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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: 45.00


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: 75.00


Fry's Chocolate Tin in Frame CC135



1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 4 available, M37
1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 4 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 dependent 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: 65.00


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


10 Box Pack of Union Matches P16



Dummy Pack of Ceylon Blend Tea, 2 available P15
Dummy Pack of Ceylon Blend Tea, 2 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


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


Phonograph Empty Carton P14



Box of Fields Candles P13
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 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


Box of Prices Childs Night Lights P12



Goddards Plate Powder Pack P11
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


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


Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3



'Jacobean' Log Box Biscuit Tin T104
'Jacobean' Log Box Biscuit Tin T104
Original, quality biscuit tin in the form of a carved oak coffer with a sloping lid to the top. The lid is in unpolished brass and the body is in the original paintwork on tin. This model was issued in 1929 by W.R Jacob & Co and this example is in near mint condition. The underside is detailed "Jacob & Co's Biscuits". All is complete and in good order.

4.5" tall x 7.5".

4" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit T93
Original, quality biscuit tin manufactured for Huntley & 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: 100.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit T93



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: 45.00


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: 18.00


Huntley & Palmers Wooden Lock Biscuit Tin T85
Original, quality Huntley & 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: 95.00


Huntley & 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 & Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74
Original, quality, miniature Huntley & Palmers 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 & 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 & 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: 45.00


Huntley & Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74



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


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 & Palmers Biscuit Tin T52
Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin T52
Original, quality, Huntley & Palmers 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 & 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: 56.00


Huntley & 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 & Palmers in 1897 and is referred to as the 'Delft' pattern. The underside is impressed "Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Manufacturer Reading & 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: 135.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin T47



Huntley & Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Huntley & Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Original, quality 1930's, miniature biscuit tin detailed to the sides and lid for "Huntley & 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 & Palmers Biscuit Tin T33
Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin T33
Original, quality, superb Huntley & Palmer's 'Wallet' biscuit tin in the form of a snakeskin handbag. This tin was manufactured in 1903 by Huntley Bourne & Stevens for Huntley & 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: 115.00


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 & 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 & 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: 23.00


Day & Sons Red Drink Packet VP1

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