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Enamel Signs
Enamel Signs
Many original, quality, Enamel Signs are currently available in stock.

See our "Enamel Signs" section for more details of those available.

 
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Wm Greer Whisky Jug A171
Original, quality 1920's ceramic water jug as used on pub bar counters. This coloured example is in the form of a Jolly Chap's head and face with a handle to the back and a pouring lip to the front. The sides are transfer printed advertising "O.V.H Scotch Whisky, Wm Greer & Co Ltd Glasgow", the front has "O.V.H" within a cameo and the underside is printed for the manufacturer "The Associated Potteries Co. Sole Proprietors Hancock, Corfield & Waller Ltd Mitcham London & The Potteries". Complete and in good and working order with just some crazing over one ear.

6.25" tall x 4.25" wide.

6.5" including handle.

 
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Price: 156.00


Wm Greer Whisky Jug A171



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

4.5" x 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Kayes Patent Brass Catch Display A168
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's manufacturer's display card containing twelve pairs of cutlery box catches in brass with the board detailed for "Kayes Patent Locks & Door Furniture" and "93 High Holborn London W.C & Works Leeds". Perfect and in mint condition with two brass hanging eyes to the top.

Total 10" x 7.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 135.00


Kayes Patent Brass Catch Display A168



Kositos Advertising Oliograph A167
Kositos Advertising Oliograph A167
Original, quality late 19th century oliograph or similar advert for Kositos animal feeds. This example illustrates horse drawn vehicles in the background with a carthouse and farmer to the foreground with the farmer contemplating the merits of the Kositos products with a sack or two close by. Complete and in good order.

Exterior 18" x 16.5" x 1".

Visible Advert 13.75" x 12.25".

 
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Price: 156.00


Ellimans Embrocation Advertising Engraving A166
Original, quality late 19th century hand coloured engraving later framed and glazed. This engraving illustrates two horse riders in hunting pink jackets discussing the merits of Elliman's Embrocation for horses and other livestock. A very clean example complete and in good order.

Exterior 20.5" x 16" x 0.5".

Visible engraving 14" x 9.5".

 
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Price: 185.00


Ellimans Embrocation Advertising Engraving A166



Mc Cormick Farm Machinery Poster A165
Mc Cormick Farm Machinery Poster A165
Original, 1920's coloured poster recently reframed in a glazed ash wood frame. This example illustrates a variety of farming implements in nine cameo panels, all manufactured by "Mc Cormick". Old minor creases to the poster, otherwise complete and in good order.

Exterior 27.5" x 24.75" x 7/8".

Visible poster 22" x 19.25".

 
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Price: 165.00


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

6" x 4.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes Ashtray A162



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

4.75" square x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Paperweight A160
Original, quality 1920's / 30's circular glass paperweight detailing "Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company" in colour. Some minor loss of detail to the edges but no chips, cracks or damage otherwise and complete.

3.5" diam x 7/8" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Paperweight A160



Thorley's Food Advertising Spill Vase A159
Thorley's Food Advertising Spill Vase A159
Original, quality late 19th century ceramic spill vase manufactured by Bretby in the form of a pig beside a feed bin on a grassy patch. The feed bin is embossed "Thorley's Food", the back of the pig is detailed "Who Said Thorley's Food" and the underside is impressed "Bretby England". The paintwork is rubbed in areas to the bin and the back of the pig. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order. This is the first we have seen or even heard of.

4" tall.

Base 5.25" x 3.25".

4.5" front to back maximum.

 
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Price: 565.00


Thwaites Soda Water Enamel Coasters, 2 available A158
Original, quality 1920's circular yellow enamelled drinks coaster detailed to the rim "Thwaites Soda Water" and one has further detail to the underside "W.E. Till, Dublin 11, Dame Street". Some damage to the enamel at the edges, otherwise clean and bright and complete and in good order.

5" diam x 0.5" tall.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 78.00


Thwaites Soda Water Enamel Coasters, 2 available A158



Dunvilles Whisky Advertising Glass Jug A156
Dunvilles Whisky Advertising Glass Jug A156
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's one pint, clear glass water jug with a pouring lip and a handle to the rear and with "Dunvilles Whisky" enamelled in white script to the front. This was for use on the Pub or Hotel bar and is absolutely perfect.

5.75" tall x 3.5" base diam.

5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 285.00


Morris Evans' Oil Card Advert A154
Original, quality pre-war shop display card advert with the cord for wall hanging. This mint condition advert details "Morris Evans' Oil" with an illustration of a cow and bull dressed as humans holding a bottle of "Morris Evans' Oil". Also some text in Welsh and the printers details "Holloway & Son Ltd Bristol". Complete and in good order.

Card 12" x 8.5".

 
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Price: 230.00


Morris Evans' Oil Card Advert A154



Spratts Catalogue 1934 A153
Spratts Catalogue 1934 A153
Original, quality unused 1934 editon of "Spratt's list of game foods and requisites". This super clean copy has a diary page per month, information on their game foods and equipment and a catalogue with line drawings of all their equipment available to purchase. Complete and in good order.

11.25" x 8.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Doulton Salt Glazed Salt A149
Original, quality 1920's small Doulton salt-glazed table salt pot advertising, "Ye Olde Cock Tavern Founded 1549". The underside is impressed "8047" and with the "Royal Doulton England" details. A very short crack to the rim, otherwise complete and in good order.

1.25" tall x 2.25" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Doulton Salt Glazed Salt A149



Ovum Double Egg Cup A148
Ovum Double Egg Cup A148
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic double egg cup with two different size cups, both ends are decorated in pale blue advertising "Ovum". Ovum was a healthy additive for chicken feed. All is complete and in good order.

2.75" tall.

1 7/8" diam.

2 1/8" diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


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

4.75" x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 125.00


Pearsons Sheep Dip Ashtray A147



Luddington's Oils Card Advert A146
Luddington's Oils Card Advert A146
Original, quality 1920's, shop hanging card advert with red and blue text and a facsimile of a blue coloured bottle detailing "Liddingtons Oils" and a whole variety of remedies for ailments in Livestock. Horses, Calves, Lambs, Foals and Sheep, Sole manufacturer's "Tomlinson & Hayward Lincoln". All in super clean condition with the eye punched holes to the top for the hanging cord loop and complete.

12.5" x 10".

 
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Price: 125.00


Whebar Animal Food Card Advert A145
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped shop hanging card advert with white on red text detailing "Ask for The New Feeding Meal", "Whebar" and "For all Kinds of Stock". Complete with hanging cord loop and in super condition.

14.5" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Whebar Animal Food Card Advert A145



Derby Poultry Meal Card Advert A144
Derby Poultry Meal Card Advert A144
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped shop hanging card advert with white on blue text detailing "Use Greensmith's Derby Poultry Meal, best and cheapest". Complete with hanging cord loop and in super condition.

14.5" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


MacFarlane Lang's Biscuits / Tongue Scraper A143
Original, quality circa 1900, bone tongue scraper advertising "Ask for MacFarlane Langs Biscuits". A most unusual form of advertising. Complete and in good order.

4.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


MacFarlane Lang's Biscuits / Tongue Scraper A143



Watsons Matchless Cleanser Chair A142
Watsons Matchless Cleanser Chair A142
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's advertising chair issued for shop customers use. This exciting example has an enamel sign, detailing "Watsons Matchless Cleanser is the best soap for all purposes", fitted in the back. This sign is in near mint condition and is detailed to the bottom for the maker of the sign "Falkirk Iron Co" of "Scotland". The chair is in good condition and very study after several repairs namely an old split to the seat, now good and the legs were short, now sorted. The chair is in the original finish and colour and is impressed to the back of the seat board for the maker "F. East Dundee". These chairs are not easy to find these days and this example is now a good clean example and complete and in good order.

36.5" tall at back.

19.5" tall at seat front.

15" widest.

18" spread of front legs.

 
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Price: 1,350.00


Courage Ales Wall Plate A140
Original, quality post-war large circular ceramic wall plate advertising "Courage" with a large coloured fighting cock. All in mint condition and complete.

14" diam plus 1.75".

 
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Price: 185.00


Courage Ales Wall Plate A140



Carltonware Guinness Cruet Set A139
Carltonware Guinness Cruet Set A139
Original, quality post-war three piece cruet set in cube form, advertising "Guinness for you" and a half pint glass of guinness alternating to the four sides. This set comprising a salt, a pepper and a mustard pot with lid, each marked to the underside for the maker "Carlton Ware and "Made in England, Trademark". Each has a plastic bung to the underside. The pepper and mustard pot are perfect but the salt has a hairline crack to one side or a scratch ? it's difficult to determine, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

Salt and pepper each 5" x 2.5" x 2.5".

Mustard 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Edwards Desiccated Soup Tureen Stand A137
Original, quality 1920's oval white ceramic display stand advertising "Edwards Desiccated Soup" and "One Penny E.D.S.". This super item, the first we have seen, is decorated all around in black, orange and red with a repeated scene of nine children, one black cat and a cook following the head cook holding a tureen of soup. The children are carrying a spoon and or a bowl waiting for a fill-up. Each end has a cameo of the head cook with a tureen of soup being the "Trademark". The underside has the printed logo for the manufacturer "Grimwades". All is in good order with no chips, cracks or blemishes. Some fading and rubbing wear to the colour and printed detail otherwise perfect. A most unusual promotional item.

14.5" x 10.75" x 4.5" tall.

 
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Price: 800.00


Edwards Desiccated Soup Tureen Stand A137



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

4.75" tall.

4.5" square base.

 
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Price: 300.00


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

7.5" diam.

1.25" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Philips Lamps Brass Ashtray A135



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

5.75" x 4.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 75.00


British and General Tube Desk Blotter A132
Original, quality pre-war brass mounted 'D' shaped desk blotter. This good example is engraved to the top for "The British & General Tube Co Ltd, Drayton House 30 Gordon Street London WCI". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6.25" x 3.25" x 1.25" tall.

 
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Price: 95.00


British and General Tube Desk Blotter A132



W. H Smith Shop Light with Bracket A130
W. H Smith Shop Light with Bracket A130
Original, quality 1950's advertising, electric lightbox with the original blacksmith made wrought iron wall bracket. The lightbox has a repeated illustration of a Newspaper Boy with a basket of Newspapers in a W.H Smith uniform and cap and the 'WHS' logo to the bottom corner. One side panel is glazed in white glass the underside is in clear glass and the other side has a hinged cover to access for changing the bulbs. This unit has been rewired with two new bulb holders and three core exterior covered flex. Although this unit is not designed for outdoor use so presumably it was used originally, either inside the shop window or elsewhere in the shop or perhaps in a shopping centre. The original blacksmith wrought iron wall bracket is generally in good order, although it has many old coats of paint and would benefit being stripped and repainted. A wonderful find in amazing condition. Another incredible enamelled W.H Smith sign on bracket may well be available ref code S316.

Lightbox 15.5" x 9.5" x 4.5".

Bracket 25" x 25" x 1.5" x 1.5".

Total drop with sign on bracket 29".

 
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Price: 2,500.00


Wright and Son Shop Counter Biscuit Jar A124
Original, quality 1920's clear glass shop counter biscuit display jar with the original pressed aluminium lid. The glass is etched for the manufacturer of the original contents, "Wright & Son Ltd" and the lid is impressed "Wright & Son Ltd Biscuits By Appointment". Complete and in good order.

Jar 7.5" tall.

5.75" diam.

Total including lid 9.25" tall.

6" diam.

 
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Price: 115.00


Wright and Son Shop Counter Biscuit Jar A124



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

15.5" x 11.5" exterior.

Visible mirror 9.75" x 13.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Glass Cerebos Salts A114
Original, quality pair of late 19th century oval shaped moulded glass table salts acid etched "Cerebos Salt" to each side. One miniscule chip to one, otherwise both are complete and in good order.

3.5" x 2.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 95.00


Pair of Glass Cerebos Salts A114



4 Schweppes Ceramic Coasters A113
4 Schweppes Ceramic Coasters A113
Original, quality post-war blue on white ceramic drink coasters, all in the willow pattern Schweppes advert, but each with a different flavour and made by a variety of companies. "Indian Tonic" two versions, "Sparkling Grapefruit" and plain "Schweppes". All are perfect.

4.5" to 4.75" diam x 0.75 tall.

Price is for the four.

 
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Price: 115.00


Star Cigarettes Dummy Packet A110
Original, quality 1920's / 30's shop cardboard dummy display cigarette packet of huge proportions detailing "WD & H.O Wills Bristol & London", "Star Cigarettes" to the front and back "10 Cigarettes" to one side and "This label is Issued by The Imperial Tobacco Co ( of Great Britain & Ireland ) Limited". Some scruffy edges and some paper repair gummed tape used inside to support weak edges and folds, otherwise complete and in good order.

15" x 8.5" x 4".

 
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Price: 125.00


Star Cigarettes Dummy Packet A110



Advertising Glass Paperweight A108
Advertising Glass Paperweight A108
Original, quality 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped clear glass paperweight advertising "Wallace Spiers & Co Ltd", "Coal Merchants 49 to 61 Pancras Rd, Kings Cross N.W", "Telephone North 2750", "Contractor to His Majesty's Government". The text has been acid etched to the reverse of the weight and infilled in matt gold. No chips and complete and in good order.

4.25" x 2.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Advertising Glass Paperweight A106
Original, quality 1920's / 30's circular clear glass paperweight, advertising "Godson & Dobson Builders Merchants Croydon & Penge" and also detailing "Tel 29 Croydon" and "Tel 232 Sydenham". The text has been acid etched to the reverse of the weight and infilled in green and brown. No chips and complete and in good order.

3.25" diam x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Advertising Glass Paperweight A106



Horlicks Mug, 2 available A101
Horlicks Mug, 2 available A101
Original, quality 1940's / 50's cream ceramic beaker shaped drinking mug with a side handle, "Horlicks" in blue back and front and "Alfred Meakin England" to the underside for the manufacturer. Perfect.

3.75" tall.

3" diam of top.

3.75" wide including handle.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 36.00


Cammell Laird and Co Ltd Promotional Paper Weight A93
Original, quality 1920's advertising desk or counter paper weight in the form of a standing camel on a rectangular shaped block. This example appears to be in pewter or spelter, later painted in brown paint. Each side of the plinth is mounted with a brass plaque detailing in relief to, one side "Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Sheffield, Grimesthorpe & Penistone" and the other side "Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Shipyard Birkenhead". All has been washed and lacquered and is complete and in good order with just some rubbing to the later brown paint. Cammell Laird were huge ship builders having many famous ships to their credit including HMS Ark Royal, The Mauritania, The Robert F.Stockton, HMS Birkhead, CSS Alabama and The Fullages to name but a few.

4" tall.

Base 3.75" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 230.00


Cammell Laird and Co Ltd Promotional Paper Weight A93



Meritas Flannels Card Advert A92
Meritas Flannels Card Advert A92
Original, quality post-war shop counter card advert advertising 'Meritas Flannels', "We sell and recommend because we know they are good honest value". This example has an easel card backstand and a hanging cord loop to the top. Complete and in good order.

8.5" diam.

 
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Price: 38.00


Duckworth's Essences Card Advert A89
Original, quality pre-war unused multi-coloured advertising show card for "Duckworth's Essences and colours 'Heart Brand' ". This mint showcard with its original string to the top and brown paper wrap, has details of four bottles of differing colour of essences. Complete and in good order.

17.5" x 14.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Duckworth's Essences Card Advert A89



Oxo Mug A87
Oxo Mug A87
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic mug with a waisted foot, a side handle and 'Oxo' etched in red within a shield to three sides. The tapered body has diagonal ribbing and all is complete and in good and working order.

3.75" tall.

3" top diam.

4" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 65.00


Avon Boot Polish Tin Fingerplate A84
Original, quality unused 1920's door fingerplate in tin, transfer printed in green and black on a yellow background detailing "Avon Brilliant Polish for Boots and Leggings". This near mint example has a good bright colour and four pin holes for mounting. Complete and in good order.

8" x 3".

 
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Price: 56.00


Avon Boot Polish Tin Fingerplate A84



Bretby Huntley and Palmers Plate A76
Bretby Huntley and Palmers Plate A76
Original, quality late 19th century decorative ceramic plate mounted with four facsimile Huntley and Palmers biscuits. Three of these very lifelike biscuits are impressed for Huntley and Palmers just as the real ones were and the green glazed plate is finished as if a paper doiley was on the plate. The underside is impressed for the makers "Bretby England" and '1146' and with the registration number for the year 1897. There is an old repair to the edge as shown in two of the pictures here, a chip has been glued back in rather clumsily, otherwise all is complete and in good order with a super gloss finish back and front.

11.5" x 9" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 350.00


Oxo Mug A68
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, white ceramic mug with a waisted foot, a side handle and "Oxo" acid etched within a shield to three sides. The tapered body has a diagonal ribbing effect and all is complete and in good order.

4" tall x 3.25" top diameter.

4" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 56.00


Oxo Mug A68



Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Original, quality 1920's, Bentwood chair for use by customers in a retail shop. This chair is in the original finish and has embossed detail to the backrail "Agent for the Holdfast brand boots and shoes", "EWP and Co trademark" and with a knotted rope logo. The seat panel is also embosssed with a pattern and the underside has retained the original paper label for the maker of the chair Thonet. A very hard to find advertising chair, complete and in super condition.

35" tall at back.

19" tall to top of seat.

16" wide.

17.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 365.00


Pair of Schweppes Copper Bottle Coasters A58
Pair of original, quality 1920's, pressed copper bottle / drinks coasters in the Tudor Rose shape, with embossed detail to the centres, "Schweppes Ginger Ale" to one and "Schweppes Tonic Water" to the other. In super condition, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

4.5" x 0.5" each.

Price is for the pair.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Schweppes Copper Bottle Coasters A58



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

4.75" x 7/8" x 4.75".

 
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Price: 145.00


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

3" diam x 0.5" tall.

 
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Price: 38.00


Brass Corona Ashtray A63



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

4.75" x 4.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


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

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

 
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Price: 56.00


Betterwear Advert Ashtray A61



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. Another matching but differing ashtray may well be available ref code: A68.

4.75" diam x 1".

 
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Price: 145.00


Coronation Cheerio Card Advert A42
Original, quality, card advert issued in 1937 to advertise a bottled drink manufactured to commemorate the coronation of King George VI. A bright, clean card with the original red hanging loop to the top and detailing "Cheerio a Kingly Drink a Non-Alcoholic Champagne" and with the monogram for the King GR VI. Also printed "Copyright Duckworth & Co, Manchester". Complete and in good order.

13.75" x 9.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Coronation Cheerio Card Advert A42



Tintose Caramel Brush B33
Tintose Caramel Brush B33
Original, quality 1920's clothes brush with a walnut back and handle, issued to promote "Tintose Caramel". The back of the brush is infilled with "caramel Tintose Is the best" and most of all the bristle detail "Tintose" spelt in pale bristles within black bristles. Complete and in good order.

11.5" x 1.5" plus 1.5" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


Meredith and Drew Biscuit Jar BB29
Original, quality 1920's clear glass shop counter biscuit jar acid etched for "Meredith & Drew Ltd" and with the original pressed aluminium circular lid. The lid is embossed Meredith & Drew Ltd biscuit manufacturer London. By appointment to H.M. The King. The rim of the jar has one chip, but otherwise all is complete and in good order and the lid has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Jar 7" tall plus 2" for lid.

Jar 5.5" diam.

Lid 6".

 
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Price: 85.00


Meredith and Drew Biscuit Jar BB29



Miniature Butchers Sharpening Steel BS35
Miniature Butchers Sharpening Steel BS35
Original, quality promotional 1950's / 60's butchers' miniature sharpening steel with a turned aluminium grip and the original leather case detailing W.M. Still & Sons Ltd Catering equipment specialists. Complete and in good order.

4.25" including ring.

Case x 0.75" wide.

 
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Price: 56.00


Worthington Brass Caddy Spoon C63
Original, quality brass tea caddy spoon embossed to the front "Let Worthington's Feed You" and "100 Shops 1936". The reverse is impressed "Made in England J.R.G.L." ( Possibly for the manufacturer J R Gaunt ). Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

3" x 1.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


Worthington Brass Caddy Spoon C63



1937 Coronation Diary Blotter CC209
1937 Coronation Diary Blotter CC209
Original, quality unused and very clean diary with blotter pages issued as a souvenir of the Coronation of King Edward VIII which of course did not take place. This example was produced as a promotional item for "N. Nichols Baker & Confectioner of Bell Street Whitchurch Hampshire". Apart from a few very minor scuffs to the cover all is in mint condition and complete and in good order.

10.25" x 8" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


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

2" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 145.00


Novelty Brass Cigar Cutter CC5



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

7" x 7.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 125.00


Needle Cabinet DC10
Original, quality late 19th century Haberdashery Shop Counter Cabinet in mahogany with two drawers and a top hinged lid to the third compartment. This cabinet was issued to the retailer stocked with G.L Turneys Best Needles. The top white 'Vitrolite' glass label to the upper section has been replaced with a plain panel, the remains of the original acid etched label is included (see picture) and the two drawers have retained the original etched panels and brass recessed pull handle. All has been cleaned and refinished and is complete and in good and working order, otherwise.

19" x 13" and 10.5" tall.

 
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Price: 585.00


Needle Cabinet DC10



Ball Bros Swindon Door Handle DH897
Ball Bros Swindon Door Handle DH897
Original, quality 1920's single cast brass door knob with a circular backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. Will fit a standard square bar for both a rim or mortice lock or latch. The face is cast in relief detailing "Ball Bros Swindon Makers". Complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2.5".

Handle 2 1/8" diam x 1".

2" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


J. Weeks & Co of Chelsea Door Handle DH892
Original, quality pre-war spherical shaped, single flat fronted, turning door knob with a circular backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting and a square hole for a standard square steel bar. The face of this door knob is embossed "J.Weeks & Co Chelsea". Polished and complete and in good order.

Backplate 2.5" diam.

Knob 2 1/8" diam.

2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


J. Weeks & Co of Chelsea Door Handle DH892



Royal Exchange Insurance Pin Tray FM22
Royal Exchange Insurance Pin Tray FM22
Original, quality 1920's circular copper pin tray or wine coaster embossed to the centre with the coat of arms for "Royal Exchange Assurance". This heavy small tray is impressed "Made in England by Henry Jenkins & Sons Ltd Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 115.00


Ideal Stoneware Footwarmer FW91
Original, quality 1920's buff coloured stoneware hot water bottle / footwarmer decorated in blue and detailed 'Ideal' in a ribbon swag to each side and "West Bros Battersea" for the retailer to the front. The screw in stopper has a chip under the rim, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Originally filled with hot water now ideal as a door stop filled with sand.

9" x 5" wide.

5" tall including stopper.

 
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Price: 115.00


Ideal Stoneware Footwarmer FW91



Doulton Stoneware Footwarmer FW90
Doulton Stoneware Footwarmer FW90
Original, quality circa 1900, stoneware footwarmer hot water bottle, decorated in black transfer text "Doultons Improved Footwarmer Lambeth Pottery London" to both sides and to the top front "Palmers Stores Ltd China dept Hammersmith" for the retailer. The top screw out stopper is impressed for Doulton and does have a minor chip, otherwise all is in super order and complete and in good and working order. Originally filled with hot water now ideal asa door stop filled with sand.

9.5" long x 5" tall.

4" wide.

 
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Price: 125.00


Advertising Ceramic Inkwell IW90
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic inkwell to fit into the top of a school desk, but the first we have seen with a printed advert to the top. This example details "Gee Walker & Slaters Ltd. Derby. Desk". In super condition. Complete and in good and working order.

1.5" tall.

1.75" top diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Advertising Ceramic Inkwell IW90



Courage Alton Pale Ale Jug J173
Courage Alton Pale Ale Jug J173
Original, quality pre-war off white coloured ceramic water jug with a coloured cockerel to each side and advertising "Courage Nut Brown Ale" to one side and "Courage Alton Pale Ale" to the other. The underside is detailed for the manufacturer "The Associated Potteries Co. Sole Proprietor Hancock, Caulfield & Waller Ltd, Mitcham, London & The Potteries". These water jugs were issued for use on the bar top in pubs and hotels and this example is perfect and very clean.

4" tall x 4.5" x 5.75" including handle.

 
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Price: 135.00


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

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

 
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Price: 135.00


Phillips Tobacco Water Jug J169



Ross's Belfast Ginger Ale Water Jug J164
Ross's Belfast Ginger Ale Water Jug J164
Original, quality 1920's Jasper Ware jug with applied decoration of a band to the upper section and "Ross's Belfast Ginger Ale" to the front. The underside is impressed "Genuine Specimen of Adams Jasper Ware made for W.A. Ross & Sons Ltd" and "Tunstall England". A short hairline crack to the back barely visible otherwise complete and in good order.

5" tall.

Body 4.5" widest.

6" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 85.00


Black and White Whisky Water Jug J159
Original, quality post-war black on white ceramic water jug detailing "Black & White Scotch Whisky" and "Buchanans" with a pair of Terriers and "by appointment to her Majesty the Queen, Scotch Whisky Distillers, John Buchanan & Co Ltd". As used on pub counters. The underside is printed for the manufacturer "James Green & Nephew Ltd London & Stoke". Complete and in good and working order.

4" tall x 4.25" x 6" including handle.

 
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Price: 56.00


Black and White Whisky Water Jug J159



Crawfords Whisky Water Jug J158
Crawfords Whisky Water Jug J158
Original, quality post-war small coffee coloured ceramic water jug detailing "Crawfords Old Scotch Whisky" to both sides and "established 1860" to the front and with a pouring lip and handle. As used on pub counters. The underside is printed for the manufacturer "West Highland pottery Co. Ltd, Dunoon Scotland". Complete and in good and working order.

3" tall x 5" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Dewars Whisky Water Jug J156
Original, quality pre-war yellow on white ceramic water jug as used on pub counters detailing "Dewars white label whiskey" to both sides and with a handle and pouring lip. The underside is detailed for the manufacturer "John Maddox & Sons, Royal Visitors" and "Made in England".

3.5" tall x 3.5" wide

4.75" front to back handle.

 
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Price: 65.00


Dewars Whisky Water Jug J156



Larger Cadburys Jug J141
Larger Cadburys Jug J141
Original, quality 1920's two tone glazed stoneware jug with a pouring lip and a strap loop handle. This example has white applied detail in relief of "Cadbury" with the tree logo. A good clean example larger than the size normally found. A minuscule chip to the pouring lip, otherwise complete and in good order.

6.5" tall x 6" wide.

7.25" including handle.

 
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Price: 45.00


Castle Laundry Letter Opener LO25
Original, quality 1930's chromed letter opener impressed to the grip "Castle Laundry Ltd Bournemouth" and to the other both side a patent number and a registration number for the year 1933. Complete and in super condition.

9.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 38.00


Castle Laundry Letter Opener LO25



Meux's Advertising Mirror M160
Meux's Advertising Mirror M160
Original, quality 1920's oval plaster framed bevelled wall mirror with a simulated wood grained finish and a beaded edge. This clean example is detailed to the upper section of the mirror glass with the horseshoe 'trade mark' and "Meux's" for Friary Meux Ales. The plaster frame still has faint traces of other transfer details of "Friary Meux's Ales" and all is complete and in good order.

Exterior 31.75" x 20.5" x 1.5" front to back.

Visible mirror 26.5" x 14.75".

 
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Price: 230.00


Old Priory Scotch Whisky Mirror M156
Original, quality late 19th century advertising mirror with bevelled edges in the original mahogany frame. This example for an unusual brand of Whiskey details "Old Priory Scotch Whisky" in gilt letters to the back of the mirror glass. Although all original and complete the mirror surface has many blemishes. The original mahogany backing board has been retained with two mirror plates affixed to the side for wall mounting.

Exterior 19.25" tall x 20" x 1 1/8".

Visible mirror 18" tall x 18.75".

 
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Price: 450.00


Old Priory Scotch Whisky Mirror M156



Bovril Mug M11
Bovril Mug M11
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic mug with a side handle and three transfer printed shield panels inset with "Bovril". The mug is decorated with gold lines around the edges and "Made in England" under the foot. Complete and in good order.

3.25" x 3".

 
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Price: 36.00


Oxo Coronation Tin Money Box MB42
Original, quality red decorated and transfer printed Oxo tin issued to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VIII in 1937 that never took place. This tin when sold contained twelve oxo cubes and was designed to be used as a money box when empty of the cubes. The top shows King Edward on a coin and the reverse, Westminster Abbey. All is in superb condition clean and bright and complete and in good order. An unusual example issued by the Oxo Company.

4.25" x 2.25" x 3.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Oxo Coronation Tin Money Box MB42



Schweppes Book Match Holder MS47
Schweppes Book Match Holder MS47
Original, quality 1920's / 30's nickel plated on brass book match holder for the pocket. The front is engraved "Schweppes" in a ribbon swag design. A promotional item for the soft drinks manufacturer Schweppes. Complete and in good order.

2.25" x 1.75" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 36.00


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

3.5" tall x 4.75" base diameter.

 
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Price: 65.00


Apollinaris Ceramic Match Striker MS45



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

4" diam x 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Tigars Mineral Water Matchstriker MS37
Original, quality 1920's decorated and glazed stoneware matchstriker with a colourful decoration to the lower half and a top section for striking the matches. The body is detailed for "R.E. Tigar's Mineral Water". One chip to the lower rim and other minor chips to the top match section, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall.

3.75" base.

 
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Price: 65.00


Tigars Mineral Water Matchstriker MS37



Glass Rolling Ruler, 2 available R51
Glass Rolling Ruler, 2 available R51
Original, quality 1920's clear glass tube, acid etched to one side "Use Moncrieffs Inks". This 12" long tube was a rolling ruler used with dip pens to draw horizontal lines. This is the first we have seen and all is complete and in good order.

12" x 0.75" diam.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 65.00


Ceramic Advertising Rolling Pin RP17
Original, quality late 19th century off white coloured ceramic rolling pin with the original turned beech handles. This good example has transfer printed details for "Mason's extract of herbs", "Coombs Aeriated Pastry Flour", "Kilvents Pure Lard" and "Coombs Eureka Flour". Although the text is a little faded, all is complete and in good order otherwise.

Ceramic roll 12" x 2".

Total length including handles 20.5".

 
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Price: 265.00


Ceramic Advertising Rolling Pin RP17



Allinson Flour Ceramic Rolling Pin RP15
Allinson Flour Ceramic Rolling Pin RP15
Original, quality late 19th century white ceramic rolling pin with a removable wooden spindle with handgrips. The ceramic roll is transfer decorated "Use Allinson Whole Wheat Flour for all purposes". Complete and in good and working order with not a blemish in sight.

Ceramic roll 10" x 2.5".

Total 18" long.

 
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Price: 365.00


Brass Advertising Shoe Horn SH23
Original, quality 1920's / 30's small brass shoehorn impressed with advertising details "Trampinese, Horne boots for men, 90-92 Oxford St London N.W.7 branches throughout London". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6.5" x 1.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Advertising Shoe Horn SH23



Harry Hall Brass Shoehorn SH22
Harry Hall Brass Shoehorn SH22
Original, quality 1920's brass promotional, gents shoehorn in the original unpolished finish. The front is details "Harry Hall, Tailor & Habit Maker 181 Oxford St W I & 149 Cheapside EC2" and the reverse "Good Luck". Complete and in good and working order.

3.75" x 1.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


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



Ceramic Spirit Pourer SP12
Ceramic Spirit Pourer SP12
Original, quality 1920's ceramic spirit pourer with nickel mounts. This unusual example is detailed for "Mackinlay's Scotch Whisky" to both sides. Complete and in good and working order.

5.5" x 2" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Ceramic Spirit Pourer SP11
Original, quality 1920's ceramic spirit pourer with nickel mounts. This unusual example is detailed for "Cadenhead's Green Label Rum" to both sides and "Bowkers No 84317". Complete and in good and working order.

5.5" x 1.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Ceramic Spirit Pourer SP11



Senior Service Advertising Sign S327
Senior Service Advertising Sign S327
Original, quality post-war vertical strip aluminium sign detailing "Senior Service Satisfy, Tobacco at its best". Royal Blue on a bright but pale blue background. This very clean advert has six screw holes for mounting and is complete and in good order.

24" x 4.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Brooke Bond Beef Cube Tin T71
Original, quality 1930's / 40's square tin for Brooke Bond Beef Cubes priced at "1d each". Not a common tin and not in mint condition but a good clean example. Complete and in good order.

4.5" x 4.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 38.00


Brooke Bond Beef Cube Tin T71



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

6.5" tall.

6" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Vesta Case Black Cat Cigarettes VC10
Original, quality patented 1912 nickel vesta case, for early waxed matches. This unusual example has a celluloid panel to the hinged lid with a picture of a large open top motor car of the time with five black cats aboard and advertising "Black Cat Cigarettes" and detailing also "Carreras Ltd" the cigarette manufacturer. This box has a concealed release for the spring catch on the lid, push the middle hinge at the back inwards and the lid will spring open. Overall a good clean case although the picture has a few minor and small brown stains but otherwise all is in good and working order and a very unusual item.

2.5" x 1. 7/8" x 0.5"

 
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Price: 300.00


Vesta Case Black Cat Cigarettes VC10



Bass and Co Brass Vesta Case VC9
Bass and Co Brass Vesta Case VC9
Original, quality 1920's novelty brass vesta case for matches. This example in the form of a miniature bottle of "Bass & Co Pale Ale" detailed to the front. The neck and shoulder of the bottle are hinged as the lid, the underside is ribbed as the match striker and the front is detailed as above and with "Made in Austria". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2.25" tall x 0.75".

 
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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



Spratts Brass Dog Comb VT53
Spratts Brass Dog Comb VT53
Original, quality 1920's steel dogs' comb mounted with a sheet brass grip detailed "6", "Made in England" and with "Spratts" letters in the form of a Scottish Terrier. The first we have seen. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Butlers Crown Brewery Stained Glass Panel W477
Original, quality late 19th century / 1900, leaded coloured glass / window panel advertising "Butlers, Crown Brewery Ltd". This unbelievable glazed panel has been reframed for safekeeping. Each variation in colour or white is a separate piece of glass leaded in with the colours depicting flowers and leaves surrounding the central panel of acid etched ruby red and Royal blue glass detailing "Butlers Crown Brewery Limited" in Royal Blue and "trademark" a large crown and "Estd 1781". Some minor cracks to the smaller sections of coloured glass but no glass pieces missing and all in good order otherwise.

Frame exterior 34.5" x 27" x 1.25".

Visible glass 31.25" x 23.75".

 
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Price: 1,600.00


Butlers Crown Brewery Stained Glass Panel W477

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