Antique and collectible history / information about vintage powder compacts

All About Celluloid Vanities & Collectibles - History, Values & More!

All About Celluloid Vanities & Collectibles - History, Values & More!

This post will answer these questions:

1. What is Celluloid? 

2. Who invented Celluloid  - when & how?

3. Are Celluloid powder compacts and accessories valuable?

4. How can I find the value of my Celluloid collectibles?

5. Where can I find vintage & antique Celluloid powder compacts?

6. How should I store Celluloid items?

7. How can I tell if an item is made from Celluloid?

8. How do I clean Celluloid accessories?

 

 

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Art Deco Silver Compact Mirrors & Cigarette Cases

Art Deco Silver Compact Mirrors & Cigarette Cases

Hallmarked silver Art Deco powder compacts and cigarette cases are some of the most stylish to be seen. They are highly collectible and many could be said to be a good investment. We like to add to our collection of Art Deco compacts and cases and research the history of each item which we pass on to the purchaser in the form of a lavishly illustrated historical fact pack.
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Melissa & Regent Of London Powder Compacts History & Heritage

Melissa & Regent Of London Powder Compacts History & Heritage

No records survive of the manufacturing concerns responsible for the Melissa & Regent of London brands of vanities. In these instances the accessories contained with the powder compacts and vanity sets enable us to build up a picture of the history of these delightful mid-century collectibles. Case construction and similarities of lid designs yield further clues. When we liaise with other collectors and specialists we can pool information.
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Rare Vintage Stratton Powder Compacts

Rare Vintage Stratton Powder Compacts

Eleanor and I feel as though it is important to pay tribute to the makers and also say thank you to our customers, many of whom are fellow collectors. We like to create new historical fact packs for each subsequent sale, so that we are not duplicating information when the same customer purchases another piece from the same maker. 

 

 

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