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Stella Lager Ashtray A91
Stella Lager Ashtray A91
Original, quality 1920's/30's moulded glass ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and an advert to the base detailing "Stella Lager". Some wear to the protective paint to the underside otherwise complete and in good order. 6.5" x 5" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Arts and Crafts Copper Ashtray A53
Original, quality 1920's square shaped copper ashtray in a hammered finish and Arts and Crafts style. The reverse is impressed with the Staffordshire knot logo and name for the manufacturer 'Perry Son and Co' and the registration number for the year 1890. Polished and lacquered and complete and in good order. 5.5" square and 0.5" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Arts and Crafts Copper Ashtray A53



Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52
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. 4.75" diam x 1".

 
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Price: 145.00


AA Nickel Ashtray A51
Original, quality all nickel ashtray issued between 1910 to 1913 by the Automobile Association. This example has the badge of the day engraved to one side "Telephone Regent 300" and " Telegrams Fanum London". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4" tall and 4" diam base.

 
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Price: 115.00


AA Nickel Ashtray A51



AA Nickel Ashtray A50
AA Nickel Ashtray A50
Original, quality all nickel ashtray issued between 1910 to 1913 by the Automobile Association. This example has the badge of the day engraved to both sides "Telephone Mayfair 1430" and "Telegrams Fanum London". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4" tall and 4" diam base.

 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Cinema Ashtrays, 14 available A48
Original, quality pre-war unused brass cinema ashtrays originally fitted on the rear of the seat top rail for the use of the people behind. This superb find still has the remains of the original brown wrapping paper and all the original bronzed finish. The backplate has two holes for mounting, the front of the bowl has ribs for striking the match and the reverse is stamped 'Nestor' for the manufacturer and "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order. 3.75" x 1.5" tall and 1.75" front to back. Price is for each.

 
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Price: 25.00


Brass Cinema Ashtrays, 14 available A48



Players Cigarettes Brass Ashtray A45
Players Cigarettes Brass Ashtray A45
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, pressed sheet brass ashtray with four cigarette rests and "Players Please" embossed to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5" square x 0.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


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: 56.00


Cunard Line Bakelite Ashtray   A44



Yokohama Tyres Ashtray   A43
Yokohama Tyres Ashtray A43
Original, quality pre-war, promotional ashtray advertising "Yokohama Radial Tyres". This clean example has a clear glass ashtray within a miniature Yokohama Tyre and is complete and in good order. 6" diameter x 1.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Australian Aircraft Ashtray A37
Original, quality, cast brass ashtray in the form of 'Australia' engraved with the states and many towns. This ashtray is fitted with two cigarette rests to the front and a twin engined aircraft on a stand over the top. The plane is engraved "South Pacific, Sydney Australia 1946". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and apart from the propeller blades missing all is complete and in good order. Base map 6.5" x 5" + 1", total 4.5" tall x 6.5" x 6" front to back.  
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Price: 350.00


Australian Aircraft Ashtray   A37



Brass Cinema Ashtray, 11 available   A33
Brass Cinema Ashtray, 11 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


Wills Capstan Ashtray A28
Original, quality 1940's, circular pressed glass ashtray, with blue print to the two sides advertsing "Wills's Capstan" brand of cigarettes. Complete and in good order. 5" base diameter + 1.5 tall. 
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Price: 30.00


Wills Capstan Ashtray   A28



Richmond Hill Hotel Copper Ashtray    A20
Richmond Hill Hotel Copper Ashtray A20
Original, quality, pre-war, square shaped, sheet copper ashtray. Impressed "Richmond Hill Hotel" and "Richmond 2247/8/9" for the telephone numbers. An unusual item, complete and in good and working order. 4.75" square x 0.75" deep.  
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Price: 45.00


Oak Box CB9
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb oak cigarette casket with a lock and key and brass decorative mounts to the top of the hinged lid. The quality brass mounts are in the form of a horse shoe, a stirrup and a riding crop. The brass has been lacquered, the lock fully overhauled and all is now complete and in good and working order. A wonderful example with a removable central dividing panel. Base 9.5" x 7.25" x 5.5" tall. 
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Price: 300.00


Oak Box CB9



1937 Coronation Ash Tray CC157
1937 Coronation Ash Tray CC157
Original, quality off white coloured ceramic ash tray issued to commemorate, in advance, the Coronation of King Edward VIII that never took place. This example is transfer decorated with the head in a cameo beneath the crown and "E.R VIII May 12th 1937", and the reverse is printed "Gibson's Made in England". Complete and in good order. 4" square x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Steel Cigar Piercer CC3
Original, quality 1920's steel cigar piercer with a scissor action to pierce the side of the end of a pointed shaped cigar. Complete and in good and working order. 2.5" x 1.75". 
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Price: 45.00


Steel Cigar Piercer CC3



Match Holder / Striker MS34
Match Holder / Striker MS34
Original, quality late 19th century spherical shaped table / counter top match holder and striker, in deep red coloured serpentine with a grooved unpolished band to the centre for striking matches and a cup shaped hole to the top to hold them. An unusual colour of serpentine marble. Complete and in good and working order. 2" tall and 2.75" diam.

 
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Price: 36.00


WT&S Brass Match Holder, 2 available MS33
Original, quality 1920's brass match holder on a circular stand, impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham' to the underside. This example will hold a small box of matches to the top and the saucer base is for the spent matches. Some remains of the original lacquer to the underside and now all polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 3.75" tall excluding match box and 4.75" base diam. Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


WT&S Brass Match Holder, 2 available MS33



Silver Mounted Glass Match Striker MS32
Silver Mounted Glass Match Striker MS32
Original, quality 1920's spherical shaped clear glass match striker with cut glass vertical decoration over the fine ribbing and a hallmarked silver rim. Good wear to the underside, some very minor scuffs to the silver and complete and in good and working order. These were used to hold matches in on the table or bar, and the fine ribbing was the striking part. 2" tall and 2.25" widest.

 
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Price: 95.00


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


Brass Dairy Can / Match Holder MS29



Abdulla Cigarettes Match Holder   MS26
Abdulla Cigarettes Match Holder MS26
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic matchbox holder and ashtray combined, advertising "Abdulla Cigarettes" detailed in black transfer printing. Complete and in good order. 3" tall x 5" and 4.25" base. 
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Price: 125.00


Race Horse Hoof Match Striker MS25
Original, quality 1920's, race horse hoof mounted by 'Rowland Ward' for use as a match holder and striker. This superb example has faux horse hair to the rear of the hoof, a lift up cover to the top with a match holder and striker and a nickel plated on brass horseshoe. The shoe is impressed for the maker "Rowland Ward Ltd 167 Picadilly W.", the lid is engraved "Canopus 1923 / 1929" and "12 races value £2450". The hoof has been polished and the plating is rubbed in places but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 3" tall x 4.75" widest and 5.5" front to back.  
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Price: 265.00


Race Horse Hoof Match Striker   MS25



Bryant and May Lifeboat Matches N21
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


RMS Aquitania Ashtray N17
Original, quality 1920's, square shaped, pressed brass ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and an embossed detail to the centre of a liner with four funnels and "RMS Aquitania". Polished and lacquered, complete and in good order. 3.75" square x 0.5" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


RMS Aquitania Ashtray   N17



RMS Queen Mary Ashtray   N16
RMS Queen Mary Ashtray N16
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, brass ashtray with an enamelled crest to the centre for "RMS Queen Mary". This square ashtray has a cigarette groove to each corner and was originally nickel plated, most of which is still visible to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4.75" x 4.5" and 0.5".  
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Price: 75.00


Pewter Pipe Rest PR7
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, pewter pipe rest stamped to the underside "Made in England", "Cornish Pewter" and for the manufacturer "James Dixon of Sheffield". Complete and in good order. Base 2.75" x 1.5", total 3.25" x 1.5" and 1.25" tall. 
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Price: 56.00


Pewter Pipe Rest   PR7



Brass Clay Pipe Case PR6
Brass Clay Pipe Case PR6
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, pipe smoker's box in brass, with a tinned interior and three hinged lids, the main long lid to the top gives access to the compartments for the tobacco, one end for the matches, with the striker to the inside of the lid and the other for storing a short clay pipe. In super condition, complete, with just the odd minor dent. Most unusual to find one of these in such good order. 5" x 1.75" and 1". 
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Price: 135.00


Copper Pipe Rack PR4
Original, quality, embossed sheet copper, wall mounted pipe rack of a serious Art Nouveau form, circa 1900. This example has two holes for mounting, six holes for the pipes and a deep embossed Art Nouveau poppy seed head detail, with a hammered finish. A good, old repair to the pipe holes, has been lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. 7.5" x 4.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Copper Pipe Rack PR4



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


Mick McQuaid Tobacco Tin T40
Original, quality 1920's, very clean and bright tobacco tin, with exceptional printed panels throughtout and decorated to all four sides and the lid, inside and out. The lid details "Carrolls Mick McQuaid Cut Plug Tobacco". Some very minor dents to one end of the lid rim, some very minor scratches and a short split to the rim of the lid to the front, but otherwise complete and in good order. 7.25" x 3.25" and 1.5" tall.  
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Price: 85.00


Mick McQuaid Tobacco Tin   T40



Wild Woodbine Cigarettes Enamel Advert S261
Wild Woodbine Cigarettes Enamel Advert S261
Original, quality 1920's clean and bright enamel sign advertising "W.D and H.D Wills Wild Woodbine Cigarettes" in white text on blue background with a packet of cigarettes illustration with three cigarettes pushing out the top. The lower edge also details "Issued by the imperical tobacco Co. (of Great Britain and Ireland Ltd)" partially obscured. Some rust areas to the enamel around the edges, one patch of enamel damage above the 'S' at the lower right corner and the colour of the cork tips to the cigarettes has faded away, otherwise a clean enamel sign and not a common example. 36" x 18".

 
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Price: 485.00


Craven A Enamel Sign S258
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Craven A", "Will Not Affect Your Throat" in red and black text on a yellow background, all with a yellow, orange, red and black border. This clean example has two minor chips and sixteen holes for mounting. A good clean sign complete and in good order otherwise. 64.5" x 15".  
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Price: 300.00


Craven A Enamel Sign S258



Gold Flake Cigarette Enamel Sign   S193
Gold Flake Cigarette Enamel Sign S193
Original, quality 1930's, bright yellow enamel advertising sign detailing "Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes" in yellow on red upper cased text and black on yellow. A very clean sign, with a crease to the lower righthand corner, another to the lower left and a couple of minor touchins elsewhere, otherwise complete and in good order. 59" x 16".  
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Price: 200.00


St Julien Enamel Sign S159
Original, quality 1920's, enamel advertising sign detailing "Ogden's St Julien Tobacco" in white upper cased text on a wood grain effect background. A clean, bright sign with some edge chips and some minor surface scratches, otherwise complete and in good order, with four screw holes for mounting. 66.5" x 21". 
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Price: 300.00


St Julien Enamel Sign   S159



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" and 8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 125.00


Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar SA28
Original, quality late 19th century Doulton of Lambeth "Silicon Ware" tobacco jar, in the very realistic form of a 14lb cast iron weight. This superb example, the first we have owned has a hall marked silver mount and ring to the lid and the original square inner tobacco 'pressing block'. The underside of the base is impressed "Doulton Silicon Lambeth", "K", "KS" and "2777", the number '277' is also impressed on the inner pressing block. All is complete and in good order and is as realistic as it looks. 5.5" tall x 3.75" square base. 
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Price: 700.00


Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar SA28



Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter   SA23
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


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

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