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Gents Clothes Brush B31
Gents Clothes Brush B31
Original, quality 1920's gentleman's clothes brush with black bristles mounted in a lime wood body and teak handle. This example is in super condition with good bristles and complete and in good working order.

13" x 2.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Gents Clothes Brush B29
Original, quality 1920's / 30's Gentlemans clothes brush with black bristles mounted in a lime wood body and handle with a light mahogany veneer to the top. This example is in super condition with good bristles and one old wormhole and complete and in good and working order.

12.75" x 2.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Gents Clothes Brush B29



Clothes Brush / Coat Hanger B28
Clothes Brush / Coat Hanger B28
Original, quality post-war combination travelling clothes brush and coat hanger in beech. This brilliant example will fold in half for the clothes brush and open out and lock as a clothes hanger. Detailed to each arm or " shoulder" "Fitwell Brushang made in England G. Birnbaum Ltd London". Complete and in good and working order.

16.5" x 7.5" tall x 0.5" open.

9.5" x 2" x 1" closed.

 
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Price: 56.00


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


Gents Clothes Brush B27



Gents Clothes Brush B25
Gents Clothes Brush B25
Original, quality 1920's gentleman's clothes brush in super condition with a mahogany mount for the bristles and handle and a rosewood veneer to the upper surface. A medium sized example, stamped "8" over "22" and for the manufacturer "Mason of London". Complete and in good and working order, with no missing or loose bristles.

12.5" x 2.5" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


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: 45.00


Ancaster Garage Clothes Brush B18



Watts's Patent Shoe Trees, 2 pairs available B7
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 1.5".

9" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


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: 45.00


Pair of PigsKin Gaiters B4



Buttonhole Flower Holder BH1
Buttonhole Flower Holder BH1
Original, quality patented 1913 nickel plated holder for a gentleman's buttonhole flower. This clever item was worn in the lapel buttonhole of the Gent's jacket and filled with water, the inner sleeve would grip the bloom and then inserted in the holder thus providing freshwater, which could be topped up throughout the day, the inner sleeve is stamped with the patent number for the year 1913. Complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 5/8" x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Peal and Co Folding Boot Jack BJ12
Original, quality 1920's folding boot jack in beech with brass fittings and an ivorine label for the manufacturer "Peal & Co. 487 Oxford St London, Hunting & Military Bootmakers". Three old wormholes, now well treated and complete and in good and working order.

Open for use 11.5" x 4" x 2.5".

Folded 11.5" x 2" x 2".

 
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Price: 85.00


Peal and Co Folding Boot Jack BJ12



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: 85.00


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: 230.00


Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8



Pair of Drew and Son Travelling Corkscrew and Carriage Key CS203
Pair of Drew and Son Travelling Corkscrew and Carriage Key CS203
Original, quality late 19th century pair of travelling or pocket corkscrew and carriage key referred to as "Roundlett" corkscrew and carriage key. These unusual examples have steel corkscrew and key within silver plated on brass grips, each one stamped for the manufacturer "Drew & Sons Piccadilly Circus" well known for top of the range luggage and travelling accessories. Complete and in good and working order.

Closed 3.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 300.00


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: 230.00


Gents Top Hat with Card Box Velvet Hat Wipe and Photo of Original Owner H6



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



Leather Case fitted with Glass Hairwash Bottle L29
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: 185.00


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: 85.00


AA Fibre Suitcase L28



Leather Gladstone Bag L26
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


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


Bent Ply Circular Hat Box L24



Trench Art Brass Shoe Horn M113
Trench Art Brass Shoe Horn M113
Original, quality small brass shoe horn with a hanging hole to the top and punch trench art decorated to both sides. To the upper "January 1941" with a Scottish thistle and horses head and to the reverse a horseshoe, "good luck" and "J. Wicks". This originally belonged to a member of the family of Wicks the Saddler of Lambourne Wilts. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4.25" x 1.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Brass Button Polishing Guard M101
Original, quality sheet brass button stick, used when polishing brass buttons still fixed to the uniform this prevents staining the cloth. This example is stamped to the front with the patent number for the year 1917. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6.75" x 2".

 
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Price: 38.00


Brass Button Polishing Guard M101



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


Leather Cased Picnic Set PF4
Original, quality late 19th century travelling picnic set comprising a cut glass spirit flask with a screw on cap and cup and three pieces of folding cutlery, knife, fork and spoon, all fitted into a small leather case. The case is in pale fine leather with a stud catch to the front. The flask has nickel mounts and cup and the cutlery is folded and fitted to a leather insert which slides into the case in front of the flask. The cutlery is nickel with ivorine side covers and the knife has a steel blade. All is very clean, shows very little use and is complete and in good and working order.

Case 5.5" x 2.5" x 2.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 350.00


Leather Cased Picnic Set PF4



Copper Picnic Kettle PF3
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: 68.00


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: 185.00


Brass and Leather Tram Passenger Grips, 2 available R72



Swaine and Adeney Leather Cased Flask and Sandwich Box SB4
Swaine and Adeney Leather Cased Flask and Sandwich Box SB4
Original, quality 1920's leather case with saddle fitting straps. This example contains a clear glass flask with a locking cap and a pewter sandwich box with a double hinged lid. The sandwich box is stamped for the manufacturer "Swaine & Adeney London" and "Made in England". All is complete and in good and working order, although both items show signs of wear.

Case 5.25" tall x 5.5" wide plus 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 350.00


Dixon Leather Cased Flask and Sandwich Box SB3
Original, quality 1920's tan coloured leather case with saddle fitting straps. This example contains a clear glass flask with a locking cap and a pewter sandwich box, both items are stamped for the maker "James Dixon & Sons Sheffield". Complete and in good and working order. A very clean example.

Case 5.25" tall x 6" wide x 1.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 350.00


Dixon Leather Cased Flask and Sandwich Box SB3



Nickel Plated and Glass Hip Flask SF14
Nickel Plated and Glass Hip Flask SF14
Original, quality late 19th century glass flat sided spirit 'Hip' flask with a nickel mounted drinking cup, a locking top cap and a leather covered top half. Both the top mount and the underside of the cup are impressed for the manufacturer "James Dixon & Co Ltd". The cup has the original matt gilt lining, the cap operates and seals well and the glass is perfect. Some minor scuffs to the leather otherwise complete and in good and working order.

6.75" x 4.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 156.00


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



K Shoes Brass Shoe Horn SH20
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


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 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.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Shoehorn 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


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


Miniature Tin Trunk TT3



Pair of Oak Whisky Flasks WD5
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: 565.00

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