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A late Victorian silver novelty propelling pencil in the form of a police truncheon with engraved decoration, length approx 8cm.
Hammer price: £140
A Victorian gold cased, turquoise set slide action pencil with engraved decoration, the slide and the terminal mounted with a circular turquoise and citrine seal to the top, extended length approx 12.3cm (small dent to barrel).
Hammer price: £45
A George V 9ct gold novelty match strike in the form of a car radiator with engine turned decoration, the detachable cover fitted with striker, London 1926 by London Chain Bag Co Ltd, height approx 4.5cm.
Hammer price: £380
A 9ct gold rectangular slide action cigarette case with engine turned decoration, London 1936, length approx 11.3cm.
Hammer price: £1,200
A 19th Century papier-mâché circular snuffbox, the glazed lid inset with a painted panel depicting three men seated at a table smoking clay pipes within a stiff leaf border, diameter approx 8.5cm.
Hammer price: £65
A Conway Stewart 'Dinkie 550' gilt metal mounted green marbled plastic fountain pen with a 14ct gold nib, length approx 10cm, and a matching Conway Stewart 'No. 25' propelling pencil, length approx 11cm, cased.
Hammer price: £28
A George V 9ct gold rectangular cigarette case with engine turned decoration, London 1930 by Cohen & Charles, length approx 12.5cm.
Hammer price: £1,150
A late 18th/early 19th Century stained ivory and piqué inlaid snuffbox, length approx 8cm, a Victorian papier-mâché rectangular snuffbox and two tortoiseshell models of stringed instruments.
Hammer price: £32
A gold plated, metal mounted fountain pen, the nib detailed 'Philips Oxford', a Parker 51 steel capped and magenta plastic fountain pen, a Sheaffer cream plastic fountain pen, three further fountain pens and a Wahl Eversharp gilt metal propelling pencil.
Hammer price: £38
A 9ct gold cased propelling action fountain pen with ridged decoration, the nib detailed 'Watermans Ideal England', London 1918.
Hammer price: £120
A late Victorian silver twin sovereign case with engraved decoration, Birmingham 1897, a 1951 crown with original case, two 1981 crowns, an Imperial Service Medal, George VI issue, officially re-named to 'James Henry Woolmer', and two further items.
Hammer price: £55
A George IV 18ct gold rectangular snuffbox, the hinged lid and base with engine turned decoration, the sides decorated in relief with flower and fruit filled cornucopia and foliate scrolls against a textured ground, Birmingham 1824 by L & Co, possibly Ledsam & Vale, length approx 8.5cm.
Hammer price: £3,200
A pair of sterling hatpins of spiral form framed by a circlet, by Charles Horner, diameter approx 1cm, a silver hatpin of spiral form, London 1911, and another silver hatpin of oval form, inset with mother-of-pearl, Chester 1909 by C.H. Collins & Sons.
Hammer price: £80
An early 20th Century plated 'Golf Stroke Scorer', the back inscribed 'Rd No 189093' 'A & N.C.S.L. 105 Victoria St SW', length approx 9.5cm, leather cased, the lid gilt inscribed.
Hammer price: £75
A 19th Century ivory cased nécessaire of oval outline, the hinged lid revealing a fitted interior of silver gilt mounted implements, including thimble, scissors, needle case and propelling pencil, hinge detailed 'CHB', length approx 12cm.
Hammer price: £150
A late Victorian silver mounted dressing set with scroll and foliate decoration, comprising shoehorn, buttonhook and smaller buttonhook, Birmingham 1896 and 1899 by Adie & Lovekin Ltd, cased, together with a silver fob medal, a silver napkin ring and two spoons.
Hammer price: £24
A mid-19th Century rosewood cased étui with boxwood inlaid decoration, the silvered interior fitted with sewing accoutrements, length approx 13cm.
Hammer price: £65
A Dupont Paris gold plated lighter of rectangular form with textured decoration, impressed 'B9DR48' to base, height approx 4.7cm, cased.
Hammer price: £48
An early 20th Century Italian micro-mosaic small photograph frame of rectangular form with canted corners, decorated with flowers, height approx 12cm.
Hammer price: £70
A 19th Century French ivory parasol handle, probably Dieppe, carved and pierced with a semi-clad maiden seated on a swing with foliate surmount, length approx 12cm.
Hammer price: £80