British Compact Society

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Powder Compacts

All compacts are pre loved  vintage so inevitably will not be in ‘new condition’.   Compacts will be packed with care, with original vintage pouch /box if available or complimentary gift pouch

We will describe each item as fully as possible, however if you require further information or photos before purchase please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note all Compacts listed on this page are Free UK Postage.

We Ship Worldwide. Overseas Buyers please contact us for postage options prior to purchase

Vintage 50s Quality signed KIGU Gold Tone “Compact of Character” Horse and Carriage Powder Compact and Built in Lipstick Holder size 8.3cm x 7.3cm including handle. Weight 125g
120.00 GBP

Created with superb workmanship this 50s exquisite suitcase shaped KIGU compact has a marcasite horse & carriage mount with a pretty red romantic enamel heart. Super Condition throughout including working catches. Bevelled clear mirror, original sifter and puff.
Special Gift/Collectors Piece

PC 37482
Vintage 30s Octagon Map of India Silver Tone Metal Powder Compact set with 4 Rubies Compact Size: 3 inches
75.00 GBP

Rare 30s Map of India Compact set with 4 rubies on a beautiful background of emerald green celluloid. Very Good Condition throughout including clear reflective mirror, sifter and all mechanisms working. Base has some slight surface use wear. Collectable Romantic Travellers Keepsake

PC 3964
Vintage 40s Sterling Silver Art Deco Style Engine Turned Powder Compact. Size: 7cm x 7cm Weight 77g
150.00 GBP

A stunning 1941 Birmingham Silver Quality Powder Compact. Fully hallmarked by William Suckling Ltd.
Superb detail and great condition throughout incl. clear reflective mirror. Sifter & Puff in place. No dings
All mechanisms working

Outstanding Quality 60s Signed KIGU Petit Point Triple Gold Tone Vanity Party Case for Lipstick Powder and Cigarettes. Original Pouch and Box Size 7.8cm x 7.8cm
120.00 GBP

KIGU Party Case with stunning embroidery protected by a transparent cover All compartments hardly used clean condition Sifter in place and lipstick holder has remains of red lipstick. Lovely clear mirror and all mechanisms working. Pouch fine. Box signs of use.
Beautiful Vintage Vanity

Charming Vintage Gwenda polished metal Loose Powder Compact detailed with Foil and Reverse Hand Painted Scene on Celluloid lid. Size 6cm x 5.8cm
80.00 GBP

Exquisite Compact artistically detailed with foil and hand painted Romantic Period Scene
Polished metallic mirrored interior lid & clean sifter in place. Signed GWENDA made in England
Base is a lovely shade of red enamel.
Super Condition throughout with very little signs of use.

Vintage 40s DOROTHY GRAY Goldtone “Picture Hat,” Loose Powder Compact Size: 8cm x 8.3cm
115.00 GBP

Delightful superb quality brass engine turned 40s novelty compact with original signed puff. Base signed Dorothy Gray.
This highly desirable vintage compact is in good condition with all mechanisms working and a clear reflective mirror.
Fabulous Vintage Vanity

Art Deco Octagonal Metallic Foiled Vanity Compact with Sailing Scene on Reverse Painted celluloid
135.00 GBP

This Beautiful Highly Collectable polished metal Quality Deco Foiled Compact has the original rouge and powder.
Very Good Condition throughout with only minimal signs of use. Reflective mirror and all mechanisms working. Size 7cmx4.3cm.

KIGU 50s Quality Embossed and Engine Turned Gold Tone Powder Compact
32.00 GBP

Pretty exquisitely detailed KIGU Loose Powder Compact in super condition throughout with sifter, puff and clear reflective mirror. All mechanisms working. Size: 7cms. Desirable Vintage Vanity

Rare Signed VOGUE VANITIE Commonwealth Emblem Slimline Cream Enamel top and Gold tone base Powder Compact circa late 30s early 40s
58.00 GBP

Desirable early Vogue Compact 5.5cm x 7.5cm. Lovely Enamel and Emblems in good condition. Interior Mirror clear and used original sifter in place. Base smooth gold tone with some signs of age wear/use. Closure catches working
Super Collectable Compact with historical interest.

Vintage Burberry’s of London circa 80s / 90s Check Convertible Powder Compact PAT.764125
135.00 GBP

Superb Gold tone with Navy, Red and Grey Check design. Burberry’s iconic horse emblem clearly visible on reverse. Interior unused, mirror clear, original puff and sifter. All mechanisms working. Size: 8.2cm. V.G.C throughout.

Rare 30s Vintage Stratton metal and hand painted leather Non-Spill Powder Compact Pat. 407785
48.00 GBP

Beautiful compact with exquisite hand painted on leather sunset scene. Interior has reflective mirror and Non-Spill loose powder compartment. All mechanism working. Size 5.6cm Very Good Condition throughout commensurate with age.

Rare Vintage c.40s COTY New York / Paris AIR SPUN Emeraude Soleil D’or Powder Box and Compact with sealed contents.
75.00 GBP

COTY Vanity Set with sealed Powder & Compact in original 40s decorative packaging
Unused signed Turquoise Compact with mirror with slight misting.
Rare Collectable Set in Great Unused Vintage Condition
Pretty Gift box exterior has some signs of wear
Size of boxed set approx 11.5cmx21cm

Rare Vintage Novelty DIEPPE French Beret Powder Vanity Box
60.00 GBP

Rare Collectable Navy Red White French Beret Powder Box marked DIEPPE
The box is empty VGC throughout with only light signs of use Size approx 8.5dia.
Contact for further details if required

Stratton c 50’s Vintage Carryall Combination Compact in Black Silk Case
90.00 GBP

Multi-functional includes:Powder Compact/Cigarette Case/Lipstick holder.The Silk case also has a pocket which contains a comb.Overall in very good condition throughout including mechanisms.Mirror has original stickers attached.Engine-turned.Approx 9.5x 6cms ex case.Contact me for more info

40s Vintage Collectable Swiss REUGE Ste Croix Triple Working Musical Vanity Compact Case with Rare Venetian design and original box
260.00 GBP

Quality Triple Swiss Reuge Musical Vanity Compact. Beautifully detailed in a Rare Venetian design.3 compartments for powder lipstick & cigarettes.Very Good Condition throughout. All mechanisms working including music
Size approx.10.2cmx5.1cm
Original box shows signs of use and wear.

Vintage Pretty Estee Lauder Zodiac Gemini Gold Tone and Rhinestone Powder Compact
30.00 GBP

Highly Collectable Limited Edition Powder Compact by Estee Lauder. Very Good Condition incl. mirror and mechanisms. No remaining powder or puff. Size approx. 4 x4.5cm
Free UK Postage
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PC 1024
Vintage Quality Gold Plated Powder Compact Made in Switzerland
30.00 GBP

Attractive Powder Compact with a beautiful brush stroke detail with satin finish.
Clear Bevelled interior mirror. Mechanisms working and in good vintage condition throughout
Size 7.5cmx7.5cm
Free UK Postage
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Rare Vintage KIGU Mother of Pearl Gold tone and Black Velvet Luxury Party Case with original box
150.00 GBP

Please see below full description and photos of this Rare find. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Proud to Present this Highly Collectable  Party Case/Carryall by famous KIGU

This 50/60s Luxury Mother of Pearl Party Case contains:

Two separate compartments

·    Compartment for Powder with original sifter and puff and a lovely sprinkling of  powder. Clear Mirror and inner lid Stamped KIGU. All Very Good Condition

·   Compartment for Cigarettes or Business Cards with working clip – All Good Clean Condition

Each side of the case has a container – one side a lipstick holder and the other a small glass perfume bottle with gold top both appear unused.

The front of the case is a Beautiful Mother of Pearl in very good condition

Reverse of case is gold tone with engine turned detail also in very good condition

The case is carried by a black velvet handle

Size approx. 6.5cm x 13.5cm

 The original vintage box shows signs of wear, but it is fit to provide continued protection to this lovely KIGU Party Carryall Case

Overall this is a Superb Quality Luxury Vanity Case with all mechanisms/hinges working and only lightly used.


Rare Vintage 1937 King George V1 Souvenir Coronation Butterfly Wing Square Powder Compact Made in England
70.00 GBP

Attractive Iridescent Butterfly Wing and White metal
George V1 Coronation Compact. Super Condition incl mirror and mechanisms Size 5x5cm
Free UK Postage
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Vintage KIGU ‘Pink Roses’ Powder Compact
25.00 GBP

Pretty Collectable Gold Tone KIGU Compact detailed with Pink Rose Buds to top lid.
Very Condition to throughout including mirror and all mechanisms.Stamped KIGU. Sifter in place. Size approx. 6.2cm dia.Contact for further info if req.
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PC 088
Beautiful Vintage Octagonal Continental Silver Finely Engraved Powder Compact
120.00 GBP

This stunning quality compact is 7.2cm dia. Stamped silver in internal well. Unusual Intricate design.
Very Good Condition throughout including sifter,clear mirror and mechanisms.
Contact for further info if required
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Superb Vintage Mascot Boxed Vanity Set complete with Compact Lipstick Holder & Perfume Bottle
55.00 GBP

Each beautiful unused item is gold tone and detailed with pink roses. The pretty original box shows signs of use. All mechanisms and mirror fine.
Contact for further info if req.

PC 0087
Rare Circa 1950's Le Rage Enamel Hunting Scene and Gold Metal Powder Compact
75.00 GBP

Superb Quality Square Powder Compact by Le Rage. Detailed with enamel Hunting Scene and a floral detail to reverse. Very Good Condition throughout, very slight age related misting to mirror. All mechanisms working.Sifter and a sprinkling of powder. Approx 7.5cmx7.5cm

Rare 1937 King Edward V111 Coronation Powder Compact
60.00 GBP

Complete with unused Lylax powder and puff and clear mirror Very Good condition with evidence of light use commensurate with age. Fastens crisply. White Metal. Stamped Rachel Made in England on Reverse 4.5cm dia. More details on request.
Rare find for collectors

Rare Stratton RMS Arundel Castle Powder Compact Circa 1937
45.00 GBP

Very good vintage condition opening hinge slightly loose however working. Mirror and Image Good. Rare Collectors item 7.5 cm dia Contact me for more information

Art Nouveau 20s Djer-Kiss Kerkoff Kissing Fairies Powder & Rouge Compact
140.00 GBP

Exquisite silver plated 1920s Djer-Kiss Kerkoff Kissing Fairies Powder/ Rouge compact.Two sided mirror, includes rouge, no powder.Overall very good condition. One side of mirror is a little hazy but reflects well. Approx. size 5cms sq. Contact for more info if required

Rare Mitcham Potter and Moore 1930s Lavender Seller Powder Compact
60.00 GBP

Highly Collectable approx 4.3cm diameter Brass Compact. Beautifully painted lavender seller under celluloid cover. Very Good condition including mirror and mechanisms with puff and a sprinkling of pale powder. Contact us for more information if needed.

Maison Royale PARIS Vintage Black enamel and gold tone Powder Compact
40.00 GBP

Stunning souvenir compact detailed with black enamel featuring Paris landmarks. The compact is in very good condition including mechanisms and mirror. Original clean sifter no puff or powder. Approx 6.5cm x 6.5cms Complete with original vintage worn box .

Large 9.5cms diameter Vogue Vanities Powder Compact.
28.00 GBP

Exquisite cream floral decoration. Very good condition appears hardly used. Original sifter but no puff. All mechanisms working.

Boxed unused 7cms diameter Stratton Gold Tone Rondette Powder Compact.
30.00 GBP

Super quality raised gold tone lattice decoration. Excellent condition. Original sifter and puff. Makers sticker still attached to mirror. Produced Mid 60s early 70s. Original box and sleeve.

Very Pretty Vintage Handpainted Goldtone Powder Compact
40.00 GBP

An unusual example with lovely hand painted "girl picking flowers" decoration. Its in good condition with vintage patina to the reverse. Contain original sifter. Approx. size is 8.2cms in diameter. Contact me for more information if needed.

Vintage Large Vogue Vanities Oriental Dragon Scene Powder Compact 9.5cm
28.00 GBP

Very Pretty Dancing figures and dragons enamel and gold tone compact with sifter. Stamped Vogue on inner lid. Good condition throughout including hinges catches and mirror. Contact for more info if required.


Recently Sold Items

Rare Vintage Queen Elizabeth 11 Coronation Brass Powder Compact with Matching Handbag Mirror
0.00 GBP

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD TO THE USA Highly Collectable Coronation Powder Compact and mirror. Fronts are covered in the original celluloid protective covers which has kept them in very good condition. Compact size 8.2cm Mirror 7.5 dia Free UK Postage Ship Worldwide

Vintage Collectable 30s Black Enamel Loose Powder Washington DC Monument Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD IN THE UK Beautiful Compact with image of Washington DC Monument which is protected by clear celluloid cover on lid. Super Condition throughout incl. catches, clear reflective mirror and clean powder well.
Size 6.5cm

PC 2946
Rare Vintage 50s Stratton Princess Ballet Coppelia Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD IN THE UK Charming 50s Loose Powder Compact by Stratton.Featuring on the enamel top is Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin in the Ballet Coppelia. Please see the complete description and more photos of this special powder compact below.

Vintage 50s Stratton Tophat, Cocktail, Gloves and Cane Novelty Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

Highly Collectable Goldtone Stratton Novelty Powder Compact complete with sifter and puff
Very Good Condition throughout including working mechanisms.Size approx 7.5cm dia

Vintage 50s KIGU Locket ‘Compact of Character’ Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

Beautiful quality KIGU loose Powder Compact with mirror and locket designed for two photographs.
See full description below of this distinctive compact.

Stratton Heritage Collection Strawberry Thief by William Morris Convertible Gilt Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

Fine quality Powder Compact by Stratton featuring the famous William Morris design. Superb condition throughout appears unused. Size approx. 7cm dia Complete with sifter no puff. Complete with original pouch and box.
Contact for more info if needed

UK Postage included

PC 0074
Beautiful 1918 Hallmarked Chester Silver Chatelaine Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

This pretty collectable Chatelaine compact is complete with swansdown puff. Overall good condition throughout with signs of use commensurate with age. Fully Hallmarked. Approx. 4.2cm dia

PC C018
Magnificent Vintage Estee Lauder Golden Seahorse Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

THIS ITEM HAS SOLD Beautifully detailed and encrusted with dazzling crystals of green, blue, red and gold. Complete with Lucidity Powder. All very good condition. Size approx 6cm dia. Contact me for more information

Vintage 60s Stratton P&O Canberra Cruise Liner Souvenir Convertible Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

Highly Collectable Increasingly Rare Souvenir P&O Stratton Powder Compact with original puff and sifter.
All mechanisms working. In good vintage condition throughout. Size 7.8cm dia

1920's Hallmarked Silver Top Powder Vanity Jar with Swansdown Puff
0.00 GBP

Very Pretty Desirable Silver Topped 20's Powder Vanity Jar complete with soft pink puff. London Hallmark.Good Condition
Size aprrox 8.5cm dia.

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Free UK Postage

Rare Edward V111 Coronation Powder Compact with Souvenir Coronation Calendar Booklet
0.00 GBP


Rare Coronation Compact size 4.5cm dia complete with unused Lylax Powder and tiny puff. Very Good Condition throughout incl mirror. Also included small 1937 Coronation Calendar Booklet. Highly collectable combination made in England.

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PC 064
Vintage BREVETE PARIS LIMOGES Porcelain Lipstick Holder
0.00 GBP

Very Pretty Gold tone and porcelain Limoges Lipstick holder with mirror. exquisite pink floral decoration. All very good condition. Appears unused. Length open approx. 10cm Closed 5.5cm. Contact for more info if needed

PC 0031
Vintage Lunette Brass Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

Stunning example of a Lunette Gold Tone Powder Compact. Its in very good condition. Unusual half round shaped compact with original handmade beaded puff. Approx size is 6cms x 10.2cms.Contact me for more pictures or information if needed.

Vintage 40’s Brass Piccadilly Circus London Souvenir Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

This quality stamped Made in England Powder Compact has a great image of 40’s London covered in protective plastic. Very Good Condition throughout complete with original sifter and puff. Size: 8.5cm dia.

Gwenda "Houses of Parliament" Cigarette/Card Compact
0.00 GBP

Unusual piece in overall good condition but with the usual age related patina to reverse. Approx. size is 7.5cms x 9cms. Inside bevelled mirror and clip for cards or cigarettes. Contact me for a more detailed description.

Vintage Zenette "Dancers" Compact
0.00 GBP

Lovely detailed example in very good condition with just a little patina on reverse There is a sifter but no puff. Approx. diameter is 7.6cms Contact me for more details or pics if req.

Rare Seivel PARIS Powder and Lipstick Compact Boxed Set
0.00 GBP


A Gold Tone and Black Engine Turned Paris Souvenir Vanity Set. VG condition with all mechanisms working throughout including spring loaded mirror to lipstick holder.

Stunning 1950s KIGU Concerto Magenta Musical Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

Beautiful Kigu Musical Powder Compact with Jewelled central detail. Gold Tone scalloped edges. Super condition and quality throughout,including internal bevelled mirror. All mechanisms working Approx 7cm x 8cm.

PC 052
Stunning Vintage Limited Edition 2002 Estee Lauder Jewelled SPHINX Solid Perfume Compact
0.00 GBP

Highly Collectable 2002 Estee Lauder SPHINX ‘Beautiful’ Solid Perfume Compact with contents. Very good condition throughout. Approx 4cm high x 3cm

Vintage Boxed DUBARRY Simulated Gold Tortoise Shell Powder Compact
0.00 GBP

Collectable DUBARRY Compact complete with unused Pearled Cloudsilk Compressed Rose Blush Powder and puff.

PC 1054
Vintage STRATTON Convertible Naucital Navy Blue and White Stripes Powder Compact
0.00 GBP


This highly collectable Superb vintage Stratton compact is in Very Good Condition throughout including mirror, mechanisms and unused powder well. Complete with sifter and vintage pouch. 8.2cm dia.

Free UK Postage
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Vintage Stratton Souvenir RMS Queen Mary Powder Compact with box
0.00 GBP

This collectable Stratton Compact comes complete with history card and Stratton box with MILADY'S sticker, which is the boutique aboard the Queen Mary.

PC 0088
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