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Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F601
Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F601
Original, quality burnished steel continental fireside shovel with turned decoration to the stem, a dainty spade end and a brass finial. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 27" x 4.5" x 3.5" front to back. 
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Price: 65.00


3 Piece Set of Brass Fire Irons F600
Original, quality three piece set of brass fire irons circa 1880, comprising shovel, tongs and poker, each with shaped top handles. The shovel is pierced to the shovel was to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash, the tongs have heavy shoulders and the poker has a shaped and tapered wrought tip. All have been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. Shovel 25.5" x 4.5" x 1.25". Tongs 26" x 2.75" x 1.25". Poker 25.25" x 1.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 200.00


3 Piece Set of Brass Fire Irons F600



3 Piece Set of Engraved Brass Fire Irons F599
3 Piece Set of Engraved Brass Fire Irons F599
Original, quality three piece set of late 19th century engraved brass fire irons comprising shovel, tongs and poker, each with engraved detail of flowers and leaves to the handles. The shovel is stamped to the reverse with the registration number for the year 1890, the poker has a tapered and shaped brass tip and the tongs are engraved to the shoulders and grips as well as the handle. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. Shovel 28" x 5.5" x 1.5". Tongs 27" x 3.5" x 1.5". Poker 26.75" x 1.5" 1.5". 
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Price: 230.00


Vaseline Glass Hall Lantern HL510
Original, quality 1920's cylindrical brass electric hall lantern in the original bronzed finish and with the original superb vaseline glass cylinder. A replacement bronzed ceiling rose and a length of similar chain is included and all has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holder. Fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. Lantern 11" tall, 6" widest plus chain 13" and ceiling rose 2" tall x 2.5" diam. 
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Price: 450.00


Vaseline Glass Hall Lantern HL510



Electric Hall Lantern HL509
Electric Hall Lantern HL509
Original, quality 1920's moulded frosted glass hall lantern with the original brass shade holder, rewired and with a length of replacement brass chain and ceiling rose. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holder. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra and all is complete and in good and working order. Shade plus holder 12.5" tall and 9" widest. Chain 15" plus ceiling rose 2" tall x 3" diam. 
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Price: 195.00


Frosted Glass Bowl Light Fitting HL508
Original, quality 1920's large than average frosted glass bowl mounted within a cast brass ring in the original 'bronzed' finish. The bowl is decorated with laurel wreath swag designs and is suspended with three lengths of replacement 'bronzed' finish chain, a similar old ceiling rose and a new 'bronzed' electric bulb holder. All is complete and in good and working order. Bowl 20" diam, bowl and chain 19" tall plus ceiling rose 3.25" x 3.75" diam. 
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Price: 385.00


Frosted Glass Bowl Light Fitting HL508



Visitors Exterior Brass Bell Pull BP280
Visitors Exterior Brass Bell Pull BP280
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass exterior bell pull with a circular dished backplate detailed "Visitors". For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Replacement rear springs and washers have been fitted and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 4.5" diam. Front to back visible 1". Whole item 5.5" front to back and 4.5" widest. 
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Price: 300.00


Stone Sink with Damage SS100
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century rectangular shaped stone sink of good proportions and colour and with a covering of lichen to the outside. One corner has broken away in one piece and one opposite corner has a short hairline crack. A good looking sink otherwise. Exterior 28" x 18" x 9" tall. Interior 23.5" x 13.5" and 5.5" deep. 
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Price: 150.00


Stone Sink with Damage SS100



Deep Stone 'D' Shaped Sink SS99
Deep Stone 'D' Shaped Sink SS99
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century deep 'D' shaped stone sink. This good example has a good colour and covering of lichen to the outside and appears not to have a drain hole, but one can be drilled on request. Complete and in good order. Exterior 22" wide x 23" front to back and 13.5" tall. Interior 18" wide x 19" front to back and 10" deep. 
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Price: 450.00


Large Deep 'D' Shaped Stone Trough SS98
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century deep stone trough with two holes drilled for drainage and a 'D' shape to one end . the squared end has a short crack to the corner that does not reach the floor. All has a good colour and covering of lichen to the outside and is complete and in good order, apart from the short crack. Exterior 48" x 25" x 11" tall. Interior 44" x 21" 9" deep. 
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Price: 850.00


Large Deep 'D' Shaped Stone Trough SS98



Large Deep Stone Trough SS97
Large Deep Stone Trough SS97
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century deep stone trough with two drain holes, one to each end. This good example has two squared corners and two curved and a good colour and covering of lichen to the outside. Complete and in good order. Exterior 43.5" x 25.5" x 12.5" tall. Interior 39" x 21" x 8" deep. 
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Price: 850.00


Anvil A18
Original, quality pre-war 1.5 cwt size Blacksmith Anvil of the standard design with a rectangular shaped flat working bed to the top a pointed nose to the other end, a spread of four feet to the floor and also a circular hole and a square one both for inserting bending and cutting tools. A good working Anvil. Complete and in good order. 24" long, 11" tall and 14.5" x 4.5" bed. Base 10.5" x 10". 
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Price: 230.00


Anvil A18



Frys Advertising Mirror M172
Frys Advertising Mirror M172
Original, quality 1920's fry's advertising mirror in the original frame. The ply backboard has been replaced with another similar for the original was wormy. This super mirror is detailed "Frys Chocolate by appointment, Makers to T.M. the King & Queen" (being King George V) and "Makers to H.M. Queen Alexandra." This also has the Royal Coat of Arms in colour to the centre and "300 gold medals and c". Some very minor blemishes to the edges of the mirror, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Exterior frame 29.75" x 12" x 1" front to back. Usuable mirror 27" x 9.25". 
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Price: 700.00


Pair of Galvanised 'D' Shaped Planters G15
Original, quality pair of 1920's 'D' shaped galvanised water tanks drilled for drainage for use as planters. This good sturdy pair have rolled over top and base trims and are in good and usable condition as planters. Exterior 9" tall x 21.5" wide at the back and 12.5" front to back. 
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Price: 185.00


Pair of Galvanised 'D' Shaped Planters G15



Holophane Lamp Shade S401
Holophane Lamp Shade S401
Original, quality multifaceted pressed clear glass light shade. This shade has been fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. Manufactured by "Holophane" and embossed beneath the top collar "Patented 1909". Complete and in good order. 4.5" tall including holder and 5.5" widest. 
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Price: 85.00


Marbled Glass Lamp Shade S400
Original, quality 1920's / 1930's six sided marble flecked glass lamp shade, to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This example has coloured scenes of Chinese or Japanese people to each panel. Complete and in good order. 6" tall and 6.5" widest. 
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Price: 38.00


Marbled Glass Lamp Shade S400



Large Wedgwood Oval Platter P94
Large Wedgwood Oval Platter P94
Original, quality late 19th century cream coloured oval shaped meat platter with a floral decoration around the outer edge and a shaped recessed gravy well to the floor. The underside is impressed for the manufacturer Wedgwood and is complete and in good order with no chips, or blemishes. 21.5" x 17.5" x 2.75". 
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Price: 156.00


Bristol Blue Hyacinth Bulb Vase BV39
Original, quality freeblown Bristol blue coloured glass hyacinth bulb vase of the waisted form, showing good wear to the underside. Complete and in good order. 5.75" tall and widest 4.75". 
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Price: 45.00


Bristol Blue Hyacinth Bulb Vase BV39



Pair of Yew Wood Book Ends BS10
Pair of Yew Wood Book Ends BS10
Original, quality pair of pre-war bookends fashioned from cross sections of a yew tree branch mounted on slabs of beech and fitted with an ivorine plaque detailing "from the Yew Tree Stoke Poges Church". Complete and in good order. Bases 4" x 4" each. Total 4.75" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Torbay Cine Club Trophy P15
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated on Brittania metal trophy cup on a plinth. This example has engraved decoration all round in the form of swags and acanthus leaves, to the front an oval panel "Torbay amateur Cine Club". Complete and in good order. 11" tall including plinth, top 4" diam and base 4.5". 
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Price: 115.00


Torbay Cine Club Trophy P15



Hong Kong Police Truncheon PT185
Hong Kong Police Truncheon PT185
Original, quality police truncheon issued to the Hong Kong Police in 1996. This item in the untouched lacquered condition is rather later than my normal dateline for stock but it seemed rather special with the applied badge with our current Queen's Crown. Complete and in good order. 14.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Glass Fly Trap T114
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's freeblown clear glass fly trap with an inverted funnel, an applied top collar to the neck, three feet to the base and the original top glass stopper. These were baited with a sweet liquid to the inside to attract flies and wasps and used in the kitchen mainly. The insects became intoxicated and drowned in the liquid. Complete and in good and working order. 7" tall including stopper x 5" widest. 
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Price: 75.00


Glass Fly Trap T114



Glass Fly Trap T113
Glass Fly Trap T113
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's freeblown clear glass fly trap with an inverted funnel, an applied top collar to the neck and three feet to the base. These were baited with a sweet liquid to the inside to attract flies and wasps and used in the kitchen mainly. The insects became intoxicated and drowned in the liquid. Complete and in good and working order. 7" tall and 5.5" widest.  
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Price: 65.00


Glass Minnow Trap T112
Original, quality late 19th century freeblown glass minnow trap. These were used in fresh water to trap minnows and other small fish, to be used for live bait to catch pike or perch. This example has a deep hole to the base and a good applied top collar to the neck. Complete and in good and working order. 12" x 5" base diam. 
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Price: 85.00


Glass Minnow Trap T112



Half Gallon Bentwood Pulse Measure M242
Half Gallon Bentwood Pulse Measure M242
Original, quality circa 1900 corn chandlers half gallon bentwood pulse measure for pulses ( dried beans and peas ). The inside and front are branded "ER" and half gallon beneath a crown for the Reign of King Edward VII. The brand is strategically placed to ensure the measures are not cut down to give short measure. No worm holes or other damage and complete and in good order. 6" tall and 6" diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Quart Bentwood Pulse Measure M241
Original, quality late 19th century corn chandlers bentwood one Quart measure for pulses ( dried beans and peas etc. ). The top inside and the front are branded "VR 27" and "1 Quart" beneath a crown and these brands are strategically positioned to stop the measure being cut down and used giving short measure. Two or three old minor worm holes now treated, otherwise complete and in good order. 5" tall and 4.75" diameter. 
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Price: 45.00


Quart Bentwood Pulse Measure M241



Black Ceramic Door Pull Knob DP530
Black Ceramic Door Pull Knob DP530
Original, quality late 19th century black ceramic door pull knob with a threaded steel bar, nut and washer. No chips or damage and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3" diam, knob front to back 3" and bar 3.5" long. 
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Price: 75.00


Large Glazed Stoneware Mixing Bowl MB5
Original, quality large late 19th century glazed stoneware mixing bowl with a beaded embossed band, an impressed '6' for the size and "Price of Bristol" for the maker. A most unusual mixing bowl the first we have seen. Complete and in good and working order. 14.75" top diam and 6.75" tall. 
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Price: 135.00


Large Glazed Stoneware Mixing Bowl MB5



Betterwear Advert Ashtray A61
Betterwear Advert Ashtray A61
Original, quality pressed tin square ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and embossed details to the centre of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to commemorate the coronation in 1937 and around the rim for "Betterwear Mops, Polishes & Brushes". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 4" x 4" x 0.25" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Frys Aluminium Commemorative Tin T82
Original, quality square pressed aluminium tin with a hinged lid embossed in a raised form detailing "200 years of Excellence", "1728 & 1928" and "J.S Fry & Sons Ltd". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4.5" x 4.5" and 2".  
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Price: 65.00


Frys Aluminium Commemorative Tin T82



Etched Glass Lamp Shade S399
Etched Glass Lamp Shade S399
Original, quality late 19th century clear glass gas lamp shade. With the original aluminium gas shade holder drilled out to fit a standard, modern, electric bulb holder. This example has a wavy outer rim and an etched design of garlands all around. Will also fit old 3.5" gas gallery, if required. The shade holder is impressed "Bray No 790" and all is complete and in good and working order. 6" tall including holder and 5.5" widest. 
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Price: 45.00

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