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Teachers Whisky Copper Tray A78
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


Aneroid Barometer B11
Original, quality, late 19th century, wall mounted Aneroid barometer, with a carved oak backmount, a cast brass bezel and a ceramic face. The oak has been refurbished and the brass polished and lacquered. Shows a little crazing here and there and a minor grain split to the oak, otherwise all is in super condition. The face is detailed in black Gothic text all with red capitals. Backboard 9" diameter, total 2.75" front to back, front glass 6" diameter.  
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Price: 135.00


Aneroid Barometer   B11



Desk Barometer   B10
Desk Barometer B10
Original, quality, late 19th century, aneroid desk barometer, with a frame and stand in brass fashioned as a horse shoe, a hunting horn, a riding crop and a pair of whipple trees. The loop shaped stand is hinged to fold flat for storage. The central barometer has a detailed enamelled dial and "Made in Paris". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. A most unusual desk barometer. Dial 3.5", toal 10" tall x 8.5" wide, 3.5" front to back when up + 2.5" folded down. 
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Price: 385.00


Set of 3 Glazed Doulton Stoneware Barrels B3
Three matching original, quality, mid to late 19th century, two tone saltglazed stoneware sherry/spirit barrels, with applied Coats of Arms to the front. Each barrel has six simulated bands, a hole to the bottom front for a tap and a hole for filling to the top. Impressed "2" to the top surface and "Doulton and Watts, Lambeth Pottery, London" for the manufacturer. All these barrels are identical, with only a variation in the colour of the glaze. Two are perfect and the other has a little crazing to the front and to the applied Coat of Arms, although nothing is missing. A great set of barrels, sold together. Each barrel is 12.5" tall, 10" widest, 8" base diameter and 8.5" top diameter. Price is for the set of three. 
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Price: 400.00


Set of 3 Glazed Doulton Stoneware Barrels B3



The Story of Hungerford, 4 available B2
The Story of Hungerford, 4 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


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


Miniature Straw Lidded Basket B1



Librarians Book Grab   BP7
Librarians Book Grab BP7
Original, quality, late 19th century, llibrarian's book grab, used for reaching books from the upper shelves. This example has a mahogany pole with a cast iron lever to one end and brass pincer action grips to the other. The cast brass gripper action is in the original lacquered, unpolished and part gilded finish as is the lower backplate to the lever action. This can be polished back to brass if required. A great book grab, not easy to find today and complete and in good and working order. 49.5" long x 4" + 1.5".  
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Price: 300.00


Folding Cutlery Picnic Set C45
Original, late 19th century, superb quality, leather case, fully lined and fitted, with a pair of flat sided cut glass beakers and a pair of folding spoons, forks and knives. Each set of cutlery slotted into the leather holder will slip easily into the drinking glass. The buff coloured leather carry case has an adjustable strap to the top and is impressed for the original owner "M. C" and "F. C". The handles on the cutlery are in white bleached and polished bone, the knife blade and corkscrew are steel and the top collars, spoon and fork are in nickel. No maker's name to the leather case or the cutlery, but nevertheless a super set, in super condition, appears unused. 6.25" x 4.75" and 1.75" front to back, cutlery 7.25" open, glass 3" x 1.5" and 4" tall. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 500.00


Folding Cutlery Picnic Set C45



Collection/Ballot Box CB1
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


Church Collection Bowl CB1
Original, quality late 19th century copper church collection plate with a long turned wooden handle. This most unusual item, only the second we have seen, is coppersmith made with a fine turned mahogany handle and has all the appearances of a bed warming pan for hot coals, but this is definitely a collecting receptacle for passing down the pews. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 27.5" x 9.5" x 3".  
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Price: 135.00


Church Collection Bowl CB1



Harrods 1911 Coronation Mug CC144
Harrods 1911 Coronation Mug CC144
Original, quality white ceramic mug detailed in colour to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The front has multicoloured cameos of the King and Queen with the Coat of Arms and flags and roses between. The reverse is detailed in sepia "Rulers of an Empire on which the sun never sets, send them Victorious, Happy and Glorious long to Reign over us". The underside has "Harrods Ltd exclusive design Guaranteed all British" and to the inside "Coronation Souvenir 22 June 1911. Not a chip or blemish in sight complete and in good order. 3.5" tall, 3" diam and 4" wide including handle.  
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Price: 56.00


Chatsworth Slate Paperweight CC142
Original, quality mid to late 19th century diamond engraved slate paperweight in the original fitted leather case. The paperweight depicts a view of Chatsworth House and is entitled "Chatsworth" and has a green papered back detailing "Bright and Sons Jewellers, Silversmith, Cutler, Sheffield and Buxton". The red leather covered wooden box with a hinged lid is lined with orange silk and pink paper to the inside, and the exterior of the lid is gilt tooled decorated and inscribed "Chatsworth, very highly finished diamond engraving sold by Bright and Son Buxton". The slate has one chip to the top edge and some very very minor chips elsewhere and the box shows some discolouring to the inside and out, with one or two scuffs to the leather covering and some minor shrinkage to the wood beneath the leather. Otherwise, all is complete and in superb condition. Paperweight 8.5" x 5.5" x 1". Box 9.25" x 6" x 1.5". 
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Price: 650.00


Chatsworth Slate Paperweight CC142



1913 Commemorative Glass Paper Weight CC141
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


Lloyd George Plate, 2 available 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. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Lloyd George Plate, 2 available   CC78



Davenport Dish CC73
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


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


Pair of Gladstone and Disraeli Cast Iron Plaques   CC69



Doulton Gladstone Jug   CC65
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


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


Large Brass Medallion    CC47



Copper Coaching Horn in Basket CH2
Copper Coaching Horn in Basket CH2
Original, quality late 19th century nickel mounted copper "Tandem" coach or hunt horn, with a brass mouth piece and the original 'willow' basket carry case. The horn is in superb condition with no dents, engraved for the maker "Swaine and Co London" and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The basket with hinged lid is near complete but with some caning loose and some missing, otherwise complete and in good and working order and with a good tone to the horn. Horn 30.5" x 3.5" widest, basket 31" x 4.5" Swaine and Co London. 
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Price: 565.00


Mabel Lucie Attwell Child's Chamberpot CP78
Original, quality 1930's child's chamberpot, manufactured by Shelley and in the original card box. This superb example is decorated with designs of children, with toys by ' Mabel Lucie Attwell ' and with a pale blue top rim and side handle. This chamberpot is perfect and very clean and bright and comes with the original decorated cardboard box a little rubbed in places but generally in good order otherwise. A seriously good find and a delightful piece. Pot 3.5" tall, 6.5" top diam and 7.25" including handle and box 7" x 7" x 4" tall.  
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Price: 285.00


Mabel Lucie Attwell Child's Chamberpot CP78



Patent Carpet Stretcher   CS2
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


Oval Glass Dome on Plinth D26
Original, quality late 19th century good sized fine glass, flat sided oval shaped dome on the original wooden stand, with four turned bun feet. The remains of an old paper label is still on the glass at the base detailing "Chamberlain Naturalist Wantage". The plinth has been cleaned and repainted black, and all is complete and in good and working order. Total 16.5" tall x 14" x 8". Dome only 15" x 12.75" x 6.5".

 
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Price: 230.00


Oval Glass Dome on Plinth D26



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



Art Nouveau Brass Pot DP14
Art Nouveau Brass Pot DP14
Original, quality, late 19th century, jardiniere shaped, small brass pot, with an Art Nouveau embossed design of interwoven ribbons, a short top collar and impressed to the underside "T H & S" in a shield shaped device for the maker. Polished and lacquered and complete and in good order. 4" tall, 2.5" top aperture and 8" diameter widest.  
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Price: 85.00


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: 45.00


Brightglow Electric Bedwarmer EF3



Eel Spear   ES10
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


Pair of Burnished Steel Ember Tongs ET3
Pair of original, quality, early to mid 19th century, blacksmith made burnished steel extending ember tongs of the concertina scissor action. This superbly designed and made pair of tongs is so precise the end grips are exactly in the correct position for gripping when fully extended. These tongs were used for taking an ember from the fireplace to use for lighting pipes / candles etc. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. Not easy to find these in good condition. Fully extended 22", closed up 4" x 6" wide.  
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Burnished Steel Ember Tongs   ET3



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: 185.00


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


Pearlware Flowerbed Labels, 3 available   G23



Saddler made Miniature Leather Saddle H59
Saddler made Miniature Leather Saddle H59
Original, quality pre-war saddler made miniature, all leather saddle, complete with side straps and stirrups. Made by a saddler and harness maker in Cirencester, Glos. A good piece of craftsmanship to scale. Complete and in good order. When flat 14" wide, 9.5" front to back and 3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 400.00


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: 230.00


Milliners Hat Block  HB1



Hat Pin Stand HPS1
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


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


Curling Stone Inkwell   IW65



Set of 3 Jugs with Insignia of the Order of the Bath J121
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: 156.00


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


Keswick Jug J120



Hatters Iron for Felt Decoration L210
Hatters Iron for Felt Decoration L210
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 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. 7" long x 1.75" x 1.5". 
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Price: 185.00


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: 185.00


Hatters Iron for Felt Decoration L209



Pair of Glass Lustres Under Domes L10
Pair of Glass Lustres Under Domes L10
Pair of original, quality mid 19th century superb hand painted and gilded glass lustre vases, with all the original clear cut glass lustre drops and the original fine glass domes on wooden bases. All is complete and in good order with no chips, with just one good repair to the stem on one vase. A great pair of ornaments very Victorian and the best we have seen to date. Vases 14" tall, 6.5" top diam and 5.5" base diam. 
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Price: 700.00


Ivorine Letter Opener LO23
Original, quality 1920s off white ivorine sword shaped letter opener embossed in gilt to one side "with the compliments of J and E Deque". Complete and in good order. 8.5" × 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


Ivorine Letter Opener LO23



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


Copper and Brass Letter Opener LO15
Original, quality 1920's brass letter opener, with a very detailed copper handle all in the oriental style. The scimitar shaped blade is engraved with various sea fish and creatures and the copper grip is embossed with the most highly detailed assortment of sea creatures in deep relief. The main base could be a ' Coelacanth ', with a lobster and other fish to one side and an octopus and other fish to the other side, I cannot emphasize the detail enough. All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order 11.75" x 1.25" x 0.5"  
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Price: 350.00


Copper and Brass Letter Opener LO15



Brass Goverment Office Stamp LE7
Brass Goverment Office Stamp LE7
Original, quality late 19th century circular heavy brass letter or document stamp?, mounted on a super turned fruitwood handle. The face is detailed "Hollingworth" over a King's Crown in reverse of course and the side of the brass is detailed in tiny text "Wright and Son Edgware". Complete and in good and working order. Brass face 1.25" and total length 3.25". 
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Price: 65.00


Peach Glass Wall Mirror M134
Original, quality 1930's / 40's twelve sided multi bevel edged Peach coloured wall mirror. This example has four chromed mounts holding the glass to the original thick ply backing board, and although it does have blemishes to the outer edge of the mirror silvering, there are no chips or damage to the glass, complete and in good order otherwise. 20.75" diam and 0.5" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Peach Glass Wall Mirror M134



Gerrard Model of an Ear M120
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


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 M20



Copper Ale Tankard M19
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


Ivory Handled Magnify Glass MG14
Original, quality late 19th century brass framed magnify glass with a nickel mounted ivory handle. This super example has some scratching to the centre of the lens but is still very usable, and in good order otherwise. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Lens 4" diam, frame 0.5" and total length 8.75". 
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Price: 135.00


Ivory Handled Magnify Glass MG14



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


Brass Framed Magnifying Glass MG12
Original, quality late 19th century hand magnifying glass, with a brass frame and a stained beech handgrip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, and complete and in good and working order, with no chips or scratches. Glass including frame 3.75" and 8.75" total length.  
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Price: 65.00


Brass Framed Magnifying Glass MG12



Nickel Framed Magnifying Glass MG11
Nickel Framed Magnifying Glass MG11
Original, quality, late 19th century larger than average hand magnifying glass with a nickel frame and a turned fruitwood handgrip. Polished and lacquered although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order with no chips or scratches. A superb example. 4.75" x 0.75" glass including frame and 10.25" total length including handle.  
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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


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



Early Brass Oil Can OC39
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: 650.00


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


Blue and White Ceramic Drainer Insert P52
Original, quality, mid 19th century, oval shaped blue decorated on white perforated ceramic drainer insert for an oval platter. This superb example has a pale blue design of cattle at the water's edge, with a lake beyond and a group of grand buildings in the distance. Some minor staining, but otherwise perfect with no knocks or cracks. 14.25" x 10.25" and 1.75" front to back.  
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Price: 135.00


Blue and White Ceramic Drainer Insert   P52



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 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


Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3



1923 Sealed Tin of Paint P1
1923 Sealed Tin of Paint P1
Original quality, unopened/sealed, tin of paint, labelled 'Pinchin Johnson & Co Ltd', with a patented pull tab to open the lid showing the date 1923. One or two minor dents, otherwise in superb condition. 4.75" tall x 5" diameter. 
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Price: 30.00


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


Wilkinsons Tailors Shears S18
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb, brass handled tailors shears with Sheffield steel cutting blades. This pair of shears have mansized finger holes and are extremely comfortable to hold. The central bolt has two large heads and detail "Wilkinson and Son Sheffield" as do the grips. Complete and in good and working order. 13" x 4" and 2". 
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Price: 230.00


Wilkinsons Tailors Shears   S18



Huge Brass Tailors Shears S17
Huge Brass Tailors Shears S17
Original, quality late 19th century, huge cast brass handled tailors shears, with very large fitted finger guards. The brass is stamped near to the large bolt and caps, for the manufacturer " T Wilkinson and Son makers, Sheffield " and " Warranted " to the other side. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order, fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This the largest pair we have seen. 16" long, 4.5" wide and 3" front to back.  
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Price: 485.00


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


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



Gentlemans Toilet Set   SB41
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


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 Box SB10



Copper Snuff Box SB9
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


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



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



Brass Spill Vase SV1
Brass Spill Vase SV1
Original, quality mid to late 19th century pierced brass wall pocket or spill vase. This super example has a curved body, with a fretted out front and back panel. With designs of a bird and flowers and is punch decorated " Faith Hope and Charity " to the back and " God is Love " to the front. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 9" tall, 10" widest and 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 230.00


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


Tin Stomach Warmer   SW3



Copper Stomach Warmer   SW2
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


School Teachers Clicker T31
Original, quality late 19th century school teachers 'clicker' turned in boxwood. These 'clickers' were used to keep school children in order, if they were too noisy, the click would soon quieten them down and when entering the classroom the click would set the orderly pace. Most hard to find these in good order. 9" x 1.5" and 2.5" to include lever. 
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Price: 230.00


School Teachers Clicker T31



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



Clip on Tea Strainer TP15
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


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



Large Silver Witches Ball   WB9
Large Silver Witches Ball WB9
Original, quality, late 19th century, silver coloured free blown 'witches ball' with a neck and a sheared top, a later wire loop for hanging has been fitted and the original string net is included. This super example has a few blemishes to the mercury mirror interior, some good glass blowing lines, otherwise complete and in good order. We have not seen these in the nets before. These glass balls are said to have properties to ward off evil and witches, but I believe they were used in the larger houses and shops to throw around the light from the candle and oil lighting. 14" tall including neck but excluding wire, 12" diameter. Other similar balls may well be available. 
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Price: 450.00


Peach Bitters Glass Spirit Urn WD4
Original, quality late 19th century small clear glass spirit urn with cut glass decoration to the body, a faceted plinth, a knopped glass cover / lid and a brass tap. Three large chips to the base, some minor chips to the top rim and an ill-fitting cover / lid, obviously some damage but a great looker nevertheless and I guess the rim of the lid could be ground down to fit. The front is etched and gilded "Peach Bitters" and the tap has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual size but not perfect. 14.5" tall x 5" wide and 7" front to back including tap.  
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Price: 265.00


Peach Bitters Glass Spirit Urn WD4



Orange Bitters Glass Spirit Urn WD3
Orange Bitters Glass Spirit Urn WD3
Original, quality late 19th century small clear glass spirit urn with cut glass decoration to the body, a faceted plinth, a knopped glass cover / lid and a brass tap. Some minor chips to the base rim of the plinth and the top rim and one to the base of the lid, otherwise all is in super condition. The front is etched and gilded "Orange Bitters" and the tap has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual size. 14.5" tall x 5" wide and 7" front to back including tap.  
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Price: 450.00

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