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Australian Aircraft Ashtray   A37
Australian Aircraft Ashtray A37
Original, quality, cast brass ashtray in the form of 'Australia' engraved with the states and many towns. This ashtray is fitted with two cigarette rests to the front and a twin engined aircraft on a stand over the top. The plane is engraved "South Pacific, Sydney Australia 1946". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and apart from the propeller blades missing all is complete and in good order. Base map 6.5" x 5" + 1", total 4.5" tall x 6.5" x 6" front to back.  
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Price: 350.00


Opening Ceremony Scissors CC136
Pair of original, quality, silver handled scissors used for an opening ceremony in Kingston-Upon- Hull in 1935, in the original shaped and fitted box. The case has a hinged lid, cream silk lining to the lid, black velvet to the base, gold tooled leather cloth to the outer and a gilded commemoration plaque to the top of the hinged lid. The plaque is engraved "Presented to Ald. A. Stark, J.P. and Lord Mayor of Kingston-Upon-Hull on the occasion of the opening by him of Hull's Super Service Station for Automobile Purchases (Hull) Ltd, 10th July 1935". The silver handled scissors are hallmarked for "Birmingham 1934" and engraved with the initials "A" and "S". All is in super condition, the scissors having little use only and the box is in near mint as you can get. What a most unusual opening ceremony. Box 9.25" x 4.25" and 0.75" front to back, scissors 7.5" x 2.25".  
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Price: 300.00


Opening Ceremony Scissors   CC136



Doulton Tankard / Beagle Puppy Prize   M173
Doulton Tankard / Beagle Puppy Prize M173
Original, quality, Doulton saltglazed, two tone tankard with a rear loop handle and white applied decorative scenes of seated gents in tricorn hats drinking or smoking and a horse and rider with hounds chasing a stag. This example is mounted with a hallmarked silver rim to the top edge, engraved "Hulton Beagles Puppy Show 1st Prize 1901". The underside is impressed "Doulton Lambeth England" and "8211". All is in mint condition, bright, clear and complete. 5.25" tall, 3.5" + 5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 165.00


First World War Presentation Cup M92
Original, quality nickel plated trophy cup with embossed decoration, side handles and mounted on an ebonised turned wooden plinth. But most of all engraved to the front "Presented to Pte A Metcalfe K.O.R.N.L on his return from active service in the war of 1914 - 18, from the people of Mallerstang". Complete and in good order. 7" tall x 6.25" widest, front to back 3.5" and base 4" diam. 
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Price: 135.00


First World War Presentation Cup M92



Copper Toogood Trophy Shield   G17
Copper Toogood Trophy Shield G17
Original, quality, pressed copper "Toogood Best in The Show" shield in the original unpolished patinated finish, with the year presentation shield above at the top of the chains dated 1908 and bearing the Royal Coat of Arms. The main shield of a thick guage copper is deeply embossed with fine detail, the Kings Crown to the top above the Royal Coat of Arms, a central cameo of various Poultry surrounded by a larrel wreath, with an array of flowers and fruit above to the left and vegetables to the right. The text is all in banner swags "The Toogood Shield For The Best in The Show", "Toogood and Sons, The Kings Seedsmen", "For The Best in The Show, Won By... and at... " and "Presented By Toogood and Sons Southampton". This shield has never been engraved and is in mint condition in all aspects, with just a little discolouration to the reverse. The first we have seen of this size awarded by "Toogood and Sons". Main shield 12.25" x 10", total length complete 13.75".  
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Price: 265.00


Presentation Trowel P8
Original, quality late 19th century silver plated presentation trowel with engraved detail and an irovy handle. The upper surface is engraved "Presented by the Trustees of the West Bridgeford Wesleyan Chapel to Miss Nellie Alcock on the occasion of her laying the memorial stone April 19th 1888". Some rubbing to the plated surface to both sides and some minor dents, otherwise complete and in good order. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super piece of Social History. Total 11.5" x 3.25" x 1". 
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Price: 185.00


Presentation Trowel P8



Silver Presentation Trowel in Case P7
Silver Presentation Trowel in Case P7
Original, quality late19th century hallmarked and engraved silver presentation trowel in the original morrocan leather covered fitted case. This superb example has a clean and smooth turned irovy handle and a shaped silver blade engraved unusually to both sides. The top is engraved with acanthus scrolls and "Presented to James Davies Esq. on the occasion of his laying a Memorial Stone of the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, City Road London, 7th Dec 1882". The reverse is engraved "Presented to Mr Ian Rowberry managing director Rosehaugh Copartnership Developments Ltd by directors of Wates Construction (London) Ltd to Commemorate the topping out of the New Caledonian Wharf SE16 on Wednesday 2nd November 1988". Good clear silver hallmarks are also to the reverse. The fitted case is lined with Royal Blue velvet and silk and the hinged lid interior is detailed in gilt "Goldsmith's Alliance Ltd Cornhill London". This whole item is faultless and the best we have seen. Box 14" x 5.25" x 2.5". Trowel 12.5" x 4" x 2". 
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Price: 750.00


Hurdles Trophy P6
Original, quality silver plated sporting trophy with two side handles and engraved to the front "Stonghurst College, D. Mc Dowell Hurdles 1934". The underside is stamped for the manufacturer "Angle Plate W.H & S.E.P". Some rubbing to the plating, otherwise complete and in good order. 6.5" tall, 5.25" wide including handles and base 2.5" diam.  
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Price: 45.00


Hurdles Trophy P6



Presentation Trowel P5
Presentation Trowel P5
Original, quality silver plated presentation trowel with engraved detail and an ivorine handle.The reverse is stamped "Maton Cardiff" for the manufacturer and the face "Presented to Miss M. Watts on the occasion of the laying of the Foundation Stone, Noddfa Baptist Chapel Fochriw Sept 29. 1903". The ivorine grip has two decorative ferules. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 13" x 3.75" x 1.5". 
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Price: 230.00


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


1877 Horn Beaker   P4



Dillington Heap Steeplechase Trophy   P3
Dillington Heap Steeplechase Trophy P3
Original, quality, rectangular shaped Sheffield plated on copper biscuit box with a hinged lid and a ropetwist bead around the top and bottom edges. The cushioned shaped lid is engraved "Aronian Boy, Winner of Dillington Heap Steeplechase, Taunton 1940, Ridden by T Hanbury". Some rubbing to the plate showing the copper bleeding through mainly around the engraving. Complete and in good order. 7" x 4.5" + 3.5" tall.  
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Price: 115.00


Brass Oil Lamp OL74
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb brass urn shaped oil side lamp, with a lift out font and styalised serpent side handles, all mounted on a block brass pedestal. Three sides of the pedestal are embossed and engraved with designs of grapes, vines and leaves and the other is detailed "Presented to John Hanna Esq J.P. by the Ashton Under Lyne Caledonian Association, July 21st 1896. Burns Centenary". The main body is profusely embossed and engraved with designs of grapes, vines and leaves as on the pedestal, and the lift out font has a reeded design to match that on the foot of the urn. The twin 1" wick oil burner is a top of the range 'Hinks' burner in brass, with a white ceramic button to the wick control and marked "Hinks Duplex No 2" and has a gallery lifting device to enable the lamp to be lit without removing the shade or chimney. This burner has the side lug attachments to lock onto the top collar and is stamped "Hinks and Sons Patent". The glass chimney is included in the price but the shade is not and is no longer available. All is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. A very unusual oil lamp with an interesting dedication. Complete and in good and working order. Plinth 5.25" x 5.25" base, 10.5" widest + 7.5" front to back excluding shade, 28" tall with chimney + 19" without. 
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Price: 300.00


Brass Oil Lamp    OL74



Tylers Ltd Tennis Tournament Cup SG217
Tylers Ltd Tennis Tournament Cup SG217
Original, quality small nickel Tennis Trophy, egg cup size with a stand in the form of three tennis racquets. The cup is engraved "Tylers Ltd, Sports & Social Club Ladies Tennis Championship 29th Oct 1943 Winner, E. Merret". Polished and lacquered and complete and in good order. 3.75" tall and 2" diam plinth. 
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Price: 65.00


Liverpool Pigeon Show Trophy SG214
Original, quality late 19th century nickel plated goblet shaped Trophy on an ebony plinth. This example is engraved with four panels for details of awards. One panel is engraved "Liverpool Dog Poultry & Pigeon Show Jan 26th 1892, awarded to Mrs H James for best Muff Tumbler". Although the plating is worn the engraving is sharp and clear and all is complete and in good order. This item was purchased during the filiming of an episode of Dickinson's Real Deal on location at Stafford. Trophy 8.25" tall and 4" diam. Total on plinth 10.75" tall and plinth 4.75" diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Liverpool Pigeon Show Trophy SG214



Saint Joseph Club Brindle Billiard Trophy SG215
Saint Joseph Club Brindle Billiard Trophy SG215
Original, quality 1920's Britannia metal two handled Billiard trophy with the original cover and engraved "St Joseph's Club Brindle Billiard Cup & presented for the years 1920 to 1925 to J. Thomspon. 1920, to A. Walmsley. 1921 / 1922 / 1924, to J. Walmsley. 1923, to W. Ashton 1925. This super example is complete and in good order but with the nickel plating well rubbed showing the pewter type metal bleeding through. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 16.5" tall including lid, 13" wide including handles and 8" front to back. 
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Price: 230.00


Table Tennis Trophy SG213
Original, quality 1950's nickel plated shield shaped trophy mounted on a bakelite shield with an easel backstand. Engraved "Ribblesdale Table Tennis League, League Runners Up 1956-57 Arnold Lucas". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 4.5" tall x 3.5" wide and when standing 2" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Table Tennis Trophy SG213



1906 Cambridge Rowing Trophy   SG197
1906 Cambridge Rowing Trophy SG197
Original, quality, quart sized pewter two handled rowing trophy engraved "Clare College Junior Trial Eights 1906" with the coat of arms over "Care Adsum" to one side and the list of team members to the other "F.Ferraboschi, V.G. Shaw, C de M Schumitz, F.W.C. Douglas, S.C. Asklin, G. Aydon. E.T. Cutler, H.J. Newton Clare, C.H. Fisher and R.C. Martin the coach". The underside has a clear glass bottom and is stamped for the maker "Munsey Cambridge". All is complete and in good order and with a good warm pewter colour. 6.5" tall x 8.75 " wide including handles and 4.75" base diameter.  
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Price: 115.00

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