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Miniature Straw Lidded Basket B1
Miniature Straw Lidded Basket B1
Original, quality 1920's super scaled example of a double lidded picnic basket in split straw, referred to as "French Weave". This example has one hasp loop missing otherwise all is complete and in perfect condition and has the original shop stock price code ticket to the underside. 6.25" tall x 5.5" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


1902 Coronation Tin Cup and Saucer CC150
Original, quality small cup and saucer in transfer printed tin issued to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII. This unusual example, probably issued as a child's size, has printed detail on a blue background, with seven Royal Crowns with the Coronation crown to the centre on the saucer and cameos of King Edward and Queen Alexandra to the front of the cup and two flags on the reverse. Not in mint condition with some minor rubbing to the transfer printing but no dents or damage. Saucer 4" x 0.5", cup 2.25" tall x 3" wide including handle.  
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Price: 85.00


1902 Coronation Tin Cup and Saucer CC150



Miniature Brass Coal Helmet CH97
Miniature Brass Coal Helmet CH97
Original, quality 1920's sheet brass, miniature brass coal helmet with a swing handle over the top, a grip handle to the reverse and copper rivets. A super scaled down miniature but made for decoration only. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 3.25" tall with handle down 5" and up, 3" wide and 3.75" front to back.  
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Price: 56.00


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   F112



Miniature Brass Fender   F111
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 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


Miniature Brass Fender   F110



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: 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


Miniature Smoothing Iron and Trivet L207
Original, quality late 19th century child's toy laundry iron and stand, both in the old black paint and both in cast iron, with a wrought iron handle to the iron. The body of the iron is embossed with 'VR ' and a crown. A good scaled down example, complete and in good order. Stand 3.5" x 1.5" x 0.25" tall and 2" x 1.25" x 1.5" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Miniature Smoothing Iron and Trivet L207



Kenrick Miniature No 2 Flat Iron L194
Kenrick Miniature No 2 Flat Iron L194
Original, quality, late 19th century, small cast iron flat iron, with a tubular steel handgrip. The body is embossed "2" and "AK and Sons" for the manufacturer Archibald Kenrick and Sons of West Bromwich. Cleaned, lacquered and complete and in good order. Sole 3.25" x 2.25" and 2.75" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Siddons Miniature No 2 Iron L133
Original, quality, late 19th Century, superb, tiny, 'No 2' flat iron in cast iron and impressed in the casting 'No 2' and 'J & J Siddons' and to the handle 'Rd No 573' for the year 1884. This delightful miniature iron is in superb order and has been cleaned and lacquered. Sole 2.75" x 1.75", total 2.25" tall and 3" long. 
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Price: 75.00


Siddons Miniature No 2 Iron L133



Brass and Iron Miniature Tally Iron, 2 available L131
Brass and Iron Miniature Tally Iron, 2 available L131
Original, quality, late 19th century, very small, cast brass goffering iron with a wrought iron neck and circular cast iron base. These were used to iron collars and cuffs, and earlier, used to iron ruffs worn around the neck. Lacking the heating poker, but otherwise all is complete and in good order. Base 2 1/8" diameter and 3.5" high. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Cast Iron Money Box MB36
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron money box in the detailed form of a hexagonal conservatory heater. This super example, in the original bronzed finish, has two slots to the top for coins, each detailed 'Bank' in upper cased text and embossed decoration to the six panels. Two panels are pierced with a bird design, and the underside has the registration number for the year 1892. Complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall and base 4" diam.  
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Price: 165.00


Cast Iron Money Box MB36



Brass Dairy Can / Match Holder MS29
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


Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP85
Original, quality 1920's, pressed brass preserve pan with a steel wire swing handle. This example is a scaled down miniature in perfect proportion. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. An unusual item. Top diameter 3.5", height of pan 2" and including swing handle 4.75" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP85



Negretti and Zambra Pocket Compass S14
Negretti and Zambra Pocket Compass S14
Original, quality late 19th century super quality pocket compass in the original unpolished patinated finish. This example has a suspension ring to the case and a glazed inner compass beneath the hinged cover, detailed for the maker "Negretti and Zambra". Complete and in good and working order. Case 1.75" diam x 0.5" front to back and 2.5" total including ring up.

 
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Price: 65.00


Tiny Stoneware Preserve Jar SJ200
Original, quality late 19th century, tiny two tone glazed stoneware preserve jar with a bead decoration to the shoulder. Impressed "2" and "Doulton and Co" and probably sold with a salve ointment or medication. Complete and in good order. 2.75" tall and 2" base diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Tiny Stoneware Preserve Jar SJ200



Cloth Sampling Shears T113
Cloth Sampling Shears T113
Original, quality pair of small late 19th century cast steel cloth sampling shears. Ideal for topairy work Complete and in good and working order. 4.5" x 1.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Cloth Sampling Shears T112
Original, quality pair of small late 19th century cast steel cloth sampling shears. Ideal for topiary work. Complete and in good and working order. 5" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Cloth Sampling Shears T112



Huntley and Palmer Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Huntley and Palmer Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Original, quality 1930's, miniature biscuit tin detailed to the sides and lid for "Huntley and Palmers Dundee Cake" in Royal blue on pale blue. Originally supplied with a mini cake and probably given away at exhibitions ? Some minor rubbing, otherwise complete and in good order. 2.25" diameter x 1.25" tall.  
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Price: 56.00

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