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Wills Capstan Advert Mirror A120
Wills Capstan Advert Mirror A120
Original, quality 1930's / 40's small oak framed vertical rectangular shaped, advertising mirror detailing "Wills Capstan Navy Cut Cigarettes". Some blemishes to the silver on the back of the mirror, but still a good small advertising mirror in good order otherwise. 15.5" x 11.5" exterior. Visible mirror 9.75" x 13.5". 
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Price: 115.00


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


Star Cigarettes Dummy Packet A110



Stella Lager Ashtray A91
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


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



Schweppes Glass Ashtray A57
Schweppes Glass Ashtray A57
Original, quality 1950's moulded clear glass large counter top ashtray with four corner cigarette slots and red text to each side detailing "Schweppes". Complete and in good and working order. 7.5" square and 2" tall. 
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Price: 56.00


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


Burgoynes Wines Bakelite Ashtray A56



Dubonnet Brass Ashtray A55
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


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


Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52



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



Oak Cigarette Dispenser CB10
Oak Cigarette Dispenser CB10
Original, quality 1920's casket shaped cigarette dispenser with hallmarked silver corner mounts and a shield shape silver mount for engraving. When filled with loose cigarettes lift up the top panel and one cigarette will appear in the groove. Complete and in good and working order. 4" x 3" x 2.5" tall. 
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Price: 85.00


Commemorative Cigarette Box CC191
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped cigarette box fashioned from "Silver Grey Beech taken from the original piles under the old Waterloo Bridge after 100 years in the river bed". An ivorine plaque with the same information is fixed to the inside of the lid. One minor chip to the front top edge. Otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 7.25" x 4" x 2.75". 
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Price: 65.00


Commemorative Cigarette Box CC191



Steel Cigar Piercer CC3
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


Trench Art Brass Match Box Holder M99
Original, quality First World War trench art brass matchbox cover to take a standard box of matches. The spine is embossed "Souvenir De France" and the front with a German badge and a French banner detailing "SRS France". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 2.25" x 1.5" x 0.75". 
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Price: 56.00


Trench Art Brass Match Box Holder M99



Stones Ginger Wine Match Striker MS44
Stones Ginger Wine Match Striker MS44
Original, quality late 19th century circular stoneware bar / countertop matchstriker 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. 
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Price: 135.00


Bryant and Mays Match Holder MS43
Original, quality 1920's black glazed stoneware bar / counter top matchbox holder. This circular example is detailed around the outer surface, "Bryant & Mays", "Brymay", "Safety Matches, British Made". Some letters are rubbed, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 2" tall x 4" diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Bryant and Mays Match Holder MS43



Bryant and Mays Match Holder MS42
Bryant and 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


Wedgwood Match Striker MS39
Original, quality late 19th century white on blue jasper ware matchstriker manufactured by Wedgwood and impressed as such to the underside. This mint condition example appears to be unused and must have been stored in a cupboard for years for not a mark, or a chip is to be seen. Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" tall and 5.25" diam. 
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Price: 156.00


Wedgwood Match Striker MS39



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


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


RMS Queen Mary Ashtray   N16



Brass Pipe Rack PR8
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


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 and 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


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



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



Cigarette Packet Decoration SA33
Cigarette Packet Decoration SA33
Original, quality 1930's / 40's hanging decoration fashioned from twenty-four empty 'Players Navy Cut' cigarette packets. This amazing panel is decorated both to the front and reverse and is complete, very clean and in good order. 8" diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Tobacconist Display Jar SA32
Original, quality late 19th century dark brown glazed tobacconist display jar. Impressed to the front "John Hill Shop fitter, The Cannon, 2 to 7 New Cut London, four doors from Waterloo Road", the reverse is also impressed for the maker "Stiff & Sons Lambeth". The jar would originally have a black japanned circular tin lid, now long gone, otherwise complete and in good order. 8.5" tall and 6.25" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


Tobacconist Display Jar SA32



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


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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