Stratton Compacts Page 1
Stratton compacts were designed
and produced in Birmingham, England by Laughton & Sons Ltd. from
1923. Some of the earliest Stratton compacts carry the name "Stratnoid",
which was also the trade name for the company's knitting needles. In
1940, four of their five factories were destroyed during World War
II. By 1946, they were up and running again. In 1997, this company
was taken over by Cork International. Although they are still
making compacts with the Stratton name, they are no longer
manufactured in Britain. The compacts I am carrying were all made
prior to 1997.
These are my favorite compacts.
There are so many designs to choose from and all are well made and classy.
The compacts I am offering for sale on this page are all Stratton and are
all in excellent condition. They may have been used previously - I will let
you know that in my description - but they are still in excellent to
pristine shape with intact mirrors and are suitable for personal use or
Guys - you can't go wrong giving a
gorgeous compact as a gift to your lady!!
goldtone Stratton compact is done in the Rondette style.
The gold lid has a basket weave pattern. In the center
there is a round mother of pearl cabochon surrounded by
brilliant white rhinestones and a black enamel ring. There
is a small scuff at the 11 o'clock position which can be
seen when you move the compact around in the light. The
mirror is clear and intact. The full inner lid is signed
Stratton and has a secure clasp. There is a scratch at the 7
o'clock position which can be seen in the photo. Both puff
and sifter are missing. The outer clasp is secure. This
piece has a diameter of 2.75". In excellent used
Item - COM-101 $55.99
gold tone Stratton compact is done in the Rondette style
and features a colorful transfer of two mallards (or are
they geese?) flying through the reeds. The mirror is clear
and intact. There is a full inner lid with secure clasp and
the Stratton "compact in hand" logo. Sifter and puff are
present although puff says "Laval". The outer clasp is
secure. This piece has a diameter of 2.75". In excellent
condition. Probably late 1950s to early 1960s.
Item - SCOM-125 $65.99
tone Stratton compact features a lid done in that wonderful
translucent blue that Stratton did so well. There are
brilliant orange flowers with green and purple leaves - very
striking! The mirror is clear and
intact. This is a convertible compact more suitable for
pressed powder or solid makeup as it has no inner lid. The
sifter is present. Only the puff fabric is left as the rest
has disintegrated with age. The outer clasp is secure.
This piece has a diameter of 3". Pristine, unused
Item - SCOM-158 $59.99
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