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Harrods Hat Brush B41
Harrods Hat Brush B41
Original, quality 1920's curved hat brush with pale bristles and the wooden backing and handle in an interesting grained pale timber. The reverse of the handle is impressed "Made in England", "Harrods Ltd" and "Kent" and "H 15". All is complete and in good and working order.

10" long x 1" x 1.5" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


Gents Clothes Brush B40
Original, quality 1920's gentleman's clothes brush in super condition with a mahogany top veneer and good bristles. All in good and working order.

13" x 3" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Gents Clothes Brush B40



Billiard Table Brush B39
Billiard Table Brush B39
Original, quality late 19th century wooden mounted billiard table brush with extended bristles to each end for the corners of the beize. The black bristles are mounted in mahogany with a rosewood veneered top fixed with visible brass pins. All is in superb condition and complete.

12" x 2.5" x 0.5".

Total with bristles 13.5" x 3.5" x 2".

 
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Price: 115.00


Creosote Brush B38
Original, quality 1920's Creosote brush with a 'fid' shaped turned wooden handle with a hole for a string and a steel band securing the bristles. Some staining from use but a usable, good-looking brush. Complete and in good and working order.

Total 13" x 2" x 2".

 
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Price: 40.00


Creosote Brush B38



Clothes Brushes on Stand B35
Clothes Brushes on Stand B35
Original, quality late 19th century set of three brushes on the original cast brass stand for the hall table. The brushes, a pair for clothes and one for hats, have decorated brass mounts for suspending from the Art Nouveau stand, ebonised backs and two colour bristles. The brass 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.

Total 9.75" tall x 11.5" x 4.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Clothes Brushes on Wall Mount B34
Original, quality late 19th century wall mounted pair of oak backed clothes brushes for hanging in the front hallway. This super set with good two-colour bristles have decorative brass mounts and rings to the top and are suspended from a matching brass mount on a bow top honey coloured oak backboard with a mirror plate for fixing. All has been cleaned, the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Backboard 11.5" x 6.25" x 0.75" front to back.

Total 4" front to back.

Brushes 8" x 2.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 156.00


Pair of Clothes Brushes on Wall Mount B34



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


L.N.E.R Clothes Brush B32
Original, quality late 19th century / circa 1900 mahogany clothes brush with a shaped grip, inset brass screws and most of all with "L.N.E.R" detailed in pale bristles with black bristles surround. For 'London & North Eastern Railway'. Complete and in super condition. What a find !! .

13.5" x 2.75" x 2".

 
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Price: 165.00


L.N.E.R Clothes Brush B32



Gents Clothes Brush B27
Gents Clothes Brush B27
Original, quality 1920's gentleman's clothes brush in super condition with a rosewood top veneer and a mahogany body and handle. Complete and in good and working order.

14" x 2.25" x 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


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".

1.5" tall.

 
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Price: 38.00


Ancaster Garage Clothes Brush B18



Watt's Patent Shoe Trees B8
Watt's Patent Shoe Trees B8
Original, quality pair of 1920's Ladies adjustable shoetrees in sycamore with foot shaped wedge mounts with a threaded rod and a ball heel end. Each one is impressed "Ladies Small" and "Watts Patent" for the manufacturer. Super clean and complete and in good and working order.

7.5" x 2" x 8".

 
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Price: 45.00


Watts's Patent Shoe Trees, 2 pairs available B7
Pair of 1920's men's adjustable shoetrees in sycamore with foot shaped wedge mounts with a threaded rod and a ball heel end. Each one is impressed "Men's Large" and "Watts's Patent" for the manufacturer. All are super clean and complete and in good and working order.

9.5" x 2" x 10".

9" x 1.5" x 1.5".

Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 45.00


Watts's Patent Shoe Trees, 2 pairs available B7



Pair of Horn Mounted Boot Pulls BJ15
Pair of Horn Mounted Boot Pulls BJ15
Original, quality pair of late 19th century steel boot pulls with pressed cowhorn grips both with inlaid brass details of a long dog and a stag, one to each side. No maker's name but of the most highest quality and in superb and very usable order. The first we have seen. Complete and in good and working order.

8.25" x 3.5" x 0.75" diam.

 
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Price: 300.00


Folding Boot Jack with Fittings BJ14
Original, quality late 19th century folding mahogany boot jack with brass mounts and fully fitted with a pair of steel folding boot pulls, one with a leather punch and the other with a button hook. One brass hinge is impressed "P.M & Co Patent". Could this be for "Pearl & Co" a manufacturer of similar items ? The brass 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.

Open 12.25" x 4.25" x 7/8".

Closed 12.25" x 2 1/8" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 385.00


Folding Boot Jack with Fittings BJ14



Small Folding Bookstand BS9
Small Folding Bookstand BS9
Original, quality circa 1900, smaller than average adjustable folding bookstand made in olivewood. This clean example, with no wear on the slide, has a three letter monogramme in brass on each upstand. A most unusual size. Complete and in good and working order.

Folded flat for travelling 8" x 4" x 1".

With ends up 4" tall.

Fully extended 12.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8
Original, quality late 19th cenutry carved walnut folding bookrack with coats of arms carved to each end plate. The underside has an old paper label detailing "Pulborough School of Carving" and "Carved by William Wright Jan 1883". Complete and in good and working order.

Folded down 20" x 6" x 1".

8.25" tall when up.

 
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Price: 165.00


Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8



Gents Top Hat with Card Box Velvet Hat Wipe and Photo of Original Owner H6
Gents Top Hat with Card Box Velvet Hat Wipe and Photo of Original Owner H6
Original, quality gentleman's size 7 silk top hat in superb condition with the original card box, velvet brushing pad, wedding photograph of original owner when new in 1913 and other copies of related documents. The box is scruffy hence the hat is near immaculate with only some staining to the inner leather headband. The lining of this hat is detailed for the retailer "Billet & Co Faringdon Road Swindon" and the brushing pad was supplied and detailed as such for Billet & Co. The original sepia wedding photograph taken by "Protheroe & Simons Swindon" shows a William Boucher as the Bridegroom wearing this same hat. The actual photograph is in good order with just some damage to the surround. Two sheets of copies of various documents are also included detailing a potted history of this W. Boucher hat.

Box 9" tall x 13" x 10.5" and pad 6.5" x 3.5" x 2".

Photo 18" x 14".

 
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Price: 165.00


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



Military Hat Tin HT20
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: 56.00


Leather Case fitted with Glass Hairwash Bottle L29
Original, quality late 19th century clear empty glass bottle of 'Hills Hairwash' prepared for "A.W Hansford Court Hairdresser, 48/49 St. James St, London S.W.I" in its custom made two piece stitched leather case. Is in superb condition, stamped and gilded for the previous owner H.C.Mc.C. and complete and in good order.

Outer case 9.5" tall, 3.75" and 2.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Leather Case fitted with Glass Hairwash Bottle L29



AA Fibre Suitcase L28
AA Fibre Suitcase L28
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped brown fibre travelling wardrobe type suitcase fitted with a rail to the top and a hanging ring to the outside top to enable the open case to hang on the wall or wardrobe interior permitting the garment to hang down freely. This item is in super condition inside and out with a decorated blue lining, polished aluminium catches to the outside and most interesting of all, it has the retained the circular paper label for the owner's details and the membership number of the 'AA' Automobile Association. Complete and in good order.

21.75" x 18.5" x 8".

 
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Price: 65.00


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: 230.00


Leather Gladstone Bag L26



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" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 156.00


Brass and Leather Tram Passenger Grips, 2 available R72
Original quality 1920's or earlier leather handholds for standing passengers. The heavy cast pink brass fitting for wall mounting has four large countersunk screw holes and the wheel beneath was for the stop indicator wire. The leather to one is a little damaged, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

Leather grip 12.5" x 3.5".

Mounting plate 3.25" x 2".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 156.00


Brass and Leather Tram Passenger Grips, 2 available R72



GWR Hair Brush R71
GWR Hair Brush R71
Original, quality late 19th century polished wooden backed hair brush of a light colour with brass screw heads to the upper surface and '2' and "HE". To the underside "Burrow & Leeds" for the manufacturer and "GWR" for the owner Great Western Railway and most of all, the bristles decorated in black on cream colour "GWR" in upper case text. Generally complete but for one screw head missing, some minor dents to the upper surface and the top skin of wood is a little warped and is lifting.

10" x 3.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Dixon Pewter Sandwich Box SB5
Original, quality late 19th century pewter sandwich box with a double hinged lid to ease the sandwich removal and a ring pull to the back. These were fitted in leather saddle pouches and carried when fox hunting or similar. The interior is detailed for the maker James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield and all is complete and in good and working order.

5.75" x 3.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Dixon Pewter Sandwich Box SB5



Brass Shoehorn SH26
Brass Shoehorn SH26
Original, quality late 19th century very curled over brass shoehorn. Complete and in good and working order. A great shoehorn to use. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

8.25" x 3" x 2".

 
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Price: 68.00


Ladies Leg Brass Shoe Horn SH25
Original, quality superb sheet brass shoe horn circa 1900, in the form of a Lady's leg. This fine example has a scratch engraving of the shoe, garter and knickerbocker. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed and complete and in good and working order.

8" x 1.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 115.00


Ladies Leg Brass Shoe Horn SH25



Brass Shoe Horn SH24
Brass Shoe Horn SH24
Original, quality 1920's brass shoehorn, punch decorated with floral designs. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8" x 2" x 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


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


Combination Shoe Horn and Button Hook SH21
Original, quality pre-war black bakelite folding shoehorn with a steel button hook for boots and gloves. Complete and in good order.

Folded 4.25" x 2" x 0.5".

Open 7" x 2" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Combination Shoe Horn and Button Hook SH21



Ladies Leg Brass Shoehorn SH18
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


Pair of Wildsmith of London Shoe Trees SL3
Original, quality pair of post-war gents' shoe trees in beechwood. These super clean examples are hinged for ease of entry into the shoe, have brass grips and ivorine labels for "Wildsmith, 41 Duke St, St James's London SW1". Complete and in good and working order.

11.25" long x 3.5" widest.

3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 68.00


Pair of Wildsmith of London Shoe Trees SL3



Elm Collar & Studs Box T39
Elm Collar & Studs Box T39
Original, quality 1920's circular lidded collar box turned in elm with an inner tub with lid for the collar studs. This most unusual example has a decorative inlaid panel on the lid in cork and a carving of an Hibiscus flower and stem and the timber used was specially selected for its quality of grain. All is complete and in good order.

5.25" tall x 7" diam.

 
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Price: 95.00


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


The Avecta Trouser Press T4



Miniature Tin Trunk TT3
Miniature Tin Trunk TT3
Original, quality late 19th century miniature tin trunk in the original scrumbled and faux grained paintwork. This super example, the first we have seen, has all original paint inside and out with a pale blue interior, a pair of a ring handles for lifting and an unusual domed shape to the top. Some minor blemishes to the paint inside, otherwise complete and in good order.

7.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Oak Whisky Flasks WD5
Original, quality matching pair of late 19th century Scottish costrell shaped whisky flasks in unbelievable condition. Each one is bound in cane and fitted with the original shoulder straps and barrel harness, brass bung cover and brass padlock with key. The brass covers are stamped "H.G.M" for the original owner and the barrels are impressed to one end "1 Quart" and "4 Quarts". All is complete and in good and working order and all are as they came, with one exception, replacement keys were altered to suit, note also the brass padlocks which came with the flasks are a true pair. These flasks were carried by deerstalkers.

Barrel large 13" x 9.5" x 6.5".

Barrel smaller 8" x 5.5" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 425.00


Pair of Oak Whisky Flasks WD5

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