Thursday, 26 July 2012

New Compact Additions

Even though I have a blog now dedicated just to writing about compacts, I always said I was still going to share my compact adventures here on LOTS. The compacts above are both a mixture of ones I've added to my collection and ones that we have or are selling via eBay - as you all know I've been trying to step up my collection to the next level and selling them has been a great way of finding more compacts and learning about them.

1) This pink and gold Rex 5th Avenue compact was an eBay goodie which was in the same lot as the Stratton butterfly compact I last blogged about. It's oversized and unused. You can read more about it here.

2) An adorable black plastic compact came from a lot we brought on eBay to resell. I grabbed this one out for keeps because as you know I'm a cat lady at heart. The figure of a curled up kitty is shaped out of the moulded plastic of the top of the compact. It's probably rather new but it's unused and too cute to sell. You can find more about the kitty here.

3) Additionally out of the aforementioned lot was this Coty Airspun Rogue mini compact which we sold last week on eBay. It came not only with it's original red Coty branded puff but additionally the refill clasp which was patented to 1929. I wrote a blog piece about the history behind the patent.

4) Sunday was the 37th Antique and Garage Sale in Royal Oak and we went for a wander and grabbed these two compacts. The silver and gold circular compact is from the British compact manufacture Kigu and the square blue flowered compact is a double compacted mirror. For $5 and $3 respectively you can't say no and or go wrong - these both are for keeps. 

5) Finally another compact we have on sale via eBay this week - a Dorset 5th Avenue compact. This compact has great little attentions to detail and is unused. As a compact Dorset manufactured compacts between the 1930s to 1950s so it's a great piece of it's era.

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  1. So glad that you're keeping the kitty one! It's pretty darn adorable.

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  2. That kitty compact is the most adorable thing I've ever seen! x

  3. Very beautiful. I wish I could find something to collect that I was an passionate and interested in as you are with compacts.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    1. Aw thank you - I think once you find that one thing you can really get into then the passion is just second nature!

  4. My fave is definitely that pink and gold Rex. It's great. X

    1. It's a gorgeous pastel pink I love that it's over sized too, makes a statement!

  5. The first and second compacts are totally awesome. I've only collected two compacts so far. It's rather funny that as a child I was always collecting pocket mirrors. Now as an adult I'm collecting compacts. I guess somethings we do since childhood.

  6. I'd have kept the cat too!