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Star Cigarettes Dummy Packet A110
Star Cigarettes Dummy Packet A110
Original, quality 1920's / 30's shop cardboard dummy display cigarette packet of huge proportions detailing "WD & H.O Wills Bristol & London", "Star Cigarettes" to the front and back "10 Cigarettes" to one side and "This label is Issued by The Imperial Tobacco Co ( of Great Britain & Ireland ) Limited". Some scruffy edges and some paper repair gummed tape used inside to support weak edges and folds, otherwise complete and in good order. 15" x 8.5" x 4". 
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Price: 125.00


Stella Lager Ashtray A91
Original, quality 1920's/30's moulded glass ashtray with four corner cigarette rests and an advert to the base detailing "Stella Lager". Some wear to the protective paint to the underside otherwise complete and in good order. 6.5" x 5" x 1". 
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Price: 56.00


Stella Lager Ashtray A91



Burgoynes Wines Bakelite Ashtray A56
Burgoynes Wines Bakelite Ashtray A56
Original, quality 1920's /30's circular bakelite ashtray with three cigarette rests and embossed letters detailing "Burgoyne's Empire Wines". Cleaned and waxed, in super condition and complete. 4.5" base diam and 0.75" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Dubonnet Brass Ashtray A55
Original, quality 1920's circular pressed brass ashtray with three cigarette rests and embossed 'Dubonnet' in upper cased text to the rim. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4.25" diam and 0.5" front to back. 
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Price: 36.00


Dubonnet Brass Ashtray A55



McCallums Whisky Brass Ashtray A54
McCallums Whisky Brass Ashtray A54
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass square ashtray impressed "D&J Mc Callum's Perfection Scotch Whisky". This example has four cigarette grooves and has been polished and lacquered to the upper surface and waxed to the underside. Complete and in order. 5 1/8" x 5 1/8" and 0.5". 
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Price: 45.00


Arts and Crafts Copper Ashtray A53
Original, quality 1920's square shaped copper ashtray in a hammered finish and Arts and Crafts style. The reverse is impressed with the Staffordshire knot logo and name for the manufacturer 'Perry Son and Co' and the registration number for the year 1890. Polished and lacquered and complete and in good order. 5.5" square and 0.5" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Arts and Crafts Copper Ashtray A53



Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52
Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52
Original, quality 1920's unused circular bakelite ashtray with three cigarette rests and a nickel plated mount to the centre detailing "King of the Road" and the Lucas Lion logo. The underside is embossed "Moulded in our own works". This super example really is in mint condition and complete and in good order. 4.75" diam x 1". 
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Price: 145.00


AA Nickel Ashtray A50
Original, quality all nickel ashtray issued between 1910 to 1913 by the Automobile Association. This example has the badge of the day engraved to both sides "Telephone Mayfair 1430" and "Telegrams Fanum London". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4" tall and 4" diam base. 
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Price: 115.00


AA Nickel Ashtray A50



Brass Cinema Ashtrays, 12 available A48
Brass Cinema Ashtrays, 12 available A48
Original, quality pre-war unused brass cinema ashtrays originally fitted on the rear of the seat top rail for the use of the people behind. This superb find still has the remains of the original brown wrapping paper and all the original bronzed finish. The backplate has two holes for mounting, the front of the bowl has ribs for striking the match and the reverse is stamped 'Nestor' for the manufacturer and "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order. 3.75" x 1.5" tall and 1.75" front to back. Price is for each.

 
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Price: 25.00


Players Cigarettes Brass Ashtray A45
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, pressed sheet brass ashtray with four cigarette rests and "Players Please" embossed to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5" square x 0.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Players Cigarettes Brass Ashtray A45



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


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


Australian Aircraft Ashtray   A37



Brass Cinema Ashtray, 9 available   A33
Brass Cinema Ashtray, 9 available A33
Original, quality 1920's, brass revolving ashtray, as fitted to the back of cinema seats. This has two screw holes for mounting, a match striker to the front and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The dish can be turned over to empty the contents. Complete and in good and working order. 5" widest including fixing plates x 1.25" high + 1.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 34.00


Wills Capstan Ashtray A28
Original, quality 1940's, circular pressed glass ashtray, with blue print to the two sides advertsing "Wills's Capstan" brand of cigarettes. Complete and in good order. 5" base diameter + 1.5 tall. 
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Price: 30.00


Wills Capstan Ashtray   A28



Richmond Hill Hotel Copper Ashtray    A20
Richmond Hill Hotel Copper Ashtray A20
Original, quality, pre-war, square shaped, sheet copper ashtray. Impressed "Richmond Hill Hotel" and "Richmond 2247/8/9" for the telephone numbers. An unusual item, complete and in good and working order. 4.75" square x 0.75" deep.  
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Price: 45.00


Steel Cigar Piercer CC3
Original, quality 1920's steel cigar piercer with a scissor action to pierce the side of the end of a pointed shaped cigar. Complete and in good and working order. 2.5" x 1.75". 
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Price: 45.00


Steel Cigar Piercer CC3



Tigars Mineral Water Matchstriker MS37
Tigars Mineral Water Matchstriker MS37
Original, quality 1920's decorated and glazed stoneware matchstriker with a colourful decoration to the lower half and a top section for striking the matches. The body is detailed for "R.E. Tigar's Mineral Water". One chip to the lower rim and other minor chips to the top match section, otherwise complete and in good and working order. 3.5" tall and 3.75" base. 
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Price: 65.00


Match Striker 'Rudyard Kipling' MS35
Original, quality late 19th century spherical shaped ceramic match holder / striker with a sepia cameo picture of a Boar War Soldier inscribed "A Gentleman in Khaki" to the front and a poem signed Rudyard Kipling entitled "The Absent Minded Beggar" to the reverse. The underside is detailed for the manufacturer "Maclntyre Burslem England". Complete and in good order. 3" tall x 4" diam. 
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Price: 85.00


Match Striker 'Rudyard Kipling' MS35



WT&S Brass Match Holder, 2 available MS33
WT&S Brass Match Holder, 2 available MS33
Original, quality 1920's brass match holder on a circular stand, impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham' to the underside. This example will hold a small box of matches to the top and the saucer base is for the spent matches. Some remains of the original lacquer to the underside and now all polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 3.75" tall excluding match box and 4.75" base diam. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Brass Dairy Can / Match Holder MS29
Original, quality late 19th century brass match holder and striker fashioned as a miniature dairy can. This perfectly scaled down example has the loop handle to the top just as a standard dairy can but with a circular dished interior for the matches and a ribbed underside for striking red tipped matches. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.25" tall with handle down. 2.5" wide and 1.75" front to back.  
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Price: 156.00


Brass Dairy Can / Match Holder MS29



Race Horse Hoof Match Striker   MS25
Race Horse Hoof Match Striker MS25
Original, quality 1920's, race horse hoof mounted by 'Rowland Ward' for use as a match holder and striker. This superb example has faux horse hair to the rear of the hoof, a lift up cover to the top with a match holder and striker and a nickel plated on brass horseshoe. The shoe is impressed for the maker "Rowland Ward Ltd 167 Picadilly W.", the lid is engraved "Canopus 1923 / 1929" and "12 races value £2450". The hoof has been polished and the plating is rubbed in places but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 3" tall x 4.75" widest and 5.5" front to back.  
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Price: 265.00


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


Brass Pipe Rack PR8
Original, quality late 19th century larger than average brass pipe rack fashioned as a miniature 'five bar gate', with a plinth of brass mounted on a base of laburnum wood. This example has provision for seven pipes of a narrow form, possibly for shorter clay churchwarden pipes ?. The back is also fitted with wall hanging plates. 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. 8.75" tall x 16" and 3.5" front to back at base. 
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Price: 350.00


Brass Pipe Rack PR8



Brass Clay Pipe Case PR6
Brass Clay Pipe Case PR6
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, pipe smoker's box in brass, with a tinned interior and three hinged lids, the main long lid to the top gives access to the compartments for the tobacco, one end for the matches, with the striker to the inside of the lid and the other for storing a short clay pipe. In super condition, complete, with just the odd minor dent. Most unusual to find one of these in such good order. 5" x 1.75" and 1". 
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Price: 135.00


Copper Pipe Rack PR4
Original, quality, embossed sheet copper, wall mounted pipe rack of a serious Art Nouveau form, circa 1900. This example has two holes for mounting, six holes for the pipes and a deep embossed Art Nouveau poppy seed head detail, with a hammered finish. A good, old repair to the pipe holes, has been lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. 7.5" x 4.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Copper Pipe Rack PR4



Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray TA1
Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray TA1
Original, quality 1930's, brass ashtray with a matchbox holder to the centre, all trench art worked from brass with punch engraved decoration to the base and 'RAF' and 'ADEN' to the sides of the match holder. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 4.5" x 3" high. 
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Price: 56.00


Printed on Steel Sign S284
Original, quality post-war instructional sign printed on white painted sheet steel detailing "To prevent blockage put your cigarette ends and matchsticks here -> and not down here ->. This example has four screw holes for mounting and is generally in good order and complete. 11" x 6.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Printed on Steel Sign S284



Park Drive Cigarette Enamel Sign S283
Park Drive Cigarette Enamel Sign S283
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped vertical enamelled advertising sign detailing "Park Drive For Pleasure, Plain & Cork Tipped, 10 for 4d and 5 for 2d". A good colourful sign but with some edge damage to the enamel and one hole through the sheet iron to the top left area. This example has eight screw holes for mounting and is complete and in good order otherwise. 36" x 24". 
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Price: 385.00


Mitchells Prize Crop Cigarettes Enamel Sign S282
Original, quality 1920's vertical rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Mitchells Prize Crop cigarettes Perfection of Quality" in black on a white background. This very clean and bright enamel sign has six screw holes for mounting and only minor blemishes to the enamel around the outer edges. A most unusual sign, the first we have seen. Complete and in good order. 36" x 18".  
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Price: 450.00


Mitchells Prize Crop Cigarettes Enamel Sign S282



Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281
Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281
Original, quality 1920's double sided very clean rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign with a mounting flange to one end. This colourful example is detailed "Swan Vestas the smoker's match, British made by Bryant and May" to both sides. The mounting flange has four screw holes and both sides of the sign has some damage to the enamel but only minor, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 18" x 12" and 1.5" flange.  
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Price: 365.00


St Julien Enamel Sign S159
Original, quality 1920's, enamel advertising sign detailing "Ogden's St Julien Tobacco" in white upper cased text on a wood grain effect background. A clean, bright sign with some edge chips and some minor surface scratches, otherwise complete and in good order, with four screw holes for mounting. 66.5" x 21". 
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Price: 300.00


St Julien Enamel Sign   S159



Oak and Fruitwood Smokers Cabinet SA29
Oak and Fruitwood Smokers Cabinet SA29
Original, quality 1920's / 30's smoker's cabinet with the appearance of a miniature two door safe. The pair of oak doors open to reveal three drawers in fruitwood and a double rack capable of holding eight pipes. A useful collector's cabinet in the original finish and in super condition. 12.75" tall x 13.5" and 8.5" front to back. 
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Price: 125.00


Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar SA28
Original, quality late 19th century Doulton of Lambeth "Silicon Ware" tobacco jar, in the very realistic form of a 14lb cast iron weight. This superb example, the first we have owned has a hall marked silver mount and ring to the lid and the original square inner tobacco 'pressing block'. The underside of the base is impressed "Doulton Silicon Lambeth", "K", "KS" and "2777", the number '277' is also impressed on the inner pressing block. All is complete and in good order and is as realistic as it looks. 5.5" tall x 3.75" square base. 
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Price: 700.00


Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar SA28



Shop Glass Sweet / Tobacco Jar SJ14
Shop Glass Sweet / Tobacco Jar SJ14
Original, quality 1920's square clear glass storage jar with the original screw on aluminium lid. Embossed "Moorpek & Kaftor". The underside of the jar is also embossed but with "Easiwork Patent No 271182". A very clean example, complete and in good order. 8.75" tall and 5" square. 
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Price: 45.00


Black Cat Cigarette Tin T72
Original, quality pre-war cigarette tin with a decorated hinged lid to a green body. The top is detailed for "Black Cat Virginia Mild Cigarettes". A good clean example, complete and in good order. 4.25" x 3" x 1.5". 
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Price: 23.00


Black Cat Cigarette Tin T72



Ogdens Redbreast Flake Tobacco Tin T70
Ogdens Redbreast Flake Tobacco Tin T70
Original, quality pre-war 1lb of tobacco size tobacco tin in amazing condition. This example has a coloured picture on both sides of the hinged lid, with the title "Redbreast Flake" and a robin on a branch in the snow. The rest of the tin is in good order with the original gilded finish. Not a common tin. 6.5" x 4.75" x 1.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Original, quality bronze vesta case manufacturer for Huntley and Palmers circa 1890, by Schutz of Vienna, as a promotional item. This is in the form of the Huntley and Palmers 'Albert' biscuit and was originally covered in biscuit coloured paint. Impressed to the front, as in the biscuit 'Huntley and Palmers Albert' and to the reverse "Made in Vienna". Complete and in good and working order. 2" diam x 0.25".  
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Price: 250.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8

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