears complete and wearable if required. 10.25" x 7.5" and 4" tall. 
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Price: 230.00

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