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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a silver handled buttonhook with Royal Crown commemorating the Coronation of George V & Mary on 22nd June 1911.

The maker is Crisford & Norris, established in Birmingham at 118 Vyse Street in 1896 and assayed in Birmingham 1910

Item reference: 3632
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a late Victorian silver handled buttonhook by unknown maker, assayed in London 1900.

The design is a musical theme with a minstrel playing a musical instrument

Item reference: 3634
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a banded agate handled glove buttonhook

Item reference: 8708
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a miniature banded agate handled glove hook

Item reference: 3370
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Levi & Salaman, established in Birmingham in 1873 at 143 Newhall Street, Birmingham. It is assayed for Birmingham 1898

Item reference: 3630
Dimensions: 12 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £32 GB
Status: Sold

A Victorian silver handle BOOT buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. Although there are no assay marks, this design is  in the Buttonhook Society records as being produced between 1981 to 1899. It was produced in four sizes, this boot hook being the largest.

Item reference: 3377
Dimensions: 12 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook with no distinguishing marks but almost certainly by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street Birmingham. The company made a number of this designed buttonhook in different sizes.

Item reference: 3368
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Sold

a ball agate handled buttonhook with steel shank

Item reference: 3500
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an engraved silver handled buttonhook by Spurrier & Co, established in 1883 at 14 George Street Birmingham. The date letter is rubbed.

Item reference: 3530
Dimensions: 10 & 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver miniature Victorian glove button hook by unknown Birmingham maker, assayed in Birmingham in 1899

Item reference: 8732
Dimensions: 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: distorted shank
Price: £5 GB
Status: Sold