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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a figural silver handled buttonhook by Thomas Henry Vale, established in 1899 at Frederick Street, Birmingham. It has a Registered Nr and is hallmarked for Birmingham 1913 Only one other example of this African head buttonhook has been recorded by the Buttonhook Society

Item reference: 2961
Dimensions: 6 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £120 GB
Status: Sold

a 15ct (tested) gold handled glove hook, probably French

Item reference: 2873
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £55 GB
Status: Sold

an American novelty celluloid buttonhook in the form of a jockey with scarlet racing colours

Item reference: 3332
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook –  possibly French with embossed mistletoe decoration

Item reference: 3190
Dimensions: 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

vintage brass owl glovehook with glass eyes & agate top hat. I have not seen this one for sale on the Internet since 2003 so it is very rare.

Item reference: 2344
Dimensions: 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original but with evidence of "straightening" of the shank as can be seen in the pictures
Price: £65 GB
Status: Sold

Nr 1 of 5 larger & heavier silver handled BOOT HOOKS. These were used by ladies to close buttons on Victoria/Edwardian stiff leather boots, also longer to cope with bending in tight corsets which were the fashion of the day! This classic Art Nouveau boot hook is hallmarked London 1906 by Charles Dumenil, of 166 Broad Street, London established in 1879

Item reference: 2814
Dimensions: 10 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold

a brass retracting STANHOPE glove hook with 6 views of Newcastle on Tyne. Railway Station, The High Level, Grainger Street, Grey Street and St Nicholas Church

Item reference: 2997
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches closed
Condition: good original
Price: £60 GB
Status: Sold

an Edward V11 silver and agate chatelaine glove hook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1901. The inset graduated stones are Montrose agate.

Item reference: 3045
Dimensions: 2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian steel figural novelty buttonhook in the form of a stork. It was made in Germany and imported into England with a British registration design number 158242 dating it to 1890/91

Item reference: 2980
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver glove hook Lilley of the Valley by Whiting Man Co of New York marked STERLING

Item reference: 3236
Dimensions: 3 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold