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Miniature Stoneware Flagon BJ193
Miniature Stoneware Flagon BJ193
Original, quality 1920's miniature two tone bellied shaped stoneware flagon with a loop strap handle to the rear, incised "For Auld Lang Syne" to the front shoulder and transfer printed "Clan Chattan Whisky Macdonald and Mackintosh Invernell" to the front. Complete and in good order. 
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Price: 85.00


1902 Coronation Tin Cup and Saucer CC150
Original, quality small cup and saucer in transfer printed tin issued to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII. This unusual example, probably issued as a child's size, has printed detail on a blue background, with seven Royal Crowns with the Coronation crown to the centre on the saucer and cameos of King Edward and Queen Alexandra to the front of the cup and two flags on the reverse. Not in mint condition with some minor rubbing to the transfer printing but no dents or damage. Saucer 4" x 0.5", cup 2.25" tall x 3" wide including handle.  
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Price: 85.00


1902 Coronation Tin Cup and Saucer CC150



Miniature Brass Dairy Can DP226
Miniature Brass Dairy Can DP226
Original, quality 1920's / 30's miniature churn shaped dairy can with a swing over brass wire handle and a lid with a grip to the front. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 3" tall with handle down and base 2.5" diam.  
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Price: 45.00


Miniature Brass Fender F112
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order. 7.5" widest x 1.25" high and 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 23.00


Miniature Brass Fender F112



Miniature Brass Fender F111
Miniature Brass Fender F111
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order. 6.25" widest x 1.25" high and 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 23.00


Miniature Brass Fender F110
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order. 9.5" widest x 1.25" high and 5.25" front to back. 
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Price: 34.00


Miniature Brass Fender F110



Miniature Cast Iron Firegrate FG7
Miniature Cast Iron Firegrate FG7
Original, quality 1940's/50's, manufacturer's sample or exhibition model of a three piece cast iron fire front and grate, in a good proportioned, scaled down size. The front bars and ash curfew to the front in cast iron are enamelled in a bronzed finish, and the cast iron base grills on four legs has been cleaned and lacquered. A great item, the first we have seen in this style. 5.75" wide, 3.5" tall x 4.25" front to back.  
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Price: 115.00


Adaptable Stoneware Muff Warmer FW102
Original, quality buff coloured stoneware hot water filled hand warmer with the original screw in stopper, wire handle and wooden grip. The front of this super miniature hot water bottle is detailed in black transfer print "The adaptable hot water bottle for muff or pocket, made at the old Fulham pottery" and with the registration number for the year 1904. Complete and in super condition, but I cannot unscrew the stopper it appears to be sized; otherwise all is complete, in good order and a real beauty. 4" tall with handle down. 3.5" widest and 1.25" front to back. 
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Price: 195.00


Adaptable Stoneware Muff Warmer FW102



Stoneware Muff Warmer FW94
Stoneware Muff Warmer FW94
Original, quality 1920's two tone glazed stoneware muff warmer in the form of a miniature footwarmer to be filled with hot water. The front and the top stopper are both in dark brown glazed stoneware and the rear end is impressed "Denby of Derby". One minor chip to the threaded section on the stopper otherwise complete and in good and working order. 5" long x 2" wide and 2.5" tall. 
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Price: 145.00


The Dainty Stoneware Muff Warmer FW88
Original, quality 1920's buff coloured stoneware muff warmer to be filled with hot water and carried in the ladies muff or the coat pocket. This super example has the original screw in stopper, two eyes to the top for a small brass chain or cord and is transfer printed in blue to the front "The Dainty Muff Warmer". Complete and in good and working order and in mint condition. 5" x 2.75" x 1.5". 
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Price: 165.00


The Dainty Stoneware Muff Warmer FW88



Hat Pin Stand HPS1
Hat Pin Stand HPS1
Original, quality 1920's, novelty shaped brass hat pin stand in the form of a mini umbrella stand. This super clean example has four stems above the plinth with a sliding drawer beneath and a brass grill to the top. The padded faded velvet cushion to the base for the points of the hat pins is the original and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Probably continental and the first we have seen 5.5" tall x base 5.25" x 2.5".  
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Price: 230.00


Small Copper Sponge Moulds, 3 available JM337
Original, quality 1920's very small copper sponge moulds, each stamped 'R.E.L'. The interiors have good tinning and all are in good usable condition with no dents. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 1.5" tall x 1.75" widest. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Small Copper Sponge Moulds, 3 available JM337



Curling Stone Inkwell IW65
Curling Stone Inkwell IW65
Original, quality 1920's, ceramic inkwell in the form of a granite curling stone, with a flecked finish and a hinged brass lid with the 'curling stone' handle attached. A realistic scaled down copy of the real thing, complete and in good order. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 2.5" diameter x 2.25" tall.  
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Price: 115.00


Siddons Miniature No 2 Iron L133
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb, tiny, 'No 2' flat iron in cast iron and impressed in the casting 'No 2' and 'J & J Siddons' and to the handle 'Rd No 573' for the year 1884. This delightful miniature iron is in superb order and has been cleaned and lacquered. Sole 2.75" x 1.75", total 2.25" tall and 3" long. 
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Price: 56.00


Siddons Miniature No 2 Iron L133



Brass and Iron Miniature Tally Iron, 2 available L131
Brass and Iron Miniature Tally Iron, 2 available L131
Original, quality, late 19th century, very small, cast brass goffering iron with a wrought iron neck and circular cast iron base. These were used to iron collars and cuffs, and earlier, used to iron ruffs worn around the neck. Lacking the heating poker, but otherwise all is complete and in good order. Base 2 1/8" diameter and 3.5" high. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Tin Gas Stove Money Box MB46
Original, quality pre-war tin money box, in the form of a miniature gas stove in the original detailed paintwork with a key. The sides are both transfer decorated with "Eureka" the reverse "Made in England No555", the front, a simulated oven door and the top, the gas rings and grill. "Eureka, No 410" is also detailed to the door and is probably the model of the gas cooker represented. Some minor scratches to the finish otherwise complete and in good and working order. 5.5" tall x 3" x 2.75" front to back. 
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Price: 125.00


Tin Gas Stove Money Box MB46



Miniature Meccano Copper Oil Can OC49
Miniature Meccano Copper Oil Can OC49
Original, quality, 1920's, superb miniature 'Kayes Patent' copper oil can with a screw off top brass cap, a pressure button, a rear looped grip and the long spout. This example is impressed with a 'K' to one side for the manufacturer and 'Meccano' to the underside. A wonderful object, these were included in the boxes of the larger kits of Meccano free of charge. All is polished and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 1" tall x 4" long x 0.5" wide. 
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Price: 300.00


Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP95
Original, quality late 19th century miniature cast brass preserve pan with thick gauge metal, super rivets and ribbed side loop handles. This super well scaled example has only been polished to the inside, the exterior has retained a good patina. Complete and in good order. Pan 4" diam and 0.75" tall. Total 4.5" diam and 1.75" tall.  
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Price: 230.00


Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP95



Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP85
Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP85
Original, quality 1920's, pressed brass preserve pan with a steel wire swing handle. This example is a scaled down miniature in perfect proportion. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. An unusual item. Top diameter 3.5", height of pan 2" and including swing handle 4.75" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Hardwood Police Truncheon PT178
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon in an unknown hardwood, these are normally found in ebony. This example is stamped "M.P" with a crown for Metropolitan Police. Although this example is lacking its leather wrist strap it is complete and in superb condition otherwise. 15.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Hardwood Police Truncheon PT178



Ebony Police Truncheon PT175
Ebony Police Truncheon PT175
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue ebony truncheon with a super variation in the grain colour. This example is stamped 'M P' with a crown for Metropolitan Police and is complete and in good order, but lacking its leather wrist strap. 15" x 1.25" diam. 
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Price: 95.00


Tiny Stoneware Preserve Jar SJ200
Original, quality late 19th century, tiny two tone glazed stoneware preserve jar with a bead decoration to the shoulder. Impressed "2" and "Doulton and Co" and probably sold with a salve ointment or medication. Complete and in good order. 2.75" tall and 2" base diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Tiny Stoneware Preserve Jar SJ200



Cloth Sampling Shears T113
Cloth Sampling Shears T113
Original, quality pair of small late 19th century cast steel cloth sampling shears. Ideal for topairy work Complete and in good and working order. 4.5" x 1.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 65.00


Cloth Sampling Shears T112
Original, quality pair of small late 19th century cast steel cloth sampling shears. Ideal for topiary work. Complete and in good and working order. 5" x 1.5" x 0.25". 
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Price: 65.00


Cloth Sampling Shears T112



Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74
Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74
Original, quality, miniature Huntley and Palmer's cube shaped biscuit tin in mint condition, circa 1900 / 1920's. This example originally contained tiny biscuits in the form of letters spelling out "Huntley and Palmers". Several models of this shape and size were issued and this one is decorated with blue on white with each panel detailing "Superior Reading Biscuits, Huntley and Palmers" with a different biscuit of their range "Rich Mixed", "Macaroons", "Dessert, "Empire Assorted" and "Chocolate Mixed". In near mint condition. Complete and in good order. 1.5" square and 1.75" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin, 3 available T73
Original, quality, miniature Huntley and Palmer's cube shaped biscuit tin in superb condition, circa 1900 / 1920's. This example originally contained biscuits in the form of letters spelling out "Huntley and Palmers". Several models of this shape and size were issued and this one is decorated in white and red on dark blue with each panel detailing "Superior Reading Biscuits, Huntley and Palmers" with a different biscuit from their range "Nice", "Cornish Wafer", "Iced Gems", "Osborne" and "Petit Beurre". In near mint condition. Complete and in good order. 1.5" square and 1.75" tall. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin, 3 available T73



Huntley and Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T64
Huntley and Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T64
Original, quality miniature Huntley and Palmers cube shaped biscuit tin issued in 1926. This example originally contained small biscuits spelling out "Huntley & Palmers". Several models were issued and this one is decorated in a buff colour and marked for "Cornish Wafers", "Cream Crackers" "Cheese", "Thin Captain" and Highly Baked oval water" . In super condition and complete 1.5" x 1.5" and 1.75" tall. 
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Price: 75.00


Huntley and Palmers Kitchen Range Biscuit Tin T60
Original, quality Huntley and Palmer biscuit tin issued in 1926 and entitled "Kitchen Range". This super tin is difficult to find in good condition today for when found the doors or catches are missing. The original paint on this example is generally in good condition as is the tin with just the minor rubbing and one scratch. The doors are hinged, and the latches do operate. The underside is etched "Huntley and Palmers biscuits Reading and London", and one end is printed 'HB and S Ltd R' for the manufacturer of the tin Huntley Bourne and Stevens Ltd. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order. 5.5" x 2" x 3.5" tall. 
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Price: 300.00


Huntley and Palmers Kitchen Range Biscuit Tin T60



Huntley and Palmer Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Huntley and Palmer Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Original, quality 1930's, miniature biscuit tin detailed to the sides and lid for "Huntley and Palmers Dundee Cake" in Royal blue on pale blue. Originally supplied with a mini cake and probably given away at exhibitions ? Some minor rubbing, otherwise complete and in good order. 2.25" diameter x 1.25" tall.  
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Price: 56.00


Bog Oak Pincushion T33
Original, quality late 19th century sewing pincushion carved in bog oak as a miniature cauldron with shamrock leaves around, turned legs and stamped "Made in Eire". In super condition. 1.75" tall and 2" widest including wire side loops. 
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Price: 65.00


Bog Oak Pincushion T33



Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30
Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30
Original, quality, post-war, miniature square biscuit tin, originally filled with small biscuits and probably issued as a promotional item. Printed in red and silver on grey and detailing "Peek Frean Makers of Famous Biscuits" and "By Appointment To The Late King George VI". Not in mint condition, but very, very clean. Complete and in good order. 3.25" square and 1.75" tall.  
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Price: 38.00


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: 156.00


Miniature Tin Trunk TT3

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