What a wonderful present for your fiancee or wife - a vintage 1940s Elgin American Love heart compact mirror.
In the mid 1940s the Illinois Watch Case Co subsidiary Elgin American produced a series of heart shaped powder compacts aimed at the St Valentine's Day market.
This one must be one of the most collectible as it shows Cupid - the icon of St Valentine's Day seated & holding strings with winged hearts attached to them.
All around Cupid are the words "I love you" in eight different languages.
The ones I know are "I love you", "Je t'aime" (French) ,"Te amo" (Spanish), "Ich liebe dich"
(German), "Ja cie kocham" (Polish). The background to all of this is brushed gold tone.
It is a superbly well made compact & in very good condition considering it is over 70 years old.
The lid lifts easily to reveal an excellent mirror with a teardrop shaped bezel. The inner lid is beautifully ornate & signed "Elgin American MADE IN U.S.A.
The base is brushed gold tone.
This powder compact measures 3".
When you shop with us we include free worldwide tracked and insured shipping with next day dispatch, as well as a free luxury gift box & handmade gift tag as standard with your order.
All purchases are shipped with an extensive illustrated historical fact pack & collector's information guide.
For UK orders we can guarantee next day delivery. Our US & Australian customers are receiving their purchases within ten days, with all other countries receiving items faster than this. European orders are reaching their destinations within five days.
Have you considered layaway? With a small deposit you will secure the item until you are ready to pay in full.
We also provide a free personal shopper service. If you are too busy to browse let us know your requirements and price range and we will personally select the finest variety of our stock to suit your specifications.
If you buy three or more listings, you will get a 10% discount off your entire order.
Each purchase will be shipped in a beautifully decorated gift box - If you would like us to print a message for your gift tag just ask.
We are also willing to offer customers advice on how specialists keep antiques in superb condition as to avoid damaging them.
As experienced collectors we are uniquely placed to give you the history of your purchase.
Alternatively you may pay by bank transfer or reserve an item and send a check / cheque to us.
Please contact us for reservations or to discuss layaway options. We ship within 24 hours of cleared payment. We use tracked, insured priority shipping & have supplied fine collectibles to many hundreds of delighted customers all over the world.
If you need any advice please feel free to contact us:
Call: 0789 6616374
International callers: +44 789 6616374