FREE SHIPPING Stratton Powder Compact, Compact in Hand, 'Royal Mail Steam Packet Company' Luxury 5 Star Ship Souvenir, 1931, Navy Enamel


Stratton Powder Compact, Compact in Hand, 'Royal Mail Steam Packet Company' Luxury 5 Star Ship Souvenir, 1931, Navy Blue Enamel, Circle Base

This compact was made by Stratton England for sale aboard the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company's Luxury 5 Star Ships introduced in 1926. The RMSP Co was founded and given Royal Charter in 1839 by Queen Victoria. The company liquidated in 1932.

This fabulous Stratton loose powder compact has the 'compact in hand' logo on the inner lid and also a circle pattern on the base, confirming its age as approximately 85 years and dating to the early 1930's when the steam liners were still in operation.

More information about the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co can be found here via this link :-

The compact is made of a gold plated metal and topped with navy blue enamel. The photos are taken in early morning natural light and therefore you can see that the surface is sturdy and in very good condition with just light surface scratches to the enamel which is to be expected for a piece of this age.

On top of the enamel lid is a central pin depicting the RMSP Co Flag.

Inside the compact is a clean surface in which to keep loose powder.

There is also a vintage bevelled glass mirror in excellent condition.

'Made in England' is etched on the inside of the compact, as usual with early Stratton's.

Measuring just under 3" diameter, the original sifter has been used but is still in place, kept as a memory all this time.

This piece would make an nostalgic and rare vintage gift or addition to a Stratton compact collections.

The compact shuts and opens beautifully and closes tight.

The base of the compact has stood on a hard surface for all these years and therefore as you can see from the photos the gold plating of the metal has worn away.

Weighs just over 100g before packaging therefore shipping will be based on a small parcel weighing 250g to ensure adequate materials are used for safe transit.

I currently have another 'Maritime' powder compact from the Blue Star SS Arandora :-

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