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Posted 2 years ago

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antiquerose
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Post # 499.....LOL

Have you seen one of these? A Purse ashtray, so that the lady always was a lady for her husband too IF he needed a smoke in a place when they were out. It was my Mom's. From around the 1960's era. When *smoking* was an acceptable thing to do for both Men / Ladies. Yes, this has had a bit of a hard life. But considering it was carried, and banged around in a purse - it shows its character. I imagine there were Blue stones ( or pearls ) or something in the corners at one time but they are long gone. It had its own little handle to hold onto if you needed just to hold it and there no table to put it on. About 2 inches by 2 inches. It kept your ashes and butts in there till you had a place to put them. Probably was really Pretty when it was *New* years ago. I remember my Mom and Dad using this at functions.

A Blast from the Past -- From my family stuff. Ever seen one?

Hope you enjoy!! ;-)

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Congratulations on post 499!! This is pretty neat. I remember seeing this used way back when. I am SO GLAD smoking is banned where I live. I watch Mad Men on TV - and I LOVE that show but I cannot imagine kissing anyone on that show.

  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 2 years ago
    It's really unusual Rose, can't say I've ever seen anything like it. :)
  3. aghcollect aghcollect, 2 years ago
    The center stone looks like a mini globe - here's some similar;
    http://www.ioffer.com/i/vintage-purse-ashtray-with-handle-and-cigarette-tray-57285806
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    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/1c/e5/4a/1ce54a56e8150c93e2fd85cd63f0cee0.jpg
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Rose, I have a couple similar boxes, always thought they might be "pill" or snuff boxes... Yours is superb and very unique
  5. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Thanks -- I have a pic somewhere where my Mom & Dad are at some function and my Mom is sitting holding it on her knee, as her legs are crossed. Smoking...and You can see a tiny bit of this in her hand
  6. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    yeah, AGH -- that is just like it!!

    Mind you - Mine has not been cleaned, touched in like 30 years....LOL. This one also looks like a Exact match:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/113066914/vintage-ashtray-butler-portable-ashtray
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!
  8. LoriLovesVintage, 2 years ago
    Beautiful. And so much nicer for you because you know it's history. :-) I have only seen a couple of these over the years. Definitely not something you find every day.
  9. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Just added pic - in use....LOL.
  10. LoriLovesVintage, 2 years ago
    Love it!!!! LOL
  11. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
    Great piece Rose, I've never seen anything like it! A portable ashtray... So cool!!
  12. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/110744-ladys-ashtrey
    I got one, too. I had mine for many years without knowing what it was:)
  13. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    @freiheit -- Glad that this helps to show explain your mystery. Smoking and ashtray things ARE the new Collectible -- as time change. So worth to keep/collect.

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