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W. H Smith Shop Light with Bracket A130
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: 1,850.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B305
Original, quality late 19th century brass bell fashioned into a shop door bell by fitting a replacement steel spring and a brass mounting plate made to suit. The mounting plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting. The brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order.

7.5" total height.

9" front to back.

Bell mouth 2.75" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B305



Brass Shop Door Bell B304
Brass Shop Door Bell B304
Original, quality late 19th century brass bell fashioned into a shop door bell by fitting a replacement steel spring and a brass mounting plate made to suit. The mounting plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting. The brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order.

7" total height.

11" front to back.

Bell mouth 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B303
Original, quality late 19th century brass bell fashioned into a shop door bell by fitting a replacement steel spring and a brass mounting plate made to suit. The mounting plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order.

10" total height.

8.5" front to back.

Bell mouth 3" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B303



Brass Shop Door Bell B302
Brass Shop Door Bell B302
Original, quality late 19th century brass bell fashioned into a shop door bell by fitting a replacement steel spring and a brass mounting plate made to suit. The mounting plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order.

10" total height.

8" front to back.

Bell mouth 3" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B301
All original, quality late 19th century shop bell with a replacement brass mounting plate made to suit with two countersunk screw holes. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel spring cleaned and repainted black. Complete and in good and working order.

10" total height.

8" front to back.

Bell mouth 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B301



Brass Shop Door Bell B270
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


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 B113



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


Glass Apothecary Jar BJ206
Original, quality late 19th century cylindrical clear glass apothecary jar with a cut glass stopper with a ground base and inner surface to the neck. This good example has a ground and polished pontil to the underside and an old chemist label to the front. All is complete and in good order with not a chip in sight.

11" tall x 3.75" diam.

Aperture 1" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Glass Apothecary Jar BJ206



Glass Apothecary Jar BJ205
Glass Apothecary Jar BJ205
Original, quality late 19th century cylindrical clear glass apothecary jar with a cut glass stopper with a ground base and inner surface to the neck. This good example has a ground and polished pontil to the underside and remains of the original paper label to the front. All is complete and in good order with not a chip in sight.

11" tall including stopper x 4" diam.

Top aperture 2" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Glass Apothecary Jar BJ204
Original, quality late 19th century cylindrical clear glass apothecary jar with a cut glass stopper with a ground base and inner surface to the neck. This good example has a ground and polished pontil to the underside, a shield shaped original paper label to the front and apart from a smoky inner, all is complete and in good order with not a chip in sight.

11" tall including stopper x 4" diam.

Top aperture 2" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Glass Apothecary Jar BJ204



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS44
Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS44
Original, quality late 19th century horn handled butchers' sharpening steel stamped "Cast Steel". Both the swivel hanging ring and the safety ferrule are in nickel and the cowhorn grip has a twisted design. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

17.75" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 78.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS43
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel stamped "J Woodcook C & M 1884" to the steel shaft. The handle turned in cowhorn has a wrought iron swivel ring and all has been cleaned and lacquered. Complete and in good and working order.

16.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS43



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS42
Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS42
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with an octagonal shaped cowhorn handle. A nickel swivel hanging ring and a tapered textured steel impressed "cast steel" and brass guard for safety . All is complete and in good and working order.

21" long x 1.5".

 
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Price: 89.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS41
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with a turned cowhorn handle, a brass swivel hanging ring and a brass guard for safety. The textured steel rod is impressed "Cast Steel" and all is complete and in good and working order.

17" long x 1.25" diam.

 
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Price: 78.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS41



Mahogany Handled Butchers Steel BS40
Mahogany Handled Butchers Steel BS40
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with a turned mahogany handle, a brass swivel hanging ring, a plain tapered sharpening steel and a brass guard for safety. The steel is impressed "Taylor's" eye within for the Sheffield Maker" and all is complete and in good and working order

16.5" x 1.25" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Horn Handle Butchers Steel BS39
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with a shaped cowhorn handle, a brass guard and a top brass swivel hanging ring. The steel is stamped "Cast Steel" and all is complete and in good and working order.

18" x 1.5" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Horn Handle Butchers Steel BS39



Miniature Butchers Sharpening Steel BS35
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


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



1937 Coronation Diary Blotter CC209
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


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: 95.00


St Julien Tobacco Glass Change Slope CS3



Harris and Sheldon Brass Shop Display Stands, 3 available DS12
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


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: 56.00


Brass Coal Scoop F569



Corn Chandlers Grain Scoop GS2
Corn Chandlers Grain Scoop GS2
Original, quality late 19th century tinsmith made steel grain scoop with a short inset ash handle. This example has a great form, a good colour and is complete and in good and working order. The metalwork has been cleaned and lacquered and the wood cleaned and waxed.

18.5" x 5" x 2" front to back.

 
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Price: 68.00


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 and Enamel Shop Sign Letter O HN42
Original, quality late 19th century large upper cased O' in cast pink brass with a lime green enamel infill. Originally from a shop sign. Small chip on the enamel, otherwise complete and in good order.

Exterior 8" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass and Enamel Shop Sign Letter O HN42



Brass Shop Sign Letter T HN41
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 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


Brass Shop Sign Letter L HN37



Brass 'O', 3 available HN18
Brass 'O', 3 available HN18
Original, quality 1920's cast brass letter 'O' originally from a shop sign and with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

Each 2.5" x 0.25".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 5.00


White Ceramic Ham Stand HS4
Original, quality pre-war butcher's shop white ceramic 'Ham Stand' with a circular base and top and transfer printed to the top surface "The Smithfield Supply Co. London E.C.I". Some minor stains to the base otherwise complete and in good order.

7.25" tall x 7.5" diam top and base.

 
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Price: 85.00


White Ceramic Ham Stand HS4



Cast Iron Letter Embosser LE10
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


Brades Meat Cleaver MC12
Original, quality 1920's steel meat cleaver with the original turned beech handle, steel ferrule, a hanging hole to the corner of the blade and "Brades 1" stamped to the blade for the manufacturer. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

12.5" x 4.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brades Meat Cleaver MC12



Brades Steel Meat Cleaver MC11
Brades Steel Meat Cleaver MC11
Original, quality late 19th century steel butchers' meat cleaver with a turned beech handle, a steel ferrule and a hanging eye to the corner of the blade. The blade is impressed "Brades Co '5'". All is in super condition and complete and in good and working order.

Total 14.25" x 4.75" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


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: 135.00


6 Matching Unused Price Tickets NP370



Brass String Box SB12
Brass String Box SB12
Original, quality late 19th century cylindrical brass string box in super condition. This example in cast and spun finished brass has a screw off lid with a central hole for the string, reeded bands to the body and a moulded rim to the base. The front is later engraved "MKW from RGW 1930. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6" tall x 5" base diam.

 
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Price: 230.00


Shop Sweet Jar with Bakelite Top SJ24
Original, quality 1920's / 30's moulded glass sweet shop sweet display jar of an unusual design with the original bakelite screw on lid. The underside of this jar is embossed "British Made" and all is complete and in good and working order.

7.5" tall.

6" widest.

Inside aperture 3.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Sweet Jar with Bakelite Top SJ24



Clear Glass Shop Sweet Jar SJ22
Clear Glass Shop Sweet Jar SJ22
Original, quality post-war, clear glass shop sweet jar with the original composition screw on lid. This jar is embossed to the underside "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order.

12" tall x 5.5" x 4.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Clear Glass Shop Sweet Jar SJ21
Original, quality pre-war, clear glass shop sweet jar with the original black bakelite screw on lid. The jar is embossed to the underside "Made in England" and all is complete and in good and working order.

11.75" x 5.5" x 4.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Clear Glass Shop Sweet Jar SJ21



Needlers Shop Glass Sweet Jar SJ20
Needlers Shop Glass Sweet Jar SJ20
Original, quality pre-war clear glass shop sweet jar with the original aluminium screw on lid and the remains of a paper collar around the neck for "Needlers". The top of the lid is embossed "Needlers Ltd of Hull" and the jar is detailed to the underside "British Made". Complete and in good and working order.

11.75" tall x 5.5" x 4.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


Sharps Shop Glass Sweet Jar SJ19
Original, quality 1920's clear glass shop sweet jar with the original bakelite screw on lid in a mottled brown colour, the top of the lid is embossed "Sharps" for the toffee manufacturer and to the inside "Recopast Great Yarmouth". The underside of the glass jar is embossed "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order.

12" tall.

5.5" x 4.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Sharps Shop Glass Sweet Jar SJ19



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


Grocers Tea Canister TC34
Original, quality late 19th century tinsmith made Grocers' shop tea canister of the bellied form, rectangular shape, with the original tin lid and most of the original black japanned paintwork. Complete and in good order.

12" tall including lid.

Base 7.75" x 5.5".

Body 8" x 6".

 
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Price: 68.00


Grocers Tea Canister TC34

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