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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.

3.5" tall

2.25" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


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


Miniature Butchers Sharpening Steel BS35



1902 Coronation Tin Cup and Saucer CC150
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: 56.00


Miniature Copper Milk Churn, 2 available DP264
Original, quality post-war miniature copper milk churn with brass base, lid, and side handles. The lift out brass lid has a hole to the centre so could this be for a table salt ? Nevertheless, it's in super condition, a great looker and in a good scaled down size. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

2.5" tall.

1.75" base diam.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Miniature Copper Milk Churn, 2 available DP264



Mini Brass Dairy Pail DP262
Mini Brass Dairy Pail DP262
Original, quality pre-war miniature brass dairy pail, probably used as a spill vase. This example has a tapered body, a brass wire swing handle and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

Body 3" tall x 2 3/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 36.00


Walnut Childs Chair F349
Original, quality Edwardian child's single chair circa 1900, in walnut with an upholstered seat, a fancy lyre shaped back splat and shaped front legs. A most unusual sized chair. Complete and in good and working order and very sturdy and firm all round.

24.5" tall at back.

13.5" front to back.

12" tall at seat.

11" seat diam.

12.5" spread of front legs at floor.

13" widest top rail.

 
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Price: 265.00


Walnut Childs Chair F349



Miniature Brass Fender F112
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.

2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 23.00


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.

2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 23.00


Miniature Brass Fender F111



Miniature Brass Fender F110
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.

5.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 34.00


Small Copper Spirit Funnel F25
Original, quality late 19th century very small copper tunnel with a good tinned interior, a dovetailed seam to one side and a fold-over side loop for hanging. This example was probably used to fill a hip flask or similar and is complete and in good and usable condition, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

2.5" tall.

2" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Small Copper Spirit Funnel F25



The Dainty Stoneware Muff Warmer FW88
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


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: 185.00


Hat Pin Stand HPS1



Brass Dairy Can / Inkwell IW107
Brass Dairy Can / Inkwell IW107
Original, quality late 19th century miniature all brass dairy can with a brass swing handle and a hinged top lid revealing a white ceramic liner / inkwell. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

2.25" tall with handle down + 2.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 125.00


Small Copper Sponge Mould JM383
Original, quality 1920's very small copper sponge mould with a good tinned interior and minor dents only. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and usable order.

1.5" tall x 1.75" widest.

 
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Price: 26.00


Small Copper Sponge Mould JM383



Small Copper Sponge Moulds, 3 available JM337
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


Carron 00 Flat Iron L241
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped cast iron laundry iron with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle. This example embossed 'Carron' for the maker and '00' for the size. Has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

Body 3.75" x 2" x 0.75".

Total 3" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


Carron 00 Flat Iron L241



Woodsetton '000000' Flat Iron L240
Woodsetton '000000' Flat Iron L240
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron flat iron of small proportions with the original blacksmith made wrought iron handle. The body is embossed "000000" for the size and "Woodsetton Works" for the manufacturer. A very unusual example. Cleaned and lacquered. Complete and in good order.

Body 3.25" x 2.25" x 0.75".

Total 3" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


Brass and Iron Miniature Tally Iron with Poker L238
Original, quality late 19th century, very small, cast brass goffering iron with an 'S' shaped wrought iron stem a circular cast iron base and the original cast iron poker with a turned wooden grip. The poker tip is impressed '1' for the size and the wooden grip shows signs of woodworm. These were used to iron collars and cuffs and even earlier to iron large ruffs worn around the neck. Very unusual to find these irons with original pokers, the poker was heated in the fire and inserted in the barrel when required for use. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

3.5" tall.

Barrel 2.25" x 0.5".

Base 2 1/8" diam.

Poker total 11.5" long.

 
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Price: 230.00


Brass and Iron Miniature Tally Iron with Poker L238



Siddons Miniature No 2 Iron L133
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.

3" long.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass and Iron Miniature Tally Iron 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.

3.5" high.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass and Iron Miniature Tally Iron  L131



Trench Art Coal Helmet M131
Trench Art Coal Helmet M131
Original, quality brass shell case parts fashioned to form a miniature coal helmet with a swing over handle and a circular foot for the base. The main shell case is stamped with many details including the Broad Arrow War Dept. mark and "1937". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

3" long x 2" plus 2.5" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Trench Art Coal Helmet M130
Original, quality Second World War brass shell case parts fashioned to form a miniature coal helmet with a swing over handle, an applied Royal Artillery badge and a circular foot for the base. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5" long x 2.75" wide plus 3" tallest with handle down.

 
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Price: 56.00


Trench Art Coal Helmet M130



Brass Money Box MB57
Brass Money Box MB57
Original, quality post-war unfinished ? brass money box in the form of a bow fronted cabinet, with a coin slot to the flat side ( reverse ) and four bun feet. The feet will unscrew to remove the floor to release the saved coins. Polished and lacquered and in good and working order.

3" tall x 4.25" x 2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


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: 100.00


Tin Gas Stove Money Box MB46



Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50
Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50
Original, quality 1920's miniature brass milk churn with a shallow interior, fashioned into a match holder and striker. This super example has a ribbed striking plate to the front and a pair of side handles. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall x base 2.75".

Widest 3.25" including handles.

 
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Price: 65.00


Meccano Miniature Copper Oil Can OC65
Original, quality 1920's superb miniature "Kayes Patent" copper oil can with a screw off top brass filler cap, a pressure button, a rear loop grip and the long spout. This example is impressed with a 'K' to one side for the manufacturer and "Meccano" to the filler cap. A wonderful scaled down oil can, these were included as part of the larger boxed sets of Meccano. This example is the unpolished finish but can be polished back to shiny copper and brass on request for no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order.

4" x 0.75" plus 1" high.

 
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Price: 350.00


Meccano Miniature Copper Oil Can OC65



Junior Shell Petrol Can PC12
Junior Shell Petrol Can PC12
Original, quality pre-war miniature two gallon petrol can originally retailed with petroleum spirit for cigarette lighters. Complete with the brass filler cap and pourer. The original paintwork is rather rubbed but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

5" tall x 3.25" x 1 7/8".

 
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Price: 45.00


Small Double Brass Photo Frame PF150
Original, quality 1920's tiny side by side double, pressed brass photo frame to take a pair of 'stamp' sized photographs. This super example is very Art Nouveau with pansy flowers and leaves in relief and oval shaped glazed panels and an easel style folding backstand. Each visible photo 1" x 0.75". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

2.75" wide x 2.25" tall.

1" front to back standing.

 
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Price: 85.00


Small Double Brass Photo Frame PF150



Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP95
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 plus 0.75" tall.

Total 4.5" diam plus 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


Salter Letter Balance PS64
Original, quality pre-war tiny letter balance with its own leather pouch. This example has an ivorine face, a hook to the top and a spring clip beneath. The face is detailed for the maker "Salter", "Made in England" and is calibrated up to four ounces. Complete and in good and working order.

Scale 4.5" x 1" x 0.25".

Pouch 3" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Salter Letter Balance PS64



Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S242
Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S242
Original, quality 1929 tiny engraved motorcycle racing trophy cup. The front is engraved "P.M.C. Everyman Night Trial, Team Prize H. Lawrence 25.08.29" and the rim is impressed 'EPNS'. All is complete and in good order.

2.75" tall x 1.5" top diam.

1 1/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Miniature Kitchen Range S11
Original, quality circa 1900, superb miniature Kitchen Range, probably manufactured in Germany for the UK Market. This exciting all original example made in tin has retained all its original fittings and accessories and much of the original black finish. The brass rail and feet were probably nickel plated but now are showing all brass, the hinged doors open to access the ovens which were probably if at all heated by some small methylated burners. The copper pots, pans and kettle are in good order and all original with brass fittings as are the wooden twizzle stick and handle on the chocolate pot and the wooden grips on the folding handle of the kettle. The tap works on the long fish kettle and the rear flue pipe will pull out to ease storage.

Total height including the chimney 14".

Wide including rail 13.5".

Front to back including rail and slue 11.5".

Top surface of range 11.5" x 8.5".

 
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Price: 1,600.00


Miniature Kitchen Range S11



Oak Smokers Cabinet SA34
Oak Smokers Cabinet SA34
Original, quality late 19th century two door, honey coloured oak smoker's cabinet in the realistic scaled down form of a miniature fireproof safe complete with keyhole covers stamped "Secure Lever", a lock and key, brass 'T' bar handles and brass coat of arms. The hinged doors open to reveal three drawers, a space for a tobacco jar and a pull out pipe rack. The lock has been fully overhauled, the key works, the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the lock cover to the inside of the cabinet is impressed with the registration number for the year 1886. All is complete and in good and working order.

12.75" tall x 11.75" wide.

8.75" front to back exterior max.

 
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Price: 650.00


Sheffield Plated Small Card Tray T141
Original, quality mid 19th century small Sheffield plated visiting card tray, with a rope twist outer rim, four bracket feet and traces of the original Sheffield plate to the underside. The upper surface is now in polished copper and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is now complete and in good and working order.

7" x 5.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Sheffield Plated Small Card Tray T141



Watchmakers Steel Vice T136
Watchmakers Steel Vice T136
Original, quality late 19th century tiny steel watchmaker's vice with superb chiselled edges to the main stem and jaws and with a wing nut for grip. A work of art for a true craftsman to use. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

4.75" x 1" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


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 T113



Cloth Sampling Shears T112
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


Huntley & Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74
Original, quality, miniature Huntley & Palmers 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 & 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 & 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: 45.00


Huntley & Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74



Huntley & Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin, 3 available T73
Huntley & Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin, 3 available T73
Original, quality, miniature Huntley & Palmers cube shaped biscuit tin in superb condition, circa 1900 / 1920's. This example originally contained biscuits in the form of letters spelling out "Huntley & 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 & 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: 45.00


Huntley & Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T64
Original, quality miniature Huntley & 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: 56.00


Huntley & Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T64



Huntley & Palmers Kitchen Range Biscuit Tin T60
Huntley & Palmers Kitchen Range Biscuit Tin T60
Original, quality Huntley & Palmers 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 & Palmers biscuits Reading & London", and one end is printed 'HB & S Ltd R' for the manufacturer of the tin Huntley Bourne & Stevens Ltd. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

5.5" x 2" x 3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


Huntley & Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Original, quality 1930's, miniature biscuit tin detailed to the sides and lid for "Huntley & 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


Huntley & Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T44



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: 115.00


Miniature Tin Trunk TT3



Bass & Co Brass Vesta Case VC9
Bass & 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

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