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Monday, 28 May 2012

Gwenda powder compact


Gwenda was the trademark of Hussey-Dawson of Birmingham, England., the company manufactured Gwenda compacts from the 1930's upto until the 1960's.

Gwenda compacts from the 1930's, although attractive were actually manufactured for the lower end of the market and so consequently many were thrown away.  Because of this today Gwenda compacts are highly sought after especially the more decorative ones.

Some are decorated with butterfly wing which is subject to decay, but most are decorated with coloured foil. Known as flap tap or flapjack the compact has a black edged sifter for powder, some like the one i have forsale have a detachable lipstick holder.

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