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Watsons Matchless Cleanser Chair A142
Watsons Matchless Cleanser Chair A142
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's advertising chair issued for shop customers use. This exciting example has an enamel sign, detailing "Watsons Matchless Cleanser is the best soap for all purposes", fitted in the back. This sign is in near mint condition and is detailed to the bottom for the maker of the sign "Falkirk Iron Co" of "Scotland". The chair is in good condition and very study after several repairs namely an old split to the seat, now good and the legs were short, now sorted. The chair is in the original finish and colour and is impressed to the back of the seat board for the maker "F. East Dundee". These chairs are not easy to find these days and this example is now a good clean example and complete and in good order.

36.5" tall at back.

19.5" tall at seat front.

15" widest.

18" spread of front legs.

 
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Price: 1,350.00


W. H Smith Shop Light with Bracket A130
Original, quality 1950's advertising, electric lightbox with the original blacksmith made wrought iron wall bracket. The lightbox has a repeated illustration of a Newspaper Boy with a basket of Newspapers in a W.H Smith uniform and cap and the 'WHS' logo to the bottom corner. One side panel is glazed in white glass the underside is in clear glass and the other side has a hinged cover to access for changing the bulbs. This unit has been rewired with two new bulb holders and three core exterior covered flex. Although this unit is not designed for outdoor use so presumably it was used originally, either inside the shop window or elsewhere in the shop or perhaps in a shopping centre. The original blacksmith wrought iron wall bracket is generally in good order, although it has many old coats of paint and would benefit being stripped and repainted. A wonderful find in amazing condition.

Lightbox 15.5" x 9.5" x 4.5".

Bracket 25" x 25" x 1.5" x 1.5".

Total drop with sign on bracket 29".

 
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Price: 2,500.00


W. H Smith Shop Light with Bracket A130



Holdfast Boots & Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Holdfast Boots & Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Original, quality 1920's, Bentwood chair for use by customers in a retail shop. This chair is in the original finish and has embossed detail to the backrail "Agent for the Holdfast brand boots and shoes", "EWP & Co trademark" and with a knotted rope logo. The seat panel is also embosssed with a pattern and the underside has retained the original paper label for the maker of the chair Thonet. A very hard to find advertising chair, complete and in super condition.

35" tall at back.

19" tall to top of seat.

16" wide.

17.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 365.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B270
Original, quality 1920's brass shop door bell to be mounted on the door surround above the door and the door will strike the sprung clapper hanging downwards, when opened by a customer on entry. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2 tall.

Bell 3" diam.

Bracket, mounting plate 1.5" wide.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B270



Shop Door Bell B246
Shop Door Bell B246
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring, brass peg and bracket made to suit. When fitted as the pictures, to the back of the shop door, this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

When mounted 6" tall.

10" front to back.

Bell mouth 3.25".

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B243
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring, brass peg and bracket made to suit. When fitted as the pictures, to the back of the shop door, this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

When mounted 6" tall.

9" front to back.

Bell mouth 2.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B243



Pair of Brass Shelf Brackets B135
Pair of Brass Shelf Brackets B135
Original, quality pair of 1920's cast brass shelf brackets of a good weight and size with three countersunk screw holes to the back mount and two not countersunk to the horizontal. The horizontal support has an upturn to the tip. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order.

13.75" tall x 12.25" front to back.

5/8" wide.

 
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Price: 265.00


Pair of Art Nouveau Porch Brackets B133
Original, quality pair of late 19th century substantial cast iron porch brackets with a serious Art Nouveau design of seed pods on stems. Each bracket is embossed for the manufacturer "Parnall & Sons Ltd" and each backplate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting. Some good repairs, old flakey paint and surface rust otherwise complete and in good order, a super pair of brackets.

18" tall x 36" x 2.25" widest.

 
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Price: 585.00


Pair of Art Nouveau Porch Brackets B133



Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets B113
Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets B113
Original, quality pair of unused 1920's shop window brass pole brackets in the original matt gilt finish. Each backplate has three screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2" tall x 3" wide.

1" front to back.

 
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Price: 36.00


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112
Original, quality pair of unused 1920's shop window brass pole brackets in the original matt gilt finish. Each backplate has four screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2.5" tall x 2.5" wide.

0.5" front to back.

Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32
Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32
Original, quality late 19th century butcher's knife sharpening steel with a nickel ferrule guard and swivel hanging ring and a buffalo horn handle grip. The steel is impressed for a Sheffield maker and is a lot longer than normally found. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all is complete and in good and working order.

22" long including ring x 1.25" wide.

 
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Price: 115.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butchers shop, sharpening steel, with a stag horn antler handgrip, a brass safety guard and a brass hanging ring. The smooth iron is impressed for the manufacturer "Taylor eye witness Sheffield". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

17.5" long x 1.25" wide.

 
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Price: 65.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29
Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29
Original, quality, late 19th century, butcher's sharpening steel with a cow horn handle, a swivel top brass ring and a fine ribbed tapered steel. The steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the handle is made with four sections of different coloured horn. Cleaned and polished and the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

19" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


1937 Coronation Diary Blotter CC209
Original, quality unused and very clean diary with blotter pages issued as a souvenir of the Coronation of King Edward VIII which of course did not take place. This example was produced as a promotional item for "N. Nichols Baker & Confectioner of Bell Street Whitchurch Hampshire". Apart from a few very minor scuffs to the cover all is in mint condition and complete and in good order.

10.25" x 8" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


1937 Coronation Diary Blotter CC209



St Julien Tobacco Glass Change Slope CS3
St Julien Tobacco Glass Change Slope CS3
Original, quality 1920's / 30's moulded glass shop counter "Change Slope". This example is advertising "Ogden's St Julien Tobacco" with pictorial details of packets of "Virginia Blend" and "Empire Blend" at 11d per oz and 9½d per oz. The decoration is bright and clear and detailed to the reverse of the slope and has some damage to the paintwork and detail and the two back corners of the glass have chips, otherwise complete and in good order.

7" x 7.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 125.00


Needle Cabinet DC10
Original, quality late 19th century Haberdashery Shop Counter Cabinet in mahogany with two drawers and a top hinged lid to the third compartment. This cabinet was issued to the retailer stocked with G.L Turneys Best Needles. The top white 'Vitrolite' glass label to the upper section has been replaced with a plain panel, the remains of the original acid etched label is included (see picture) and the two drawers have retained the original etched panels and brass recessed pull handle. All has been cleaned and refinished and is complete and in good and working order, otherwise.

19" x 13" and 10.5" tall.

 
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Price: 585.00


Needle Cabinet DC10



Huge Brass Door Pull Bar DP494
Huge Brass Door Pull Bar DP494
Original, quality 1920's brass huge door pull bar probably from a shop door. This super example has a tubular bar with cast brass cranked supports and finials all mounted on a rectangular shaped sheet brass backplate with sixteen countersunk screw holes for mounting. A wonderful door pull, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 35.75" x 2.75".

Total 35.75" x 5.5".

3.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 385.00


Harris and Sheldon Brass Shop Display Stands, 3 available DS12
Original, quality circa 1900, brass shop display stand for shop window displays of clothing hats or shoes. Each stand will extend in height from 14.5" to 22" and two of the three are impressed to the cast iron weight underneath for the manufacturer "Harris & Sheldon Birmingham" and all three are stamped for the same to the Thumbscrew of the adjustment system. 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.

Height down 14.5" x 3.75" base diam.

4" width of top bar.

Price is for each

 
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Price: 85.00


Harris and Sheldon Brass Shop Display Stands, 3 available DS12



Brass Coal Scoop F569
Brass Coal Scoop F569
Original, quality late 19th century unused brass coal scoop originally from a shaped brass coal helmet of superb quality. This example has the original turned and ebonised shaped beechwood handle. All is in mint condition with not a dent or blemish in sight and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Could also possibly have been a corn chandler's scoop.

16.5" x 5.75" widest x 6" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Grocers Brass Scoop GS1
Original, quality circa 1900, all brass grocers / corn chandlers shop scoop with rolled over joints and rims and soldered joints. Some minor dents otherwise complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

11.5" x 4" x 4".

 
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Price: 65.00


Grocers Brass Scoop GS1



Wrought Iron Meat Hook H42
Wrought Iron Meat Hook H42
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made butchers 'S' meat hook with one blunt end possibly broken off and one sharp curved point. Cleaned and lacquered and in good and working order.

12.5" x 5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Brass Shop Sign Letter T HN41
Original, quality post-war upper cased brass letter 'T' originally part of a shop sign. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

8" x 6.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 36.00


Brass Shop Sign Letter T HN41



Brass Shop Sign Letter L HN37
Brass Shop Sign Letter L HN37
Original, quality post-war upper cased brass letter 'L', originally part of a shop name. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

8" x 4.25" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 36.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass, matching letters each with countersunk screw holes for mounting and originally for shop signs, etc. All has been polished and lacquered and are complete and in good order. Letters available: O x 5, R x 1, T x 1 and U x 1.

Each 2.5" x 0.25" front to back.

Price is for each.

Please state which one is required if ordering online.

 
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Price: 10.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18



Cast Iron Letter Embosser LE11
Cast Iron Letter Embosser LE11
Original, quality cast iron letter embosser / company seal press, circa 1900. This example has a top press down lever and is decorated in the original gilt detail to the outer edges and in a floral decoration to the lever. The stamp, although it does make an impression, not clean to read but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Ideal for a bookends or doorstops.

6" tall.

6.5" x 3" base.

 
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Price: 45.00


Cast Iron Letter Embosser LE10
Original, quality cast iron letter embosser / company seal press circa 1900. This example has a top press down lever and is decorated in the original gilt detail to the outer edges and in a floral decoration to the lever. The stamp details "Town Mill Sawmill Ltd". Ideal for a bookends or doorstops and complete and in good and working order.

6.5" tall.

Base 6.5" x 3.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Cast Iron Letter Embosser LE10



Butchers Meat Cleaver MC9
Butchers Meat Cleaver MC9
Original, quality late 19th century butchers meat cleaver with the original turned beech handle with a brass ferrule and a hanging eye to the top of the blade. The steel is stamped "Thomas Turner Regd" for the manufacturer and all has been cleaned and waxed and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

13.5" x 1.5" x 4".

 
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Price: 45.00


6 Matching Unused Price Tickets NP370
Original, quality post-war six matching unused adjustable price tickets from a butchers' or greengrocers' shop. These shield shape white flexible plastic tickets detail "To-Day's Prices" with the shillings to the left and a spin adjuster, from one to eleven pence to the right. The six here shows one, two, three, four, five and six shilling with the pence wheel. Complete and in good and working order.

Each shield 3" x 3" plus spike of 1.75".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 156.00


6 Matching Unused Price Tickets NP370



Green Enamel on Brass Letter NP273
Green Enamel on Brass Letter NP273
Original, quality 1920's green enamelled on brass shop sign letter of a good heavy weight and in super condition, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

8" tall and 3/8" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign S232
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy enamel advertising sign with white text on Royal blue background in two styles of bold upper cased "Wm Ferguson Gas Fitter and Ironmonger". The sign manufacturer is detailed to the lower right corner "Macfarlane Bros. Glasgow". Damage to much of the outer edge with some metal loss as well as enamel but a surprisingly clean and bright gloss to the enamel. A super and early sign with an unusual subject matter. Complete and in good order.

42" x 30".

 
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Price: 485.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign S232



Huge 'Hove' Ginger Beer Bottle SJ279
Huge 'Hove' Ginger Beer Bottle SJ279
Original, quality late 19th century / circa 1900, huge Shop Counter, two tone glazed stoneware ginger beer dispenser. This superb example, one of the largest we have seen, is perfect to scale in proportion and the cup handles to the shoulder is another first. The front is transfer printed for the supplier of the original contents "Abbot Bros. Hove". Some minor chips to the stopper, otherwise complete and in good order.

24" x 9.75".

 
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Price: 300.00


Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7
Original, quality 1920's, clear glass confectionery shop sweet jar, with a shaped body and a shaped cap with ground glass collars to both for an airtight fit. Some visible wear to the underside and all is complete and in good and working order. A very usable storage / display jar.

13.5" tall.

5" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7



Ogdens Stoneware Tobacco Jar T27
Ogdens Stoneware Tobacco Jar T27
Original, quality 1920's tobacconist shop, tobacco dispensing jar in glazed stoneware. This example has a blue band to the top and 'Ogdens Impi Twist" for the blend of tobacco to the front and reverse, also "Issued by The Imperial Tobacco Co. ( of Great Britain & Ireland ) Ltd". A short faint hairline crack to the front top and others to the base rim and originally had a tin lid, otherwise complete and in good order.

6.5" tall.

6" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles TR5
Original, quality pair of pre war decorators wooden trestles in the old faded cream paintwork with the original wrought iron hinges. A good sturdy pair of trestles ideal for shop display or as working trestles. Complete and in good and working order.

7.5" tall closed.

25" at base.

15" at top.

5.5" front to back closed.

Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles TR5

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