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The steady stream of Suffragette material onto the market in this anniversary year continues at Corsham saleroom Gardiner Houlgate, where this Royal Doulton Votes for Women inkwell will be offered on March 22.

Modelled as a lady with folded arms wearing an apron with the impressed slogan, the 3½in (9cm) high piece is estimated at £200-300.

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A Suffragette game has been consigned to Hansons’ sale in Etwall, Derbyshire on March 27, part of a five-day sale.

Pank-a-Squith, named after Emmeline Pankhurst and her adversary, Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, is among a number of toys and games that were produced to popularise the Suffragettes’ ideas and activities. Probably made in Germany c.1909, it is played like snakes and ladders with Suffragettes negotiating the board while avoiding arrest.

While a complete game has sold in the past for £600, the auction house expects this one (lacking the board) to make around £100.


Pank-a-Squith, a Suffragette game, has been consigned to Hansons’ sale on March 27 estimated at around £100.

This silver-mounted Doulton Lambeth stoneware jug, c.1880, is estimated at £150-250 in Toovey’s sale in West Sussex on March 22.

The 9½in (24cm) high vessel was decorated by Frances E Lee, who specialised in finely incised and carved foliage and flowers. The silver mounts are hallmarked for Henry Atkin, Sheffield 1880.

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To celebrate the coronation of Edward VII, the department store Liberty & Co commissioned one of its long-time designers, Archibald Knox (1864-1933), to produce some “practical” and “easily recognisable” souvenir spoons for its Cymric range.

Among the best known is this 6in (16.2cm) long spoon pierced with Celtic knot motifs and inscribed AC ER VII. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1902, it is estimated at £300-500 in Lacy Scott & Knight’s sale in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, on March 23.

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