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Gents Clothes Brush  B19
Gents Clothes Brush B19
Original, quality 1920's gentlemen's clothes brush in super condition with a birch mount for the handle and bristles and a rosewood top veneer. The grip is impressed "Pure Bristle," a beauty and complete and in good and working order. 12.5" x 2.5" and 1.75" front to back including bristles.  
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Price: 65.00


Ancaster Garage Clothes Brush B18
Original, quality pre-war, clothes or upholstery brush with a shaped beech handgrip, backing and bristles. The top is detailed in black upper cased text "Happy Motoring, Ancaster Garages, Croydon Rd, SE20" (London) and with the telephone number "SYD4415/6". Complete and in good and order. 8" x 1.75" and 1.5" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


Ancaster Garage Clothes Brush   B18



Gents Clothes Brush   B16
Gents Clothes Brush B16
Original, quality 1920's, superb gentleman's clothes brush in pale birch with a rosewood upper layer and black bristles. The handle is well shaped for comfort and the back of the brush has a short bristle section. Once you have used one of these brushes you will always want one. Complete and in good order. 12.5" x 2.5" and 2.5" front to back.  
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Price: 115.00


Gents Clothes Brush B15
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, gents clothes brush with a stained beech body, a shaped hand grip and dark bristles. Complete and in good and usable order. 11.5" x 2.25" and 1.25".  
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Price: 34.00


Gents Clothes Brush   B15



Gents Clothes Brush   B14
Gents Clothes Brush B14
Original, quality 1920's, gents clothes brush with a fruitwood body, a shaped hand grip and dark bristles. Complete and in good and usable order. 12" x 2.5" and 1.25".  
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Price: 34.00


Peal and Co Boot Trees B4
Pair of original, quality late 19th century beech short boot trees in beech with an extending heel action, a pivoting foot and brass fittings. Each tree has a circular embossed copper plaque for the retailer/manufacturer "Peal and Co 487 Oxford St". All has been cleaned and refinished, and the brass and copper has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super pair of boot tree, complete and in good and working order. Heel extended 11.5" x 3.5" and 9.5" tall. Heel in 11" x 11.5" tall. 
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Price: 156.00


Peal and Co Boot Trees B4



Pair of PigsKin Gaiters B4
Pair of PigsKin Gaiters B4
Pair of original, 1920's men's gamekeepers type of brown pigskin leather gaiters with the original leather thong laces. These good sized gaiters with the laces are complete and in good and usable condition. 12" tall at the back. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Suede Gaiters B3
Pair of original, 1920's men's gamekeepers type of brown suede gaiters with a soft butt coloured leather lining. These good sized gaiters each have six buttons and button holes and are in super condition showing little signs of use. Complete and in good order. 11" tall at the back. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Suede Gaiters B3



Folding Boot Jack   BJ10
Folding Boot Jack BJ10
Original, quality, late 19th century, folding boot jack in mahogany with a cast iron hinge impressed "A.K and Sons" for A Kenrick and Sons of West Bromwich and a pair of drop down brass wedges impressed "17". A good example complete and in good and working order. Open 14.5" x 3.25" and 0.75", closed 7.75" x 3.25" and 1.5".  
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Price: 115.00


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



Hat Tin HT24
Hat Tin HT24
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped hat tin with a hinged lid and the original scumbled paintwork to the exterior with green painted bands. The front has a hasp and eye to take a padlock and the top lid has a wire carry handle. Some surface damage to the paint on the lid otherwise all is complete and in good order. 11" tall x 16" x 12" 
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Price: 65.00


Oval Steel Hat Tin HT23
Original, quality oval shaped hat tin circa 1900 in the original scrumbled paintwork with a loop handle to the hinged lid and a hasp fitting to the front to take a padlock. The interior has retained its orange paintwork and most of the original paper label detailing "Manufactured expressly for Ralgen Iron mongers of Newport". Some pitting to the top outer paint otherwise complete and in good and working order. 10.5" tall x 14" x 11".  
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Price: 65.00


Oval Steel Hat Tin  HT23



Tin Hat Trunk   HT21
Tin Hat Trunk HT21
Original, quality, late 19th century, tin hat box in the shape of a travel trunk, with the original 'wood grain' finish paintwork. The interior shows little signs of use with the original red ochre paint. The brass hasp and lock have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A replacement key has been cut to suit. Some scuffs to the finish in places, but overall a very clean and unusual hat box, with a carry handle to the top. 13.75" x 10.25" and 11.5" tall, with handle down.  
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Price: 95.00


Military Hat Tin HT20
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular shaped military hat tin in the original bronzed and patterned paintwork andwith a wire carry handle to the hinged lid. The interior has most of its original bronzed finish. The front of the tin has a hasp fitting to take a padlock and the lid has a shield shaped brass nameplate for the supplier "Hawkes and Co Ltd 1 Savile Row London W". The lid has an owner's detail painted in white letters detailing "L.F Close K.S.L.I". Generally complete and in good shape, but with a few dents and rubbing to the paintwork. 11.75" diameter x 7" tall. 
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Price: 75.00


Military Hat Tin  HT20



Small Vellum Suitcase L27
Small Vellum Suitcase L27
Original, quality 1930's small and clean off-white coloured 'Vellum' suitcase. This example has chrome catches and locks with slide over release, dust covers each marked "English Lever" and a good original strap handle. The lined interior has been hand detailed in ink to the inside of the lid "E.B". Some scuffs and marks mainly to the underside but complete and in good and working order otherwise. 16" x 11" x 5.25".

 
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Price: 75.00


Leather Gladstone Bag L26
Original, 1920's small top quality brown leather Gladstone bag, with a brass locking catch, brass studs to the underside, double thick leather strap handles and a super clear pale leather lining with pockets to one side. The strap handles are stitched to the bag from one to the other underneath the base. The cleanest example we have had and showing very little sign of use. This bag lack the key but is otherwise complete and in superb order. 18" long x 8" wide and 10.5" tall including handles.  
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Price: 285.00


Leather Gladstone Bag L26



Bent Ply Circular Hat Box L24
Bent Ply Circular Hat Box L24
Original, quality 1920's circular bent plywood hat box with a lift off circular lid, all in the old lacquered finish. The original leather straps and handles are long gone although the various studs have remained, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 13" tall and 18" diameter. 
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Price: 85.00


Tin Trunk L23
Original, quality 1920's tin travelling trunk in the original paintwork inside and out, a brass hasp and lock with a later key cut to fit. The red oxide interior colour is in mint condition and the exterior pale brown wood grained colour is good generally but faded. The brass hasp is stamped "Legge's patent secure staple and joints" and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good order. 28.5" wide, 18" tall and 19.5" front to back.  
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Price: 95.00


Tin Trunk L23



Mahogany Hand Mirror M143
Mahogany Hand Mirror M143
Original, quality late 18th / early 19th century oval shaped double sided hand mirror with a super delicate mahogany frame and backing, with each mirror mounted with several different coloured bentwoods. Both sides have two 'Mother of Pearl' inlaid button shaped discs and one mirror is a reducing type and the smaller is an enlarger. Complete and in good and working order. 13.25" x 6.25" and 0.5".

 
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Price: 156.00


Copper Picnic Kettle PF3
Original, quality 1920's copper picnic kettle from a picnic basket. This super example has a folding top handle covered in woven straw, a large screw off brass lid detailed "Notice take care to unscrew both caps before lighting lamp", a screw off cover to the spout with a retaining chain and inside a lift out tea infuser. All 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. 7" tall with handle up and 4.5" when down. 6.75" wide including spout and 4.5" base diam.  
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Price: 95.00


Copper Picnic Kettle PF3



 Pair of Holtfzapttel Razors SB42
Pair of Holtfzapttel Razors SB42
Original, quality late 19th century pair of Sheffield steel open razors, with ivory side covers in the original fully fitted crocodile skin covered case. The outside of the box is marked in ink 'W.C.B' and the inside of the lid is detailed for " Holtfzapffel and Co London " the maker. Each blade is impressed Holtfzapttel and Co Haymarket, Sheffield Maker. All is perfect with not a chip or crack in sight, to either the blades or ivory side plates and perfect for use if required. Case 7" x 2.5" x 1" and razors closed 6.5" each.  
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Price: 165.00


K Shoes Brass Shoe Horn SH20
Original, quality 1920's / 30's small sheet brass shoe horn, detailed to one end "Wear K Shoes". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 5.75" x 1.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


K Shoes Brass Shoe Horn SH20



Nickel Gents Shoehorn SH19
Nickel Gents Shoehorn SH19
Original, quality circa 1900, gents shoehorn in nickel with a curled over grip end with engraving and a panel for the owner's initiall's. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some minor scuffs otherwise complete and in good and working order. 7.5" x 3" x 2".

 
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Price: 75.00


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 Ladies Leg Shoehorn   SH17
Brass Ladies Leg Shoehorn SH17
Original, quality, superb sheet brass shoehorn in the shape of a Lady's leg, circa 1900 / 1920's, with a pierced stocking top and punch engraved detail of a garter and shoe. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, complete and in good order. The first we have seen of this design with such detail. 9.5" x 3" wide.  
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Price: 165.00


Brass Shoehorn, 2 available SH16
Original, quality 1920's, sheet brass gentleman's shoehorn of a good size and shape, with a hole to the top for hanging. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 9.5" long x 2" widest. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Shoehorn, 2 available   SH16



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

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