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Without doubt Stratton were the most successful brand of British powder compact. The quality of their enamel was clearly superior to the other British brands at the time. Vintage Stratton accessories are highly collectible today and many have proved to be a good investment. Coupled with known years of availability it is possible to build a big picture of exactly how rare an item is. Often the rare models of Stratton compacts were made in the s, just as production was switching over to models suitable for both types of face powder pressed and loose. Advertisements are an excellent source to use to date rare collectibles.

This looks like a 'Musica' but instead of the interior housing the musical movement it contains a lipstick.

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When you see this model you will understand why it had an extremely short production run. The musical powder boxes were designed principally as a dressing table accessory. Imagine powdering your nose listening to the The Blue Danube Waltz whilst getting ready to leave the house.

Nov 01,   This entry was posted on November 1, by Jane Vanroe in Advice for powder compact collectors, my vintage powder compacts, Stratton Powder Compacts and tagged British Compact Collectors Society, compact collecting, compact collector, dating, how to date, Stratton compact, stratton england, Stratton powder compact, vanities. Without doubt Stratton were the most successful brand of British powder compact. The quality of their enamel was clearly superior to the other British brands at the time. Vintage Stratton accessories are highly collectible today and many have proved to be a good investment. With thanks to the material written by Juliette Edwards in her book The Stratton Identification Key, . DATING YOUR STRATTON COMPACT: * If your compact has a self-opening inner lid, it was made after * If your compact is convertible or takes cream powder, it dates from at least the 's * If your compact has the famous "Compact in Hand" logo on the inner lid, it was made from to

The 'Lipstick Empress' is relatively slender and obviously has the capacity to hold a tube of lipstick. As the name implies the compact is diamond shaped. It has pairs of indents at each point of the diamond. This compact was designed for use with pressed powder but despite this it was only made for a period of three years.

Stratton 'D iamond-Shaped Glamorizer'. This particularly enchanting vanity has high quality enamel lid decorations and four indented edges similar to a four leaf clover.

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Stratton 'Picadilly'. This is where the similarity ends. The thumb catch edge is circular.

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As the name suggests is it very slender. Only one known year of availability for this powder compact - In less than two years this model ceased to be produced.

Rare Stratton "Corona" BUCKINGHAM PALACE powder compact Queen Eizabeth II compacts ROYAL compacts vintage compacts gifts On hold. This item is reserved for another customer. Please do not purchase. Thank you. A fabulous Stratton "Corona" made with Queen Elizabeth's Coronation in mind. This is just gorgeous! Dating Stratton compacts is always going to be a work in progress, even after four years of collecting i'm still learning, finding new ways of dating (you can even date through the size and shape of the original powder puffs).

By a compact 'Mini-Convertible' with the same dimensions as the 'Contessa' was in production. The 'Mini-Convertible' does not have an inner lid and so it able to hold both loose and compressed powder.

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You can find out more on the history behind this revered manufacturer in our bespoke fact packs that are supplied with every order from The Vintage Compact Shop - browse all of our rare Stratton compact mirrors. How much of a lap over or definitive this list is, I'm unsure, but it's certainly a basic reference point to dating your Stratton.

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Other ways to date; The "Compact-in-hand" logo upon the inner lid was made between and Convertible Stratton compacts ones taking powder and cream date from the mid 's onwards Self opening inner lids began to be manufactured after Dating Stratton compacts is always going to be a work in progress, even after four years of collecting i'm still learning, finding new ways of dating you can even date through the size and shape of the original powder puffs.

But rough overviews are always a helpful guide to knowing where to start and what your looking at - whether for collections or use.

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