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Reynolds Angels hairbrush etc boxed set

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RowenaNZ




Joined: 01 Mar 2008
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Location: New Zealand

Posted: 01/03/2008 
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Question HI,
I've recently bought, on separate occasions, a hairbrush-and-mirror set and a matching trinket box. I've looked up the hallmarks, but can you give me some idea of value? The hand mirror is a bit battered! Is it possible to have these restored?
I paid about NZ$70 for the lot - about UK 25 pounds
Thanks

PS, have now discovered the design is the 'Reynold's angels'

Description:hairbrush set - still with the original presentation case!

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Description:hallmarks on brush set (trinket box is tha same but a year older)

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Description:trinket box. This looks more obviously art nouveau than the brush and mirror appear to be, but it's actually the same design. It's about 3" x 1" x 1" - I thought probably a hairpin box?

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Jonathan Franks
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Joined: 12 Sep 2006
Posts: 191
Location: London

Posted: 02/03/2008 
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Well, you bought it cheap. The brush is the least valuable but easily worth the full 25. The box is worth about 40 and the mirror around 60.

Well done!

p.s. the mirror can easily be replaced by a silversmith.
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RowenaNZ




Joined: 01 Mar 2008
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Location: New Zealand

Posted: 02/03/2008 
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Thank you for this - I am pleased with myself now!
The mirror itself (ie the glass bit) is fine. When I said it was battered, I meant the silver back. This was the bit I was asking if it could be restired. Otherwise I might just look out for another brush.
also, does it make any difference to value that the brush and mirror set are still in the original presentation box? I personally like that about it!
thanks
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tomnik




Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 279
Location: Norwich

Posted: 13/03/2008 
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Hi there,
Just for info ( as you probably know anyway) - the silver has an obvious Birmingham Hallmark for 1912, and was made by the silversmiths 'Williams Birmingham Ltd' - whose mark is housed in a heart shape. I would suggest that the set (encased in box) would have a total value of around 60, and as with the previous suggestion the hairclip/hat-pin box would have a value of around 30-40.
Hope this helps
John
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