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Display Card of Shoe Laces B9
Display Card of Shoe Laces B9
Original, quality pre-war shop display card of twenty-four pairs of boot laces, twelve pairs black and twelve brown. This card is detailed to the top "Finest Quality Onward Boot Laces", "British Made" and "Patent No 776. 447". A couple of minor scuffs to the card, otherwise complete and in good order.

Card 13.75" x 9.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Fry's Chocolate Tin in Frame CC135
Original, quality, Fry's Chocolate tin issued to "Commemorate the opening of the Royal Edward Dock in Bristol" on "July 9th 1908". In mint condition and in the original mount and green finished plaster on wood glazed frame. The tin is highly coloured and detailed with cameos of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and the mount is in scribed pen script "Presented to Joseph Naish 1908". We have re-papered the backboard and tightened up the tin mount and now all is complete and in good order. Truely in remarkable condition.

Tin 5.75" x 3.25".

Outer frame 12.25" x 10.25".

1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 125.00


Fry's Chocolate Tin in Frame CC135



1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 6 available, M37
1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 6 available, M37
Original, quality pressed brass tin with an embossed hinged lid bearing a cameo of Princess Mary, two 'M' monograms and panels around it with the names of countries allied to Great Britain in the 1st World War; Belgium, Japan, Russia, Monte Negro, Sierra and France. Complete and in good order. These brass tins, containing a variety of items dependant on the recipient, were given to all British troops serving overseas for Christmas 1914. The funds for these were raised by Princess Mary, daughter of King George V. Most but not all of the tins were issued with a pack of cigarettes, a pack of tobacco, a Christmas card in an envelope, a printed photo. of Princess Mary and a silver tipped brass shell case with a pencil inside. All items were marked with the monogram 'M' with a crown over. Polished and lacquered. This tin is without contents.

3.25" x 5" x 1.25".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 75.00


Tin Gas Stove Money Box MB46
Original, quality pre-war tin money box, in the form of a miniature gas stove in the original detailed paintwork with a key. The sides are both transfer decorated with "Eureka" the reverse "Made in England No555", the front, a simulated oven door and the top, the gas rings and grill. "Eureka, No 410" is also detailed to the door and is probably the model of the gas cooker represented. Some minor scratches to the finish otherwise complete and in good and working order.

5.5" tall x 3" x 2.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 125.00


Tin Gas Stove Money Box MB46



10 Box Pack of Union Matches P16
10 Box Pack of Union Matches P16
Original, quality pre-war outer pack of ten boxes of safety matches with a label to the outer detailing "Union Match, Made in Bruxelles Belgium". Outer wrapping scruffy but otherwise complete and in good order.

3" x 2" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Dummy Pack of Ceylon Blend Tea, 3 available P15
Original, quality pre-war shop display dummy pack of ¼lb tea leaves in the original packaging "Harrisons Bonus Tea", "Ceylon Brand" and "2/4d" on each end. Scuffed but otherwise complete and in good order.

4.75" x 2.25" x 1.75".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 36.00


Dummy Pack of Ceylon Blend Tea, 3 available P15



Phonograph Empty Carton P14
Phonograph Empty Carton P14
Original, quality circa 1910, two piece empty cardboard phonograph record carton. This empty very clean example has all the original printed paper outer and is detailed for the manufacturer "Edison Cold moulding records" with a variety of patent dates, the latest being 1905. The lid is also detailed the same but with "9891" and "only an old fashioned cottage". Complete and in good order.

4.5" tall x 2 5/8" diam.

 
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Price: 25.00


Box of Fields Candles P13
Original, quality box of 1920's fields "Ozokerit" candles, unused. The seals to box have been opened but the box and candles are intact and clean and the label to the lid is complete.

Box 8.75" x 3.75" x 2".

Candles 7.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Box of Fields Candles P13



Box of Prices Childs Night Lights P12
Box of Prices Childs Night Lights P12
Original, quality unopened 1920's box of ten prices childs night light candles. The seals to each end are still intact and although the card box is a little scuffed it is complete and generally. In good order with all its labels.

6" x 3.25" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 34.00


Goddards Plate Powder Pack P11
Original, quality pre-war unopened packet of "Goddards Non-Mercurial plate Powder". Rubbing to the corner paper but still sealed with a sealing wax seal and complete.

4.5" x 3" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Goddards Plate Powder Pack P11



Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3
Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3
Original, quality, pre-war, tin of "Brolac" paint, un-opened, with contents and labels to the outside. The tin has most of the original outer pale brown paint to the body and cap and green to the shoulders and neck. In super condition.

5" tall x 2.75" diameter.

 
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Price: 23.00


MacFarlane Lang Biscuit Tin T101
Original, quality decorated biscuit tin produced for Macfarlane Lang & Co in 1896 and entitled "Greater Britain". This shaped tin has five coloured panels each illustrated with Young Ladies of the commonwealth each with their Country, South Africa, Australia, Ceylon, India, Scotland, England, Ireland & British North America". The lid has the portrait of Queen Victoria and the underside "Macfarlane Lang & Co, Glasgow & London Biscuit Manufacturers' to the Queen". Some minor scratches and rubbing, otherwise complete and in good order.

6.5" tall x 3.75" x 5".

 
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Price: 156.00


MacFarlane Lang Biscuit Tin T101



Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin Stories of Scheherazade T100
Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin Stories of Scheherazade T100
Original, decorated biscuit tin produced by Huntley & Palmers in 1894 entitled "Stories of Scheherazade". This shaped tin has nine coloured pictorial panels each with a title and the underside is impressed "Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Manufacturer Reading & London". Some minor scratches and rubbing, otherwise complete and in good order.

Tall 6.25" x 5.5" x 3.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 165.00


Huntley & Palmers FA Cup Biscuit Tin T99
Original, quality aluminium biscuit tin in the form of the "FA Cup" produced for Huntley & Palmers, The Biscuit Manufacturer based at Reading in Berkshire. This tin was produced in preparation for Reading Town winning the FA Cup in 1927, unfortunately, they were knocked out in the Semi-Finals at Wolverhampton losing to Cardiff City 0-3 on 26th March 1927. As Reading Town did not win the FA Cup final, the tin was never issued as such and not produced in any great numbers. The underside is impressed "Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Manufacturer Reading & London England" and "Made in England". Complete and in good order.

8.5" tall including lid.

6.5" wide including handles.

4.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 450.00


Huntley & Palmers FA Cup Biscuit Tin T99



Gray Dunn & Co Biscuit Tin T98
Gray Dunn & Co Biscuit Tin T98
Original, quality late 19th century casket shaped pressed tin biscuit tin decorated to each panel with coloured illustrations of Victorian young ladies with their pastimes. The underside is detailed for the manufacturer of the original biscuit contents "Gray Dunn & Co Biscuit manufacturers to the Queen, Glasgow". Some rubbing and fading, otherwise complete and in good order.

6" tall x 5.25" x 4".

 
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Price: 85.00


Crawfords Russian Jug Biscuit Tin T97
Original, quality biscuit tin issued by William Crawford in 1911 entitled "Russian Jug". This super example is embossed and detailed with a coloured scene of Russian Ladies in National Costume on a simulated pokerwork carved wooden lidded jug. The underside of the lid and base are impressed "William Crawford and Sons Ltd, biscuit manufacturer Edinburgh, Liverpool & London. Great Britain". Some minor scratches, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

10" tall.

Base 4" x 5.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Crawfords Russian Jug Biscuit Tin T97



Henderson & Son Biscuit Tin T95
Henderson & Son Biscuit Tin T95
Original, quality 1920's triangular shaped biscuit tin decorated with panels of golden marigolds and a triangular lIft off lid with a knob. The underside is detailed "S. Henderson & Sons Ltd biscuit & cake manufacturer Edinburgh" and all is generally in goods order with a few surface scratches but complete.

8.5" tall.

5.5" each side at base.

 
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Price: 65.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tin T94
Original, quality triangular shaped biscuit tin manufactured for Huntley and Palmers in 1914 and entitled "Silhouette". This difficult to find example has three night time scenes, a hinged lid, three applied bracket feet and is etched to the inside of the lid "Huntley & Palmers Biscuits, Reading & London. England". Generally in good colour and condition but with a few surface scratches, otherwise complete and in good order.

7.5" tall.

6.25" wide each side.

 
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Price: 95.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tin T94



Huntley and Palmers Biscuit T93
Huntley and Palmers Biscuit T93
Original, quality biscuit tin manufactured for Huntley and Palmers entitled "Pencil Box" and issued in 1912. This tin resembles a case to carry a cricket kit and is in fairly good condition overall with just a few scratches, but importantly it is complete with the top handle and front catch. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

8.25" x 2.25" plus 2" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Rowntrees Grace Darling Tin T92
Original, quality Rowntrees confectionary tin issued 1905 to 1910. This very clean example is decorated in colour all round with three cameos to the lid of 'Grace Darling' and two scenes "Going out to the wreck" and "Returning with the rescued". The underside details in black on gold, a scene of "The Cocoa Works York" and by appointment details for the "His Majesty The King" and "Her Majesty The Queen". All stands on four applied bun feet to the underside. Some rubbing and the odd minor scratch but generally in very good condition and complete.

11.75" x 3" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 75.00


Rowntrees Grace Darling Tin T92



Grips Pastilles Silver Jubilee Tin T90
Grips Pastilles Silver Jubilee Tin T90
Original, quality small oval shaped tin with a cushioned top Issued by "Lightbrowns of Accrington" to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935. The top has two camoes of King George V and Queen Mary. These tins contained Pastilles Originally. Some rubbing but otherwise in super condition.

3" x 2.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Crawford's Biscuit Sample Tin T88
Original, quality 1930's small biscuit tin with a hinged lid. The cover of the lid is detailed with The Royal Coat of Arms and "By Appointment" and the inside is detailed "Samples of Crawfords" and "Crawfords Biscuits are good biscuits". Not in mint condition but pretty clean and complete.

4.75" x 3" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Crawford's Biscuit Sample Tin T88



Oxo 1953 Coronation Tin T86
Oxo 1953 Coronation Tin T86
Original, quality very clean example of a twelve oxo cube sized tin issued to commemorate The Coronation of our Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Complete and in good order.

3.75" x 2.5" x 7/8".

 
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Price: 25.00


Huntley and Palmers Wooden Lock Biscuit Tin T85
Original, quality Huntley and Palmers biscuit tin in the realistic form of a wooden door lock with iron fittings, entitled "Ancient Lock" and issued in 1896. One minor dent to the lower back edge and a minor scratch and chip to the front top, otherwise in superb condition and complete.

8.25" x 6" x 1.75"

 
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Price: 145.00


Huntley and Palmers Wooden Lock Biscuit Tin T85



Zebra Grate Polish Tin T83
Zebra Grate Polish Tin T83
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped pressed tin with a lid and embossed to the lid "Use Zebra Grate Polish No Hard Work". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

2.5" x 1.5" and 1 1/8" tall.

 
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Price: 34.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tin T79
Original, quality Huntley and Palmers biscuit tin in the realistic form of a bag in simulated grey lizard skin entitled "Satchel". This example was issued in 1908 and is complete and in good order with some minor fading and minor rubbing but not a dent in sight. The inside of the lid is etched "Huntley & Palmers Biscuits Reading & London" and the underside of the body is marked with the registration number for the year 1908.

5" tall with handle down x 8" wide and 3.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 165.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tin T79



Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74
Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74
Original, quality, miniature Huntley and Palmer's cube shaped biscuit tin in mint condition, circa 1900 / 1920's. This example originally contained tiny biscuits in the form of letters spelling out "Huntley and Palmers". Several models of this shape and size were issued and this one is decorated with blue on white with each panel detailing "Superior Reading Biscuits, Huntley and Palmers" with a different biscuit of their range "Rich Mixed", "Macaroons", "Dessert, "Empire Assorted" and "Chocolate Mixed". In near mint condition. Complete and in good order.

1.5" square and 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin, 3 available T73
Original, quality, miniature Huntley and Palmer's cube shaped biscuit tin in superb condition, circa 1900 / 1920's. This example originally contained biscuits in the form of letters spelling out "Huntley and Palmers". Several models of this shape and size were issued and this one is decorated in white and red on dark blue with each panel detailing "Superior Reading Biscuits, Huntley and Palmers" with a different biscuit from their range "Nice", "Cornish Wafer", "Iced Gems", "Osborne" and "Petit Beurre". In near mint condition. Complete and in good order.

1.5" square and 1.75" tall.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin, 3 available T73



Brooke Bond Beef Cube Tin T71
Brooke Bond Beef Cube Tin T71
Original, quality 1930's / 40's square tin for Brooke Bond Beef Cubes priced at "1d each". Not a common tin and not in mint condition but a good clean example. Complete and in good order.

4.5" x 4.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 38.00


Huntley and Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T64
Original, quality miniature Huntley and Palmers cube shaped biscuit tin issued in 1926. This example originally contained small biscuits spelling out "Huntley & Palmers". Several models were issued and this one is decorated in a buff colour and marked for "Cornish Wafers", "Cream Crackers" "Cheese", "Thin Captain" and Highly Baked oval water" . In super condition and complete.

1.5" x 1.5" and 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


Huntley and Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T64



Huntley and Palmers Kitchen Range Biscuit Tin T60
Huntley and Palmers Kitchen Range Biscuit Tin T60
Original, quality Huntley and Palmer biscuit tin issued in 1926 and entitled "Kitchen Range". This super tin is difficult to find in good condition today for when found the doors or catches are missing. The original paint on this example is generally in good condition as is the tin with just the minor rubbing and one scratch. The doors are hinged, and the latches do operate. The underside is etched "Huntley and Palmers biscuits Reading and London", and one end is printed 'HB and S Ltd R' for the manufacturer of the tin Huntley Bourne and Stevens Ltd. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

5.5" x 2" x 3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 300.00


Carr and Co Biscuit Tin T56
Original, quality 1920's square biscuit tin etched to the underside "Carr and Co Biscuit manufacturer Carlisle". This super example has pictures to all sides and top, with a continuous story of the crow with the cheese and a fox. The tin is in good condition and the pictures are all intact albeit a little faded.

4.75" tall and 3" square.

 
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Price: 56.00


Carr and Co Biscuit Tin T56



Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin T52
Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin T52
Original, quality, Huntley and Palmer biscuit tin issued in 1927, made to resemble a sandlewood casket. This tin is embossed with frieze designs of Indian elephants, the tin has a hinged lid with a push button and a catch to the front. The underside is etched "Huntley and Palmers Reading and London". Generally in good order and complete with some rubbing but no dents or damage.

10" x 7" and 4.25".

 
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Price: 75.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tin T47
Original, quality, rectangular shaped biscuit tin with Dutch scenes to the lid and four sides in shades of blue. This tin was produced for Huntley and Palmers in 1897 and is referred to as the 'Delft' pattern. The underside is impressed "Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Manufacturer Reading and London". A very clean example of an uncommon tin with just a few minor rubs and scuffs. Complete and in good and order.

8" x 6" and 1.75".

 
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Price: 185.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tin T47



Huntley and Palmer Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Huntley and Palmer Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Original, quality 1930's, miniature biscuit tin detailed to the sides and lid for "Huntley and Palmers Dundee Cake" in Royal blue on pale blue. Originally supplied with a mini cake and probably given away at exhibitions ? Some minor rubbing, otherwise complete and in good order.

2.25" diameter x 1.25" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


Crawfords Biscuit Tin T36
Original, quality 1920's, biscuit tin in the form of a tortoiseshell jewellery casket, with a shaped plinth to the base, a hinged lid and a secret hinged panel to the very top. This example is in good condition overall, with the odd minor dent and scratch to the printed detail. The underside is detailed "William Crawford and Sons Ltd, Biscuit Manufacturer, Edinburgh, Liverpool and London, Great Britain.".

Base 8.5" x 4.75".

Total height 4.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Crawfords Biscuit Tin T36



Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin T33
Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin T33
Original, quality, superb Huntley and Palmer's 'Wallet' biscuit tin in the form of a snakeskin handbag. This tin was manufactured in1903 by Huntley Bourne and Stevens for Huntley and Palmers and is in super condition retaining its original handle and catch, with just a few minor rubs and scratches around the catch area. Complete and in good order. This tin was purchased at one of ITV's "Dickinson's Real Deal" filming days at Harrogate.

7.25" x 6" and 2.75".

 
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Price: 185.00


Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30
Original, quality, post-war, miniature square biscuit tin, originally filled with small biscuits and probably issued as a promotional item. Printed in red and silver on grey and detailing "Peek Frean Makers of Famous Biscuits" and "By Appointment To The Late King George VI". Not in mint condition, but very, very clean. Complete and in good order.

3.25" square and 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 38.00


Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30



Crawford Biscuit Tin T13
Crawford Biscuit Tin T13
Original, quality, 1920/30's, casket shaped gold coloured biscuit tin with designs in relief, of swags to the sides and Grecian type horsemen to the top. Impressed to the underside for the contents, 'Crawford's Delightful Biscuits & Shortbread', and, 'Crawford's Gingernuts Are Outstanding' all under the Royal Appointment coat of arms. Some rubbing to the high points and some very, very minor dents, otherwise complete and in good order.

8.6" x 4.7" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 34.00


Day and Sons Red Drink Packet VP1
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, sealed packet of "Day and Sons Red Drink" in the original pink paper wrapping detailed with the manufacturer "Day and Sons", "Instructions For Use" and "By Appointment of H.M. The King" this would be King George V or VI. Complete and in superb order.

6.5" x 1.75" and 1.75".

 
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Price: 30.00


Day and Sons Red Drink Packet VP1

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