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Advertising Glass Ashtray A177
Advertising Glass Ashtray A177
Original, quality 1950's / 60's clear glass rectangular, cushion shaped ashtray with gold coloured detail for "Edmunds Walker & Co Ltd" ( Automobile Component Specialists ) with "branches throughout the country" and the centre has the logo "EW & Co Ltd". Complete and in good order.

5" x 3.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Schweppes Brass Ashtray, 2 available A169
Original, quality 1920's / 30's circular pressed brass ashtray with three cigarette rests and embossed to the border "Schweppes" advertising the soft drinks manufacturer. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Schweppes Brass Ashtray, 2 available A169



Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes Ashtray A162
Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes Ashtray A162
Original, quality 1920's pressed steel oval shaped ashtray with four cigarette rests, a hammered finish and embossed with "Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

6" x 4.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Ushers Brewery Brass Ashtray A161
Original, quality 1920's square pressed brass ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and "Ushers" impressed to each side. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.75" square x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Ushers Brewery Brass Ashtray A161



Pearsons Sheep Dip Ashtray A147
Pearsons Sheep Dip Ashtray A147
Original, quality 1920's / 30's white circular ceramic ashtray with three cigarette rests, a coloured transfer print of a sheep to the centre and "Pearsons Sheep Dip & Bloom Dip" around the edges. The underside is detailed "Couldon England" for the maker of the ashtray and "Pearsons Antiseptic Co Ltd London & Hill". All is complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 95.00


Welsbach Gas Mantle Advert Ashtray A136
Original, quality 1920's superb square copper ashtray with a cast aluminium standing lighthouse to the centre. Each corner of the ashtray has cigarette rests and the sides are embossed "Welsbach Mantles" and alternately "A Welsbach House is always a lighthouse". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The first we have seen and complete and in good order.

4.75" tall.

4.5" square base.

 
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Price: 185.00


Welsbach Gas Mantle Advert Ashtray A136



Philips Lamps Brass Ashtray A135
Philips Lamps Brass Ashtray A135
Original, quality pre-war circular pressed brass, deep ashtray, embossed with advertising for "Philips Lamps" and with four cigarette rests. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

7.5" diam.

1.25" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Suttons Seeds Advertising Ashtray A134
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped moulded glass ashtray with six cigarette grooves and etched each side "Sutton's Seeds". The base has a coloured pictorial of red chrysanthemums. Complete and in good order.

5.75" x 4.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 75.00


Suttons Seeds Advertising Ashtray A134



Wills Capstan Advert Mirror A120
Wills Capstan Advert Mirror A120
Original, quality 1930's / 40's small oak framed vertical rectangular shaped, advertising mirror detailing "Wills Capstan Navy Cut Cigarettes". Some blemishes to the silver on the back of the mirror, but still a good small advertising mirror in good order otherwise.

15.5" x 11.5" exterior.

Visible mirror 9.75" x 13.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Arkells Brass Ashtray A69
Original, quality pre-war square brass ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and impressed "Arkells" the brewers. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 4.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Arkells Brass Ashtray A69



Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A68
Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A68
Original, quality 1920's unused circular bakelite ashtray with three cigarette rests and a nickel plated mount to the centre detailing "King of the Road" the Lucas Lion logo and "Lucas Service". The underside is embossed "Moulded in our own works". Complete and in good order. Another matching but differing ashtray may well be available ref code: A52.

4.75" x 7/8" x 4.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Olivewood Ashtray 1955 A64
Original, quality turned olivewood circular ashtray with a central mounted "Moet Chandon" Champagne Cork. The front is mounted with a silver plaque engraved "Golden Orfe Launched April 6th 1955". Complete and in good order.

6.5" diam x 3" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


Olivewood Ashtray 1955 A64



Brass Corona Ashtray A63
Brass Corona Ashtray A63
Original, quality pre-war small circular brass ashtray with a dished base, four cigarette rests and embossed "Corona family drinks". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

3" diam x 0.5" tall.

 
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Price: 38.00


Golden Virginia Tobacco Ashtray A62
Original, quality 1950's / 60's ceramic ashtray with white and black text on lime green colour. This clean example is detailed "Golden Virginia hand rolling tobacco". Complete and in good and working order.

4.75" x 4.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 34.00


Golden Virginia Tobacco Ashtray A62



Betterwear Advert Ashtray A61
Betterwear Advert Ashtray A61
Original, quality pressed tin square ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and embossed details to the centre of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to commemorate the coronation in 1937 and around the rim for "Betterwear Mops, Polishes & Brushes". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4" x 4" x 0.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52
Original, quality 1920's unused circular bakelite ashtray with three cigarette rests and a nickel plated mount to the centre detailing "King of the Road" and the Lucas Lion logo. The underside is embossed "Moulded in our own works". This super example really is in mint condition and complete and in good order. Another matching but differing ashtray may well be available ref code: A68.

4.75" diam x 1".

 
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Price: 85.00


Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52



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: 45.00


Brass Cinema Ashtray, 5 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


Brass Cinema Ashtray, 5 available A33



Onyx Cigarette Box CB14
Onyx Cigarette Box CB14
Original, quality 1960's rectangular solid onyx table box for cigarettes. This super example has the original hallmarked silver gilt piano type hinge. The hinge is clearly hallmarked and with "Betjamanns Patent" and "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order with not a blemish in sight.

6 5/8" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 95.00


John Cotton Cigarette Packet CB12
Original, quality pre-war cardboard cigarette box in super condition detailed inside and outside the lid. Complete and in good order.

4.5" x 3" x 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


John Cotton Cigarette Packet CB12



Oak Cigarette Dispenser CB10
Oak Cigarette Dispenser CB10
Original, quality 1920's casket shaped cigarette dispenser with hallmarked silver corner mounts and a shield shape silver mount for engraving. When filled with loose cigarettes lift up the top panel and one cigarette will appear in the groove. Complete and in good and working order.

4" x 3" x 2.5" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


1937 Royal Counties Agricultural Souvenir CC229
Original, quality 1937 nickel plated on brass souvenir ashtray with embossed details "Royal Counties Agricultural Society", "Hackney Horse Society", " To mark The Coronation of His Majesty King George VI", "From Nigel C. Colman M.P. President" and "Reading 1937". Complete and in superb order.

4.5" diam x 0.5" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


1937 Royal Counties Agricultural Souvenir CC229



Nickel Plated Cigar Case CC7
Nickel Plated Cigar Case CC7
Original, quality post-war nickel plated on brass cigar case to hold two large Cuban cigars. Some minor blemishes to the exterior but by the condition of the interior it has not been used. Made to take good care of good cigars ! Complete and in good and working order.

6.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 75.00


Hotel Bar Cigar Cutter CC6
Original, quality 1920's Hotel Counter / Bar top mounted, cigar cutter with a brass press down cutter mounted on the cast iron body with an embossed design of swags and flowers. The body has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and the brass cutter cover is impressed made in England. All has been cleaned or polished and lacquered, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. This is the first we have seen of this model.

Base 7.25" x 3.75".

3" total height with cutter up.

1.5" when cutter down.

 
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Price: 230.00


Hotel Bar Cigar Cutter CC6



Novelty Brass Cigar Cutter CC5
Novelty Brass Cigar Cutter CC5
Original, quality 1920's novelty cigar cutter in the form of a pint bottle of Bass and Co Pale Ale. Twist the ring to the top and the label to the front of the bottle releases to view the 'V' shaped cutting blade. The reverse is stamped "Made in Vienna". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 145.00


Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter CC4
Original, quality 1930's heavy nickel tabletop cigar cutter in the realistic form of a ship's wheel. To operate, the wheel turns and the cutter slides into view on the top aperture and the circular base will unscrew to empty. The wheel is engraved "HMS Repulse 1930 - 31". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.25" tall.

3" wide x 3" front to back.

Base 3" diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter CC4



St Julien Tobacco Glass Change Slope CS3
St Julien Tobacco Glass Change Slope CS3
Original, quality 1920's / 30's moulded glass shop counter "Change Slope". This example is advertising "Ogden's St Julien Tobacco" with pictorial details of packets of "Virginia Blend" and "Empire Blend" at 11d per oz and 9½d per oz. The decoration is bright and clear and detailed to the reverse of the slope and has some damage to the paintwork and detail and the two back corners of the glass have chips, otherwise complete and in good order.

7" x 7.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 95.00


Phillips Tobacco Water Jug J169
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic jug advertising Phillips pipe tobacco. This example was issued for use on pub counters as water jugs for whisky and details "Smoke Phillips Empire pure leaf 7½d per oz" and has a 'John Bull' type character smoking a church warden pipe, on two side panels. The coloured detail has faded in places but is still very clean and all is complete and in good order.

5.25" tall x 3.5" x 5.5" including handle.

 
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Price: 115.00


Phillips Tobacco Water Jug J169



Carlton Ware Match Striker MS62
Carlton Ware Match Striker MS62
Original, quality circa 1900, glazed stoneware matchstriker with a circular base, a "striker" finish to the sides, a glazed white recess to the top for matches and transfer detailed "Club Matches". The underside is detailed for the manufacturer 'Carlton Ware' and "With Bryant & May's Compliments". Complete and in good order.

2.75" tall.

Base 4" diam.

 
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Price: 115.00


Silver Mounted Glass Match Striker MS61
Original, quality 1920's clear glass matchstriker of small proportions with a hallmarked silver rim to the top. This spherical shaped example has the normal ribbed sides to the sphere for striking and is integral to the clear glass saucer shaped. No chips or blemishes and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen.

2" tall.

Base 2.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


Silver Mounted Glass Match Striker MS61



Caley's Mineral Water Matchstriker MS60
Caley's Mineral Water Matchstriker MS60
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic matchstriker with two tone blue decoration and black transfer advertising "Caley's Table Waters" to both sides, "By Royal Warrant to H.R.H The King" at one end and "by Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales" at the other. The square shaped centrepiece has a striker surface on each side and an illustration of a female in a toga back and front. One minuscule chip to one end, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Appears unused and the first we have seen.

5" tall.

6" x 5".

 
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Price: 350.00


Silver Mounted Glass Matchstriker MS59
Original, quality circa 1900, spherical shaped ribbed glass matchstriker with a hallmarked silver top and a polished underside. The silver mount is detailed with the hallmark and for the maker "C. Vickery, to the Queen 131 & 133 Regent St. W." (London). Complete and in good and working order.

2.75" x 2.75" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 135.00


Silver Mounted Glass Matchstriker MS59



Advertising Stoneware Matchstriker MS57
Advertising Stoneware Matchstriker MS57
Original, quality late 19th century green glazed stoneware matchstriker with a saucer base to take the spent matches and a top facility to hold the matches upright with a striking outside surface. Most of all, this example has an applied glazed slab impressed for "William Gibson Glass & China Merchant Ashton-Under-Lyne". The underside is impressed "Leadless Glaze" and for the manufacturer "Lovatt Langley Mill England". All is complete and in good and working order.

3" tall.

4.25" diam.

 
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Price: 125.00


Doulton Silver Mounted Matchstriker MS56
Original, quality 1920's spherical shaped Doulton stoneware matchstriker with a motto to the front "shew us a light", some applied ceramic decoration and a silver rim to the top. The underside is impressed "3051" and for the maker "Doulton Lambeth England". One minor dent to the hallmarked rim, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

1.75" tall x 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Doulton Silver Mounted Matchstriker MS56



Brass Dairy Can Matchstriker MS55
Brass Dairy Can Matchstriker MS55
Original, quality late 19th century brass matchstriker in the form of a dairy can. This good scaled down example has a brass body and lid, a copper shaped hinge and copper swing handle, a lift out match container and a ribbed underside. 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.

2.5" tall x 2.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 115.00


Lincoln Imp Brass Matchstriker MS53
Original, quality late 19th century heavy cast brass match holder / striker in the detailed form of "The Lincoln Imp" leaning against a fence. The underside is impressed "Lincoln Imp". This item was originally nickel plated, with only a little plating still visible. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.5" tall x 5.25" wide x 5" front to back.

 
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Price: 230.00


Lincoln Imp Brass Matchstriker MS53



Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50
Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50
Original, quality 1920's miniature brass milk churn with a shallow interior, fashioned into a match holder and striker. This super example has a ribbed striking plate to the front and a pair of side handles. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall x base 2.75".

Widest 3.25" including handles.

 
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Price: 65.00


Apollinaris Ceramic Matchstriker MS45
Original, quality 1920s glazed ceramic matchstriker as seen on the pub and shop counters and used with red tipped matches. This example is advertising "Apollinaris" mineral waters and is bright with black text on white with green trims. Detailed to the underside for the manufacturer "E.P. Co. Stoke on Trent England". One chip to the top rim otherwise complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall x 4.75" base diameter.

 
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Price: 65.00


Apollinaris Ceramic Matchstriker MS45



Stones Ginger Wine Matchstriker MS44
Stones Ginger Wine Matchstriker MS44
Original, quality late 19th century circular stoneware bar / countertop matchstriker in a white glazed finish with black text advertising "Stone's Ginger Wine". The underside is printed with a logo of a "Stone Ginger Wine" barrel and "Proprietors, The Finsbury Distillery Co". No chips or cracks and complete and in good order.

4" diam x 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Bryant & Mays Match Holder MS43
Original, quality 1920's black glazed stoneware bar / counter top matchbox holder. This circular example is detailed around the outer surface, "Bryant & Mays", "Brymay", "Safety Matches, British Made". Some letters are rubbed, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

2" tall x 4" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Bryant & Mays Match Holder MS43



Bryant & Mays Match Holder MS42
Bryant & Mays Match Holder MS42
Original, quality 1920's off-white ceramic bar / countertop matchbox holder. This example is cloverleaf shaped and detailed to each leaf "Bryant & Mays Matches". The underside is printed for the maker "Crown Ducal" and "England, British manufactured". Complete and in good and working order.

5" widest x 3" tall.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Pipe Rack PR8
Original, quality late 19th century larger than average brass pipe rack fashioned as a miniature 'five bar gate', with a plinth of brass mounted on a base of laburnum wood. This example has provision for seven pipes of a narrow form, possibly for shorter clay churchwarden pipes ?. The back is also fitted with wall hanging plates. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

8.75" tall x 16".

3.5" front to back at base.

 
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Price: 195.00


Brass Pipe Rack PR8



Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T28
Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T28
Original, quality late 19th century bellied shaped Royal Doulton saltglazed tobacco jar with lid. This very clean two tone glazed example has applied detail of a horse and rider with hounds chasing a stag and several gents smoking and or drinking. Perfect and complete.

5.5" tall.

5" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Ogdens Stoneware Tobacco Jar T27
Original, quality 1920's tobacconist shop, tobacco dispensing jar in glazed stoneware. This example has a blue band to the top and 'Ogdens Impi Twist" for the blend of tobacco to the front and reverse, also "Issued by The Imperial Tobacco Co. ( of Great Britain & Ireland ) Ltd". A short faint hairline crack to the front top and others to the base rim and originally had a tin lid, otherwise complete and in good order.

6.5" tall.

6" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Ogdens Stoneware Tobacco Jar T27



Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T26
Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T26
Original, quality 1920's saltglazed tobacco jar with lid and a hallmarked silver collar to the jar. This example has a two tone glazed colour and applied illustrations of hounds running around the jar and a variety of poses of gents sitting drinking or smoking. The underside is impressed for maker "Doulton Lambeth England". One minuscule chip to the rim of the lid, otherwise complete and in good order.

5" tall x 4.25" widest.

Aperture 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Tobacco Jars T24
Original, quality pair of glazed stoneware tobacco jars circa 1900 / 1920's with lids and brass lock on, screw down seals. This superb pair are Royal Blue to the upper section and a decorated floral design on lime green to the lower. One rubber seal is solid and the other is missing, otherwise all are complete and in good order with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

6" tall and 5.5" widest each.

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Tobacco Jars T24



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


B.D.V. Cigarettes Enamel Sign S366
Original, quality 1920's double sided enamel advertising sign with a side flange to be mounted 'bus stop' fashion. This mint condition sign details "Agents for B.D.V. Cigarettes" to both sides in black on yellow. The flange has four screw holes for mounting. Complete and in good order.

18" x 12" x 1.75" flange

 
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Price: 400.00


B.D.V. Cigarettes Enamel Sign S366



Capstan Cigarettes Enamel Sign S321
Capstan Cigarettes Enamel Sign S321
Original, quality 1920's enamel sign advertising "Capstan medium cigarettes" with a line drawing of a "capstan". This very clean and bright two colour blue enamel sign has ten screw holes for mounting, some minor scratches and some very minor chips to the enamel at the edges, otherwise complete and in good order.

36" x 24". 
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Price: 285.00


Circular Copper Ashtray with London Coat of Arms SA35
Original, quality pre-war circular copper ashtray with a wavy rim as cigarette rests and a super enamelled "London" coat of arms. No chips to the enamel and all polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

4 3/8" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Circular Copper Ashtray with London Coat of Arms SA35



Oak and Fruitwood Smokers Cabinet SA29
Oak and Fruitwood Smokers Cabinet SA29
Original, quality 1920's / 30's smoker's cabinet with the appearance of a miniature two door safe. The pair of oak doors open to reveal three drawers in fruitwood and a double rack capable of holding eight pipes. A useful collector's cabinet in the original finish and in super condition.

12.75" tall x 13.5".

8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Trench Art Shell Case Ashtray SC281
Original, quality chromed shell case base inset to the top with three cigarette rests and a stubbing platform to the centre. The underside is impressed "16mm ARMDC", the war dept broad arrow and '1966' for the year. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed a no extra cost and in good order.

1.75" tall x 3.75" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Trench Art Shell Case Ashtray SC281



Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Original, quality bronze vesta case manufacturer for Huntley & Palmers circa 1890, by Schutz of Vienna, as a promotional item. This is in the form of the Huntley & Palmers 'Albert' biscuit and was originally covered in biscuit coloured paint. Impressed to the front, as in the biscuit 'Huntley & 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: 165.00

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