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Pyrene Fire Extinguisher Ashtray A192
Pyrene Fire Extinguisher Ashtray A192
Original, quality 1930's circular brass ashtray with three cigarette rests and "most of all" a miniature Pyrene hand-held fire extinguisher detailing "Pyrene Kills Fire & Saves Lives". This delightful item is the first we have seen and was originally all nickel plated as one can see from the underside. All is complete and in good order otherwise.

5.25" tall.

5" widest.

 
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Price: 450.00


Schweppes Brass Ashtray A169
Original, quality 1920's / 30's circular pressed brass ashtray with three cigarette rests and embossed to the border "Schweppes" advertising the soft drinks manufacturer. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Schweppes Brass Ashtray A169



Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes Ashtray A162
Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes Ashtray A162
Original, quality 1920's pressed steel oval shaped ashtray with four cigarette rests, a hammered finish and embossed with "Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

6" x 4.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Pearsons Sheep Dip Ashtray A147
Original, quality 1920's / 30's white circular ceramic ashtray with three cigarette rests, a coloured transfer print of a sheep to the centre and "Pearsons Sheep Dip & Bloom Dip" around the edges. The underside is detailed "Couldon England" for the maker of the ashtray and "Pearsons Antiseptic Co Ltd London & Hill". All is complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 95.00


Pearsons Sheep Dip Ashtray A147



Welsbach Gas Mantle Advert Ashtray A136
Welsbach Gas Mantle Advert Ashtray A136
Original, quality 1920's superb square copper ashtray with a cast aluminium standing lighthouse to the centre. Each corner of the ashtray has cigarette rests and the sides are embossed "Welsbach Mantles" and alternately "A Welsbach House is always a lighthouse". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The first we have seen and complete and in good order.

4.75" tall.

4.5" square base.

 
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Price: 185.00


Gledhill & Co Blackpool Copper Ashtray A71
Original, quality pre-war all copper circular two-piece ashtray with three cigarette rests and embossed maker's name "N. Gledhill & Co Ltd Coppersmith's Blackpool". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2 1/8" tall.

4.75" top diam.

5 1/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Gledhill & Co Blackpool Copper Ashtray A71



1979 Coalbrookdale Commemorative Ashtray A70
1979 Coalbrookdale Commemorative Ashtray A70
Original, quality oval shaped cast iron ashtray with three cigarette rests, an embossed detail of the iron bridge and "Coalbrookdale The Ironbridge 1779 - 1979". Relatively modern for Below Stairs but a special event. All original just cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

6" x 5" x 1".

 
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Price: 85.00


Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A68
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" the Lucas Lion logo and "Lucas Service". The underside is embossed "Moulded in our own works". Complete and in good order. Another matching but differing ashtray may well be available ref code: A52.

4.75" x 7/8" x 4.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A68



Brass Corona Ashtray A63
Brass Corona Ashtray A63
Original, quality pre-war small circular brass ashtray with a dished base, four cigarette rests and embossed "Corona family drinks". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

3" diam x 0.5" tall.

 
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Price: 38.00


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


Betterwear Advert Ashtray A61



Brass Cinema Ashtray, 5 available A33
Brass Cinema Ashtray, 5 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


Onyx Cigarette Box CB14
Original, quality 1960's rectangular solid onyx table box for cigarettes. This super example has the original hallmarked silver gilt piano type hinge. The hinge is clearly hallmarked and with "Betjamanns Patent" and "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order with not a blemish in sight.

6 5/8" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 95.00


Onyx Cigarette Box CB14



John Cotton Cigarette Packet CB12
John Cotton Cigarette Packet CB12
Original, quality pre-war cardboard cigarette box in super condition detailed inside and outside the lid. Complete and in good order.

4.5" x 3" x 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


Pair of 1902 Coronation Nickel Ashtrays CC259
Original, quality pair of very decorative pressed nickel plated ashtrays with five cigarette rests to the outer ring with five embossed Royal Crowns between. The central panel is also embossed and is detailed with the heads of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and "1902" to celebrate the coronation. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.25" diam.

0.5" each.

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of 1902 Coronation Nickel Ashtrays CC259



1937 Royal Counties Agricultural Souvenir CC229
1937 Royal Counties Agricultural Souvenir CC229
Original, quality 1937 nickel plated on brass souvenir ashtray with embossed details "Royal Counties Agricultural Society", "Hackney Horse Society", " To mark The Coronation of His Majesty King George VI", "From Nigel C. Colman M.P. President" and "Reading 1937". Complete and in superb order.

4.5" diam x 0.5" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


Oak Bound Cigar Cutter CC8
Original, quality late 19th century casket shaped oak cased table cigar cutter with a lift up lid for the matches and a brass striker with a well for the cigar ends / used matches. The brass is impressed with the registration number for the year 1893. The hinge is in the original matt gilt finish and the striker has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual example, the first we have seen. Complete and in good and working order.

4" x 2.75".

2.5" tall.

 
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Price: 165.00


Oak Bound Cigar Cutter CC8



Novelty Brass Cigar Cutter CC5
Novelty Brass Cigar Cutter CC5
Original, quality 1920's novelty cigar cutter in the form of a pint bottle of Bass and Co Pale Ale. Twist the ring to the top and the label to the front of the bottle releases to view the 'V' shaped cutting blade. The reverse is stamped "Made in Vienna". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 145.00


Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter CC4
Original, quality 1930's heavy nickel tabletop cigar cutter in the realistic form of a ship's wheel. To operate, the wheel turns and the cutter slides into view on the top aperture and the circular base will unscrew to empty. The wheel is engraved "HMS Repulse 1930 - 31". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.25" tall.

3" wide x 3" front to back.

Base 3" diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter CC4



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: 95.00


Trench Art Brass Matchbox Cover M137
Original, quality trench art decorated brass matchbox holder detailing "France 1914 - 1919" ( First World War ) to one side and "L.W.Waring" to the other. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

2.25" x 1.5/8" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Trench Art Brass Matchbox Cover M137



Nickel Mounted Glass Match Striker / Holder MS65
Nickel Mounted Glass Match Striker / Holder MS65
Original, quality circa 1900, spherical shaped clear glass match holder / striker mounted on the original circular nickel plated plinth. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3" tall.

4" diam base.

Glass sphere 1.75" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Caley's Mineral Water Match Striker MS60
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic match striker with two tone blue decoration and black transfer advertising "Caley's Table Waters" to both sides, "By Royal Warrant to H.R.H The King" at one end and "by Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales" at the other. The square shaped centrepiece has a striker surface on each side and an illustration of a female in a toga back and front. One minuscule chip to one end, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Appears unused and the first we have seen.

5" tall.

6" x 5".

 
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Price: 350.00


Caley's Mineral Water Match Striker MS60



Silver Mounted Glass Match Striker MS59
Silver Mounted Glass Match Striker MS59
Original, quality circa 1900, spherical shaped ribbed glass match striker with a hallmarked silver top and a polished underside. The silver mount is detailed with the hallmark and for the maker "C. Vickery, to the Queen 131 & 133 Regent St. W." (London). Complete and in good and working order.

2.75" x 2.75" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 135.00


Advertising Stoneware Match Striker MS57
Original, quality late 19th century green glazed stoneware match striker with a saucer base to take the spent matches and a top facility to hold the matches upright with a striking outside surface. Most of all, this example has an applied glazed slab impressed for "William Gibson Glass & China Merchant Ashton-Under-Lyne". The underside is impressed "Leadless Glaze" and for the manufacturer "Lovatt Langley Mill England". All is complete and in good and working order.

3" tall.

4.25" diam.

 
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Price: 125.00


Advertising Stoneware Match Striker MS57



Brass Dairy Can Match Striker MS55
Brass Dairy Can Match Striker MS55
Original, quality late 19th century brass match striker in the form of a dairy can. This good scaled down example has a brass body and lid, a copper shaped hinge and copper swing handle, a lift out match container and a ribbed underside. 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.

2.5" tall x 2.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 115.00


Stones Ginger Wine Match Striker MS44
Original, quality late 19th century circular stoneware bar / countertop match striker in a white glazed finish with black text advertising "Stone's Ginger Wine". The underside is printed with a logo of a "Stone Ginger Wine" barrel and "Proprietors, The Finsbury Distillery Co". No chips or cracks and complete and in good order.

4" diam x 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Stones Ginger Wine Match Striker MS44



Bryant & Mays Match Holder MS42
Bryant & Mays Match Holder MS42
Original, quality 1920's off-white ceramic bar / countertop matchbox holder. This example is cloverleaf shaped and detailed to each leaf "Bryant & Mays Matches". The underside is printed for the maker "Crown Ducal" and "England, British manufactured". Complete and in good and working order.

5" widest x 3" tall.

 
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Price: 68.00


Rothmans Cigarette Tin Maiden Voyage 1969 T113
Original, quality large decorated tin originally filled with "Rothmans King Sized Cigarettes" and issued on the maiden voyage of "RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Maiden Voyage in 1969". This very clean example in near mint condition has a super embossed detail of the very ship itself and is complete and in good order.

11.75" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 78.00


Rothmans Cigarette Tin Maiden Voyage 1969 T113



Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T28
Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T28
Original, quality late 19th century bellied shaped Royal Doulton saltglazed tobacco jar with lid. This very clean two tone glazed example has applied detail of a horse and rider with hounds chasing a stag and several gents smoking and or drinking. Perfect and complete.

5.5" tall.

5" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


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


Ogdens Stoneware Tobacco Jar T27



Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T26
Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T26
Original, quality 1920's saltglazed tobacco jar with lid and a hallmarked silver collar to the jar. This example has a two tone glazed colour and applied illustrations of hounds running around the jar and a variety of poses of gents sitting drinking or smoking. The underside is impressed for maker "Doulton Lambeth England". One minuscule chip to the rim of the lid, otherwise complete and in good order.

5" tall x 4.25" widest.

Aperture 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Tobacco Jars T24
Original, quality pair of glazed stoneware tobacco jars circa 1900 / 1920's with lids and brass lock on, screw down seals. This superb pair are Royal Blue to the upper section and a decorated floral design on lime green to the lower. One rubber seal is solid and the other is missing, otherwise all are complete and in good order with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

6" tall.

5.5" widest each.

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Tobacco Jars T24



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


Circular Copper Ashtray with London Coat of Arms SA35
Original, quality pre-war circular copper ashtray with a wavy rim as cigarette rests and a super enamelled "London" coat of arms. No chips to the enamel and all polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

4 3/8" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Circular Copper Ashtray with London Coat of Arms SA35



Brass Trench Art Shell Case Ashtray SC281
Brass Trench Art Shell Case Ashtray SC281
Original, quality chromed shell case base inset to the top with three cigarette rests and a stubbing platform to the centre. The underside is impressed "16mm ARMDC", the war dept broad arrow and '1966' for the year. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed a no extra cost and in good order.

1.75" tall x 3.75" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Original, quality bronze vesta case manufacturer for Huntley & Palmers circa 1890, by Schutz of Vienna, as a promotional item. This is in the form of the Huntley & Palmers 'Albert' biscuit and was originally covered in biscuit coloured paint. Impressed to the front, as in the biscuit 'Huntley & 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: 135.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8

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