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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.

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Rare Unused KIGU Circa 60s 'GENERAL PLANT HIRE ROADWORK' Gold Tone Powder Compact with original box, Pouch, Sifter and Powder Puff. Size: 8cm
40.00 GBP

KIGU Convertible Powder Compact, which was clearly a gift to an employee of General Road Work Ltd. Excellent Condition throughout. All catches working. Reflective mirror with only light signs of wear commensurate with age. Collectable Memorabilia for anyone who had connections with the company.

Vintage circa 50s VOLUPTE USA Gold tone Seahorse Powder Compact with original puff and unused Solid Powder contents. Compact size: 7cm
38.00 GBP

Quality novelty Seahorse Compact by VOLUPTE a leading brand of mid-century luxury compacts & cosmetics.
Good condition throughout with only minor expected marks/scratches commensurate with age/use Clear interior mirror Catches working. Collectable vanity from the glamorous Hollywood era.

PC 9963
40s Unused Gold Tone small STRATTON ‘Punt’ Loose Powder Compact with sifter and puff. Art Deco Design. Size: 6cmx6cm.
55.00 GBP

Signed STRATTON square powder compact, which radiates quality and elegance. Excellent condition, with no obvious signs of wear. Clean interior. Clear reflective mirror.

Vintage 30s ROWENTA Enamel and Petit Point Powder Compact
50.00 GBP

ROWENTA quality 30s Loose Powder Compact with exquisite floral petit point detail.
Size 6.5cm square.
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Elegant early silver tone metal powder compact by ROWENTA with charming petit point floral design in pink and green with black border on cream enamel.


Inside this tactile compact is a clear, reflective mirror. Clearly signed just below the bezel ROWENTA. The powder well is empty and the original sifter/puff are surprisingly still in place. Base is a lovely cream enamel.


Condition: View all photographs. Overall Excellent considering over 90 years old with only expected signs of light use and age. All clasps/hinges in working order.


Desirable and Delightful to use or display.


Vintage STRATTON Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) Powder Compact
70.00 GBP

Collectable Mid-Century square Black Enamel and Gold-Tone Passenger Souvenir Powder Compact detailed with the P&O blue, white red and yellow house flag.

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This high-quality vintage vanity is known as the ‘ROYALE’ design which is approx. 3 x 3 inches and I understand is the only square STRATTON with indentations in production approx. mid-50s to mid-60s.

Inside is a lovely clear and reflective bevelled mirror. The inner lid is detailed with renowned STRATTON ‘Compact in Hand’ logo. Original used sifter in place and the powder well is empty. The gleaming base has an all-over star design.

Condition overall is excellent with only light signs of use commensurate with age. All mechanisms working as they should. Obviously carefully stored for many years.

Original felt sleeve included.



Vintage Vogue Vanities Clematis Powder Compact
56.00 GBP

Delightful Signed Vogue Vanities Gold Tone with attractive floral top lid Powder Compact.
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Impressive collectable late 40s early 50s Vogue Powder Compact. Top lid is beautifully detailed with lovely shades of pink and yellow clematis, including trailing green leaves on a smooth bright gold tone background.

Size: 8.5cm

Inside there is a clear reflective mirror and the inner lid is clearly signed with the Vogue Vanities Made in England trademark.

Original sifter and Vogue puff in place. The base is gold tone with a soft sheen with no dings.

Excellent vintage condition throughout. Clearly gently used with only light acceptable wear for its age.


Striking desirable powder compact to use, display and adore.

Vintage 30s Engine Turned Art Deco Style Brass Powder Compact
55.00 GBP

Exceptional quality Art Deco style square 30s powder Compact.
Size: 3inches. Weight: 134g
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Impressive collectable late 40s early 50s Vogue Powder Compact. Top lid is beautifully detailed with lovely shades of pink and yellow clematis, including trailing green leaves on a smooth bright gold tone background.


Size: 8.5cm


Inside the compact there is a clear reflective mirror and the inner lid is clearly signed with the Vogue Vanities Made in England trademark. Original sifter and Vogue puff in place. The base is gold tone with a soft sheen with no dings.


Excellent vintage condition throughout. Clearly gently used with only light acceptable wear for its age.


Striking desirable powder compact to display or use and adore.



Amazing  substantial powder compact, which has been engine turned to a high standard creating a magnificent Art Deco appearance to the top lid with central blank cartouche. The base is also engine turned with vertical lines.

Interior has a good reflective mirror and smooth polished inner lid. Original puff and sifter are in place. Powder well is empty and clean.


Excellent vintage condition throughout with minimum signs of wear – hardly used and carefully stored for 90 years. All mechanisms working.


Gorgeous quality compact for someone special or worthy addition to a collection.


Vintage 60s/70s Unused STRATTON Convertible Rose Design Powder Compact and Lipview Lipstick Holder in original gift packaging
60.00 GBP

Exceptional unused Stratton Gold Tone metal convertible powder compact and Lipview lipstick holder Gift Set.
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This quality vintage circa late 60s early 70s vanity gift set includes:

Charming gold tone powder compact suitable for solid make-up or loose powder. Top lid is beautifully detailed with a gleaming embossed rose design on a gold etched linen look background. The clean interior has a lovely clear reflective mirror with the original unused sifter and puff. Top of the delightful puff is silky and signed Stratton. The sponge base is thin so I have included a complimentary new puff should the recipient choose to use as originally intended. The base is an all-over star design with central Stratton name.

Size: 7.6cm


The Lipview lipstick holder still has the dummy tube in place with instructions to use. Top lid has the identical attractive design as the compact. Open the holder to reveal a clear unblemished mirror perfect to apply lipstick.

Size: length 6.1cm


Condition: Vintage Unused Compact and Lipstick Holder in excellent condition with no obvious visible signs of wear. All catches/hinges working perfectly. Gorgeous vintage vanities, which have been carefully stored in the pretty original clean gift packaging for over 50 years.


Superb quality gift for someone special to display or use.


Vintage 50s/60s Mascot ASB BOAC Gold Tone and Leatherette Novelty Powder Compact
48.00 GBP

Quality Highly Collectable A S Brown MASCOT BOAC airline square powder compact with iconic “Speedbird” logo.
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Desirable novelty loose powder compact circa 50s/60s in Gold Tone metal detailed with eye-catching dark turquoise leatherette lid with the BOAC “Speedbird” logo. The lid opens to reveal the lovely original clear reflective mirror which has a tiny nick on top left corner – barely visible but mentioned for accuracy. Underneath the mirror is stamped MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN.


The gold tone inner lid is signed Mascot ASB. Clean interior which still contains the original lightly used sifter and signed puff. Polished gold tone metal base with attractive vertical lines.


Size: 3 inches.


Overall, in Excellent Vintage Condition throughout with only minimal signs of wear/light use commensurate with age. All mechanisms/catches working.


Superb gift for the discerning collector of compacts or someone who had connections with BOAC.

Superb Unused Vintage MASCOT Boxed Vanity Set complete with Powder Compact, Lipstick Holder & Perfume Bottle
78.00 GBP

Unused Collectable Mid Century MASCOT Vanity Gift Set with original packaging.
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PC 0087

Powder Compact:  Size 7.5cm dia. Central pink rose detail to top lid. The opened lid reveals a clean unused interior with a lovely clear reflective mirror. The gold tone base is like a gleaming raised sunburst design.


Lipstick Holder: Size 6cm x 1.5cm. Attractive rose detail and a removable lid with a clean unused empty interior.


Glass Perfume Bottle in holder with working screw top in place: Size 5x5cm x 3.3cm. The gold tone holder is also decorated with a rose and opens to reveal a removable empty glass perfume bottle with a gold tone screw top. The holder is lined with red felt and stamped on base MASCOT LONDON


 All items are unused and in excellent vintage condition considering these beautiful vanities are 50 plus years old. All catches and hinges work perfectly. Overall, only minimal signs of wear.


The pretty lined original vintage box does show signs of age-related wear is included.


Stunning vintage vanities collection for display or use.

Vintage KIGU 50s “Cherie” Romantic Heart Shaped Powder Compact
90.00 GBP

Stunning loose gold tone powder compact by the renowned maker KIGU from the 58 series.
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Delightful heart shaped compact which has been artistically detailed to create two birds sitting on branches and greeting each other. Inside the compact is stamped “Cherie” just above the clear reflective round mirror. Below the mirror is stamped Made in England. The inner lid has the KIGU triangle trademark, when this lid is opened it reveals the original sifter and clean empty powder well. The gold tone base has a lovely subtle geometric design.

Size:8cm x 7.5cm Weight 85g


Excellent Condition throughout with only minimal signs of wear.  All hinges and catches work perfectly.


Beautiful Romantic gift which can be used or displayed. 


STRATTON 50’s Unused Vintage Gold Tone Combination Vanity Compact in Black Silk Case
110.00 GBP

Multi-functional Fabulous STRATTON Vintage Vanity includes: Powder Compact/Cigarette Case/Lipstick Holder/Comb
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Luxurious unused Vintage engine turned combination compact with blank cartouche. When lid opened reveals a powder compact compartment with clear reflective mirror with original stickers attached. Inner lid is stamped Stratton with compact in hand logo. Inside we find the original sifter and signed puff. Empty unused lipstick holder opens easily and is ready for lipstick. Cigarette/Cards compartment is decorated on one side with a curled feather design.  The lovely gold tone base is also decorated in the same exquisite design.  The black silk carryall case has a red silk lined pocket to hold the comb.

Compact Size 10cmx6cm excluding case. Weight approx. 233g


Excellent condition throughout with all mechanisms working with no obvious signs of wear.


Luxury quality gift for the vintage vanity collector

Vintage 60s YARDLEY English Lavender Powder Compact with original box
35.00 GBP

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Gold Tone metal Powder Compact by the renowned maker YARDLEY. The lid is detailed with a charming image of a lavender seller with two children and dog set under a clear celluloid cover. The opened compact reveals a clear reflective mirror. The gold tone powder well is detailed with spirals and designed with a small hole to enable easy removal of powder pans.

Size: approx. 7cm dia.  Very Good Vintage condition throughout with only light signs of wear consistent with age. All mechanisms working.  


Complete with the lovely original Yardley’s box which has protected this superb collectable vintage vanity for many years.

Vintage 50s Sam Fink Co. 5th Avenue Gold Tone Metal & Seed Pearl Rectangular Powder Compact with original sifter and signed puff. Size: 6cm x 7cm Weight: 99g
75.00 GBP

High quality 50s Powder Compact with exquisite textured leaf design with seed pearls. Interior reveals clear reflective mirror and clean puff and sifter. The base is smooth Goldtone.Very Good Condition throughout including working mechanisms. Fabulous Collector’s Piece

PC 5736
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
170.00 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

Vintage 40s DOROTHY GRAY Goldtone “Picture Hat,” Loose Powder Compact Size: 8cm x 8.3cm
120.00 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

Very Pretty Vintage Mid Century Handpainted Goldtone Metal Powder Compact Size: 8.2cms in diameter
40.00 GBP

Charming compact with floral engraving and lovely eye-catching hand painted decoration of girl in period costume collecting flowers.Interior has a reflective mirror and sifter in place.Base is smooth and reflective.
Very good condition throughout with only minor signs wear. All mechanisms working.

KIGU 50s Quality Embossed and Engine Turned Gold Tone Powder Compact
42.00 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
85.00 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
55.00 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.

Vintage Quality Gold Plated Powder Compact Made in Switzerland
45.00 GBP

Attractive Powder Compact with a beautiful brush stroke detail with satin finish.
Clear Bevelled interior mirror. Mechanisms working and in very good vintage condition throughout
Size 7.5cmx7.5cm
Quality Compact for the discerning collector

Rare Vintage 1937 King George V1 Souvenir Coronation Butterfly Wing Square Powder Compact Made in England
89.00 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
38.00 GBP

Pretty Collectable Gold Tone KIGU Compact detailed with Pink Rose Buds to top lid. Very Good Condition throughout including mirror and all mechanisms. Stamped KIGU. Sifter in place. Size approx. 6.2cm dia. Contact me for further information if required

PC 088
Beautiful Vintage Octagonal Continental Silver Finely Engraved Powder Compact
160.00 GBP

This stunning quality compact is 7.2cm dia. Stamped silver in internal well. Unusual Intricate design most likely from Italy. Very Good Condition throughout including sifter, clear mirror and mechanisms.
Contact for further info if required
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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 Size: 4.5cm dia.
72.00 GBP

Superb Silver Tone metal 1937 Coronation Compact complete with unused lovely Lylax powder and puff and clear mirror Very Good condition throughout with just light wear commensurate with age Fastens crisply.
Stamped Rachel Made in England on Reverse. Special compact for the discerning collector

Art Nouveau 20s Djer-Kiss Kerkoff Kissing Fairies Powder & Rouge Compact
165.00 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


Recently Sold Items

Vintage unused 70s STRATTON Silver Plated Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Powder Compact
0.00 GBP


PC 99271
Rare Stratton RMS Arundel Castle Powder Compact Circa 1937
0.00 GBP


Rare Vintage Unused SOUVENIR DE PARIS Envelope Powder Compact with 1938 2f Postage Stamp
0.00 GBP


Vintage 40s AVON New York 'Double Dare' Rouge Compact
0.00 GBP


Rare Vintage Novelty DIEPPE French Beret Powder Vanity Box
0.00 GBP


Rare Vintage 30s Musical Camera Style Brass and Tooled Leather Combination Vanity Compact with original box.
0.00 GBP


Vintage Unused 50s Gold Tone KIGU ‘Compact of Character’ with Fishing Boat Scene
0.00 GBP


Vintage 50s ASB Mascot BOAC Suitcase Powder Compact
0.00 GBP


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


Vintage 30s Butterfly Wing RIO Powder Compact
0.00 GBP


50s NEW LIGHT Unused Vintage Japanese Komai Damascene Heart Shaped Powder Compact with original box and pouch
0.00 GBP


Vintage STRATTON Empress Lipstick and Powder Compact
0.00 GBP


Vintage STRATTON Empress Gold tone metal and Enamel Compact Duo
0.00 GBP


Vintage 50s PYGMALION Handbag Powder Compact
0.00 GBP


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
0.00 GBP


PC 37482
50s KIGU “Cherie” Heart Shaped Gold Tone and Marcasite Powder Compact
0.00 GBP


Very Rare Vintage PYGMALION Gold Tone and Enamel Vanity Beauty Set including Original Box
0.00 GBP


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


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