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Competition to win a sterling silver minaudiere, Dorothy Gray and Volupte novelty compacts

Win a sterling silver & gold authentic Art Deco minaudiere/vanity case. Purchases from www.antiques-atlas.com/thevintagecompactshop &  www.thevintagecompactshop.com qualify for free entry tickets into the prize draw.   This is the first prize in our competition. Could this BE any more Art Deco? It is a fully hallmarked sterling silver & gold minaudiere. The lozenge with “39 MI” is the maker’s mark Fratelli Cacchione. This mark was used 1935 - 1940c. This magnificent minaudiere / vanity case weighs over 600 grams & measures 5 ½” X 4 “. This silversmith made pieces for Tiffany     Second prize - a vintage (1940s) Dorothy Gray ‘Savoire Faire’ Mask compact       Second prize - a vintage (1940s) Dorothy Gray ‘Savoire Faire’ Mask compact...

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Win a sterling silver & gold authentic Art Deco minaudiere / vanity case.

Our first prize in our next competition starting tonight!!!!!!!!!!! See the Home page for details.Could this BE any more Art Deco? It is a fully hallmarked sterling silver & gold minaudiere. The lozenge with “39 MI” is the maker’s mark Fratelli Cacchione. This mark was used 1935 - 1940c. We had help from experts  who identified the maker for us. They had images of his mark on pieces made for Tiffany & Co.  Second prize - a vintage (1940s) Dorothy Gray ‘Savoire Faire’ Mask compact   Third prize - a vintage (1940s) Dorothy Gray ‘Picture Hat’ compact   Fourth prize - a vintage (1940s) Volupte parcel compact

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How to date your vintage Stratton powder compact.

Eleanor & I made a video for people who wished to date their vintage Stratton powder compacts. In 1997 the Company that made the Stratton powder compacts was sold & they ceased to be British made. Many collectors like only to collect antique or vintage powder compacts & so it is essential that we can date our purchases. Today Stratton compacts are still being made but they are not vintage compacts & there is a lot of confusion about what is & is NOT a vintage Stratton. Vintage Stratton powder compacts are sought after because these British made vanities were made to extremely high standards. For example: Stratton were famed for the quality of their enamel decorations. The vast vintage...

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Wonderful vintage powder compacts & Flapper purses.

Hi Everyone We are really excited. We have Flapper purses - Mandalian mesh purses & also Whiting & Davis mesh purses due to arrive from America any day now. Our favourite time of day is when the postman arrives carrying our parcels. American vintage accessories are so glamorous! It is hard to believe that Flappers were actually using these compacts & mesh purses in the 1920s & they are in such good condition. Today I am going to list one of our antique sterling silver compacts. So very gorgeous! It is an English made compact showing that the Brits could make glamorous vanities too!

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