Products in the “Gadgets, Games and Oddities” Category

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French Jewellery Box signed A.B.Paris

Fine good quality Gilt French Jewellery box, decorated with high relief figural panels of 18thC scenes, that over time has developed an attractive dark patina. The wonderful relief panels depict rural scenes including, hunting, dancing, children playing and a pastoral scene, with cherubs at the clasp. The gilt box has its original peacock blue satin lining with a padded buttoned lining and sits on 4 pierced and decorative scrolling feet.

It is a lovely collectors piece but equally it would be lovely to use...

COLOUR: Bronze, Brass & Peacock Blue

COMPOSITION:  Brass & Satin

HALLMARKS:  A.B. Paris

DIMENSIONS:  (W)115mm   (D)95mm   (H)85mm

CONDITION:   Good

FLAWS:  Age related patination

PERIODCirca 1849-1900

SOURCE:  Paris, France

 

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Price: £135.00
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£50.00
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Champagne Tap

Vintage Champagne Tap / Corkscrew, designed with an Archimedean bladed helix with two holes in the tip and Prince of Wales Feathers on the petcock handles. Instead of 'popping' a Champagne cork, you would screw this tap through the cork and it would act as a valve. The threaded flared discharge nozzle secures a fine screen to filter debris from the champagne, wine or other liquid. The tap, with the valve closed, was screwed into the cork in a carbonated beverage. The bottle was turned upside down to cover the end of the tap, the valve opened, and the contents were discharged by the pressure in the bottle. When the desired amount was removed the valve was closed and the tap was left in the bottle to maintain pressure.

S.Maw & Son were known as a medical instrument manufacturers. They manufactured at least three different versions of this type of tap.

COLOUR: Silver

COMPOSITION:  Silver or Nickel plated Brass

DIMENSIONS:  (L)110mm   (W)55mm

CONDITION:  Good

MAKERS MARK:  S.MAW & SON LONDON

FLAWS:  Some typical wear & silver plate loss consistent with age.

PERIOD:  Circa early 20thC

SOURCE:  London England

 

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Price: £50.00
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£350.00
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Tripod Telescope

A beautifully crafted tripod telescope.

For a time in the eighteenth and nineteenth century the word 'Dollond' was almost a generic term for telescope rather like 'Hoover; is to vacuum cleaner. Dollond telescopes were considered to be amongst the best. Dollond & Co merged with Aitchison & Co in 1927 to form Dollond & Aitchison, the well-known high street chain of opticians.

COLOUR: Brass & Brown

COMPOSITION:  Brass, Glass & Wood

DIMENSIONS (H) 490mm   (Length of telescope) 420mm

CONDITION: Very Good

MAKERS MARK:  Dollond London

FLAWS:  Age-related patination.

PERIOD:  Unknown

SOURCE:  England

Price: £350.00
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£99.00
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Mid-Century Coat Hooks

Impressive retro Mid-Century coat hooks. Atomic style round balls in high shine chrome with black rubber surrounds are set on white enamelled arms...

COLOUR:  White & Silver

COMPOSITION:  Metal & Rubber

DIMENSIONS:  (L)580mm   (H)220mm   (D)130mm   (Ball Diameter)55mm

CONDITION:  Very Good

FLAWS:  There are surface scratches, commensurate with age.

PERIOD:  Circa 1960's

SOURCE:  France

 

Price: £99.00
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£65.00
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19thC Sandstone Corbel

Stunning reclaimed 19thC Sandstone Corbel. A beautiful, unusual decorative piece for inside or out...

COLOUR: Stone

COMPOSITION:  Sandstone

DIMENSIONS:  (H)280mm   (W)330mm   (D)220mm

CONDITION:  Fair

FLAWS  This is an old piece that has been exposed to the elements.

PERIOD:  19thC

SOURCE:  England

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Price: £65.00
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£225.00
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Bronze Stag

Fine quality 'hot cast' Bronze Stag mounted on an attractive marble block base. Superbly well modelled, it is very lifelike bronze.

This high quality bronze is a hot cast recast of an original produced using the 'lost wax' (cire perdue) process and bears the replica signature of the famous sculptor 'Milo.'

Born in Paris in 1939, Milo lived most of his childhood in Andalusia, Spain. Influenced by an artistic family background, he began sculpting at the age of seventeen. After apprenticing with several accomplished sculptors both in America and Spain, he began his own work focusing equally on steel and bronze. The characteristic rough texture and movement of line makes Milo's work easily identifiable in both cement and bronze.

COLOUR: Bronze & Black

COMPOSITION:  Bronze & Marble

DIMENSIONS: (L)290mm   (W)155mm   (H)275mm

CONDITION: Very Good

PERIOD:  Contemporary

SIGNATURE:  Milo

 

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Price: £225.00
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£50.00
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PHILIPS ‘Challenge’ 10 inch terrestrial globe

A great aged Philips 'Challenge' 10 inch terrestrial table globe. The globe itself has faded to parchment-like hues (the oceans would originally have been a sky-blue), there are patches of damage and the glaze has crackled, all adding to the vintage feel. The globe is constructed from two pasteboard hemispheres with hand-applied composite paper gores, joined at the equator. It features the trademark Everite stepped black bakelite base with a die cast meridian, and a patinated aluminium time dial at the North Pole.

George Philip & Son began as a map and atlas publisher in Liverpool, England in 1834.  In 1902, the firm relocated to London and emerged as one of the major globe producers of the 20th century.

COLOUR: Parchment & Black

COMPOSITION:  Pasteboard, Metal & Bakelite

DIMENSIONS: (D)250mm   (H)315mm

CONDITION: Average

FLAWS:  Age-related colour change. There are parts of the equator missing, where the 2 hemispheres are joined and several areas of damage to the paper finish, (please see photographs). There is lots of crazing to the globe. There is patination to the metal.

PERIOD:  Circa 1950's

SOURCE:  Britain

Price: £70.00
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£25.00
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Green Glass Apothecary Bottle

The perfect gift for the person who has everything!  Fill with whatever liquid you fancy or just give empty for display. This wonderful old green glass ridged apothecary bottle comes with it's original glass stopper and features etched letters.

It was originally used for Chloral Hyd. Chloral Hydrate is an effective sedative and hypnotic agent.

A fine way of adding antique medicinal charm to a kitchen, bathroom or any shelf space for that matter...

COLOUR: Green & White

COMPOSITION:  Glass

DIMENSIONS: (H)190mm   (W)45mm   (D)70mm

CONDITION: Good

FLAWS:   There are 2 small scratches to the front upper edge of the bottle.

PERIOD:  C.Victorian

SOURCE:  England

 

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Price: £25.00
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£20.00
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Vintage Propelling Pencil

Lovely miniature vintage propelling pencil with engraved detailing and a small loop a the end so it can be hung from a chain or ribbon. A simple twisting action allows you to hold the lead in place. A useful interesting gift...

COLOUR: Silver

COMPOSITION:  White Metal

DIMENSIONS: (W) 6mm-2mm   (L) 68mm

MARKS:  The name George is engraved on 1 side

CONDITION:  Fair

FLAWS:  Some surface scratches and wear.

PERIOD:  Early 20thC

SOURCE:  Made in England

 

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Price: £20.00
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£55.00
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African Horns

We've headhunted this pair of African horns, with skull attached, mounted onto a wooden plaque. The horns themselves have a lovely deep hue and shine, very tactile...

COLOUR: Brown & Ivory

COMPOSITION:  Bone, Horn & Wood

DIMENSIONS: (W)190mm   (H)230mm   (D)205mm

DIMENSIONS PLAQUE:   (W)157mm   (H)178mm   (D)15mm

CONDITION: Good

PERIOD:  Vintage

SOURCE:  Africa

Price: £55.00
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£57.00
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Perspex Colibri Tablelighter

Smart chunky transparent tablelighter with easy push switch. Cased in a clear perspex smooth curved shape with a circular hole running through it. The switched section pulls out easily to allow for refueling and it does spark when the switch is pushed. This is an elegant piece that I have not seen before...uniquely stylish...
Please note this lighter comes de-gassed for safety.

COLOUR: Silver & Clear

COMPOSITION:  Perspex, Metal & Plastic

MAKER/MARK:  Colibri

DIMENSIONS: (H)140mm   (W)110mm   (D)60mm

CONDITION: Very Good

FAULTS:  There are some surface scratches to the perspex commensurate with age and wear.

PERIOD:  late 20thC

 

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Price: £57.00
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£65.00
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Large African Horns

We've headhunted this pair of large African horns, with skull attached, mounted onto a wooden plaque. The horns themselves are quite tall, very tactile...

COLOUR: Brown & Ivory

COMPOSITION:  Bone, Horn & Wood

DIMENSIONS: (W)170mm   (H)400mm   (D)170mm

DIMENSIONS PLAQUE:   (W)150mm   (H)195mm   (D)15mm

CONDITION: Good

PERIOD:  Vintage

SOURCE:  Africa

Price: £65.00
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£28.00
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Wooden Shoe Tree Inserts

Lovely pair of vintage wooden shoe tree inserts with metal plaques stamped, 'Treadwell Bros.' with a beautiful patina. Use for their intended purpose, or as an interesting shelf display...

COLOUR: Honey Wood

COMPOSITION:  Wood

MAKERS MARK:  Treadwell Bros.

DIMENSIONS: (W) 82mm   (L) 210mm   (H) 165mm

CONDITION:  Good

FLAWS:  There is a chip to the top of the wood foot on 1 form and a small split in the wood to the other.

PERIOD:  Vintage

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Price: £28.00
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£18.00
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Vintage Biscuit Tin

Attractive transfer printed Vintage biscuit tin by the Victoria Biscuit Co. in the shape of a book entitled 'Gourmets Delight'. The Victoria Biscuit Co. traded from 1904 till the 70's, we think this tin dates from between 20's-40's. Use to store letters, keys, pens or any vintage treasures...

COLOUR: Red, Gold, Green & Black

COMPOSITION:  Tin

DIMENSIONS:  (W)170mm   (H)240mm   (D)55mm

CONDITION: Fair

FAULTS:  Some small scratches to the exterior paintwork, rust marks to the interior.

SOURCE:  Victoria Biscuit Co. Dordrecht Holland.

PERIOD:  Vintage

SOURCE:  Holland

 

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Price: £18.00
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£45.00
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Wedgewood Lidded Box

A fine quality Wedgwood Black and cane, Jasperware pottery Candy Box/lidded dish. It is an oval shape with a fluted edge with classical detailing to the protruding base. The lid, which fits well on the box, is black with contrasting leaf detailing around the fluted finial. This piece could be used for sweets, butter, jewellery, loose ends or as a lovely ornamental piece...

COLOUR: Black & Cream

COMPOSITION:  China

DIMENSIONS:  (L)155mm   (W)110mm   (H)80mm

CONDITION:  Very Good

MAKERS MARK:   Wedgewood

PERIOD:  Circa 1999-2005 (discontinued)

SOURCE:  England

 

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Price: £45.00
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£20.00
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Odeon Letter ‘H’

Bright red, perspex letter 'H' with hooks on the back for hanging onto signage.

COLOUR: Red

COMPOSITION:  Perspex

DIMENSIONS:  (H)253mm   (W)153mm   (D)3mm

CONDITION:  Good

FLAWS:  There are surface scratches due to years of being exposed to the elements.

 

 

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Price: £20.00
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£39.00
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Metamec Bakelite Alarm Clock

Charming electric Metamec bakelite alarm clock with pistachio coloured surround in working order, (except for the tick/silent facility). It has to be plugged in and you have to turn the 'start' button a few times to get it started. The alarm works and emits a buzzing sound when set off. On the reverse there are knobs for setting the alarm, starting the clock, setting the time and silencing the tick.

Metamec, was a small factory based in Dereham, Norfolk, England, that started making synchronous electric clocks in 1947. They stopped making clocks when the company went into receivership in 1984.

It is wired but we have removed the plug. As with all pre-used electrical items they should be checked and installed by a qualified electrician. We cannot be liable for the purchaser not following our advice on this...

COLOUR: Green, Black & Red

COMPOSITION:  Metal, Bakelite & Plastic

DIMENSIONS: (W)136mm    (H)130mm   (D)75mm

CONDITION:  Fair

FAULTS:  The green plastic shows some age related colouring. The original flourecscent paint on the numbers and hands has deteriorated as is normal with this type of paint on older items. There is some patination to the metal. The tick/silent knob is not working, so the clock runs silent.

PERIOD:  Mid-Century C.1960's

SOURCE:  England

 

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Price: £39.00
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£8.00
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Mars Milk Bottle

Vintage Unigate milk bottle with an advert for Mars, with printing t0 both sides and embossed with the Unigate logo. We have over 30 bottles with different adverts on them, they look great in a set for display, for flowers and make great gifts as some of the ads will really strike a chord with the recipitants...

COLOUR: Black, Yellow & Red

COMPOSITION:  Glass & Paint

DIMENSIONS: (H)190mm   (W)75mm

CONDITION: Very Good

PERIOD:  1980's

SOURCE:  England

 

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Price: £8.00
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Crusha Milk Bottle

Vintage Unigate milk bottle with an advert for Crusha milkshake, with printing t0 both sides and embossed with the Unigate logo. We have over 30 bottles with different adverts on them, they look great in a set for display, for flowers and make great gifts as some of the ads will really strike a chord with the recipitants...

COLOUR: Red, Yellow & Blue

COMPOSITION:  Glass & Paint

DIMENSIONS: (H)190mm   (W)75mm

CONDITION: Very Good

PERIOD:  1980's

SOURCE:  England

 

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Price: £8.00
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£42.00
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Chrome Lighthouse Table Lighter

Deco, chrome plated novelty lighthouse shaped lighter. Retro, unique and collectible, it has some weight to it. The top of the lighthouse slides off to expose the flint and wick. An interesting nautical piece that would make a nice table or desk centerpiece or add to a collection...

COLOUR: Silver

COMPOSITION:  Chromed Metal & Brass

DIMENSIONS:  (L)148mm   (Wbase)50mm   (Wtop)20mm

CONDITION:  Good

FLAWS:  There is some wear to the plating particularly at the base from years of use.

PERIOD:  Vintage

 

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Price: £42.00
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