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Cunard Line Bakelite Ashtray   A44
Cunard Line Bakelite Ashtray A44
Original, quality 1920's, circular brown bakelite ashtray with five original cigarette resting points and embossed to the centre "Cunard Line" for the shipping company. The reverse is embossed for the manufacturer "Fraser and Glass Ltd London N12" and "British Made". A small chip under the outer rim, otherwise complete and in good and working order. 5.75" diameter x 0.75".  
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Price: 56.00


1935 Jubilee Mug CC109
Original, quality, ceramic mug issued to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935. The front has a coloured detail of the King and Queen, the reverse has a small coloured detail and the other side has black type detail "With Compliments of The Petty Officers' Mess Devonport 1935". The underside is printed for the manufacturer "George Jones and Sons Crescent". Perfect and complete. 3.25" tall x 3.25" and 4.25" wide including handle.  
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Price: 65.00


1935 Jubilee Mug   CC109



J Stone Brass Porthole N23
J Stone Brass Porthole N23
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's heavy all cast brass ship's porthole, with the glass to the hinged section and a cogged ratchet locking system. The glazed window frame is impressed "J Stone & Co London" for the manufacturer and "Mullans Patent". A very heavy porthole, appears complete and in good order. This item was purchased during the filming of an episode of Dickinson's Real Deal at Stafford. Outer Frame 18" diam, glazed frame 15.5" diam exterior, visible glass 12" and total 3.25" front to back. 
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Price: 450.00


RMS Aquitania Ashtray N17
Original, quality 1920's, square shaped, pressed brass ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and an embossed detail to the centre of a liner with four funnels and "RMS Aquitania". Polished and lacquered, complete and in good order. 3.75" square x 0.5" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


RMS Aquitania Ashtray   N17



RMS Queen Mary Ashtray   N16
RMS Queen Mary Ashtray N16
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, brass ashtray with an enamelled crest to the centre for "RMS Queen Mary". This square ashtray has a cigarette groove to each corner and was originally nickel plated, most of which is still visible to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4.75" x 4.5" and 0.5".  
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Price: 75.00


Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque 3 available NP15
Original, quality, oval shaped white enamel boat registration plate's for use on the River Thames. Each one is detailed in black type on white "Thames Conservancy available until 31st December", other details differ for each"- 160/13 for 1944. 3/31 to 1944. 30/12 to 1947. In reasonable condition with some rubbing to the outer edges. The reverse of each has been cleaned and lacquered. Please state which one your require if ordering online. 4" x 3". Price is for each.  
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Price: 45.00


Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque 3 available NP15



Rolling Reefing Claw Ring N12
Rolling Reefing Claw Ring N12
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast pink brass, hoop shaped rolling reefer with a pierced out, main frame and an open end with four lignum vitae (wooden) rollers. In good order. 6" external diameter, roller 2.5" wide and frame 1" wide.  
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Price: 65.00


Deck Locker Brass Plaque NP112
Original, quality pre-war, sheet brass name plate, with impressed detail 'Deck Locker' in black painted infill and with two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Probably from a ship. Polished and lacquered and complete and in good order. Declon Locker are you out there? 6.75" x 1.25". 
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Price: 38.00


Deck Locker Brass Plaque NP112



1877 Horn Beaker   P4
1877 Horn Beaker P4
Original, quality, late 19th century, tapered cowhorn beaker with a glass bottom and mounted to the front with a shield shaped silver or silver plated plaque detailed "B.R.N.A.V.", "Cutter's Race, Gunner, R Murray 1877" This was a trophy / prize awarded in 1877. Although the top is a little oval in shape all is complete and in super condition. 5" tall, 3.5" top diameter, 2.25" base diameter.  
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Price: 135.00


Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter SA23
Original, quality 1920's, 'ship's wheel' cigar cutter on the original circular steel base. The cigar tip would be placed down behind the wheel and the wheel, when turned, will trim off the cigar. The underside is marked to the swinging cover "Made in Germany" and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 5" tall, wheel with spokes 2.5" wide, base 2.75" diameter. 
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Price: 75.00


Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter   SA23



Lignum Vitae Cringle T25
Lignum Vitae Cringle T25
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb huge 'Gromet' shaped piece of turned lignum vitae, referred to as a Cringle and used with nartical ropework. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float. A wonderful, very tactile object, complete and in good order. 5" diameter x 3" thick.  
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Price: 135.00

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