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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: 56.00


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


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 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.

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.

5.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 34.00


Miniature Brass Fender F110



Small Copper Spirit Funnel F25
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


Stoneware Muffwarmer FW110
Original, quality stoneware muffwarmer in the form of a miniature hot water bottle / foot / bed warmer. This super example has the original screw on stopper to the top and is detailed to the front "Made at ye old Fulham Pottery estd 1671" and the registration number for the year 1913". All is complete and in good order apart from the missing clip on wire and wooden handle. Not a common example.

4" x 2" x 2".

 
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Price: 185.00


Stoneware Muffwarmer FW110



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: 156.00


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


Brass Dairy Can / Inkwell IW107



Small Copper Sponge Mould JM383
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 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



Half Pint Copper Kettle K172
Half Pint Copper Kettle K172
Original, quality late 19th century half pint copper kettle with a circular lid with a brass knob. This is a good scaled down example of the standard type of Victorian copper kettle. A small good repair to the base edge and the underside of the top handle and good tinning to the interior. All is now complete and in good and working order with the exterior being polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Total 5.5" tall.

Body 4.25" diam.

6" wide including spout.

 
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Price: 185.00


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


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 M131



Trench Art Coal Helmet M130
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


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


Brass Money Box MB57



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: 300.00


Meccano Miniature Copper Oil Can OC65



Small Double Brass Photo Frame PF150
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: 68.00


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 plus 0.75" tall.

Total 4.5" diam plus 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 185.00


Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP95



Salter Letter Balance PS64
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


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


Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S242



Miniature Kitchen Range S11
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: 1,450.00


2 Similar Miniature Brass Saucepans with Lids SP226
Original, quality 1920's miniature brass saucepans with lids. These super examples are good scaled down examples with tapered tubular handles, strap handles to the lids and good riveted mounts. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

Body with lid 1.75" tall.

Total including handle 2.25" tall x 4.25" long.

2" wide.

Price is for each

 
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Price: 56.00


2 Similar Miniature Brass Saucepans with Lids SP226



Sheffield Plated Small Card Tray T141
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


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 Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
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


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


Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30



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

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