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    Posted 3 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (492 items)

    This is a lovely little silver purse made by Boots Purse Drug Company, most people who live in the U.K. will recognise the name. The date mark is for 1916 it's had its fair share of knocks but with a bit of TLC it's come up pretty grand. The leather inside is intact and it as the name G. Berry and the address, 4 Holly Bank, then He---ford Street, Sale. If anybody can fill in the blanks It would be much appreciated. It's lovely addition to my compact collection. I shall put a link below in the comments telling you some history of Boots.

    Many thanks for looking.

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    Comments

    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boots_UK
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      What a beauty, Peasejean! :)
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you katherinescollections:-)
    4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Oh that is wonderful ! love it :-)
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      A great item! I shopped in Boots when I lived in the UK. The street name might be Hereford Street.
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you Manikin.
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Bonny, I have been looking at a map book, I've found Holly Bank, but not Hereford street. It would be wonderful if this little purse could tell a story.
    8. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 3 years ago
      In style! Love it!
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Just wonderful Jean!!! I love it very much!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Hi Jean!
      Love your purse!!!
      I found a Hereford street at Sale, United Kingdom on google maps :-)
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      https://www.instantstreetview.com/@53.41931,-2.312173,70.73h,2.96p,1z
      https://www.instantstreetview.com/@53.424599,-2.323813,199.93h,11.34p,1z

      Many thanks bijoucaillouvintage and Judy, thank you for passing and leaving you lovely comments, they are much appreciated.
      Hi kyra, the links above are of Holly Bank and Hereford Rd, they are obviously not the same place. It's so sad when I see the construction of the 1960s redevelopment on Hereford St, I wonder what it would have looked like before the developers got there hands on it. Unfortunately this is what a lot of the town centre's look like in the U.K. all the same with no charm.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks
      officialfuel
      katherinescollections
      Manikin
      Efesgirl
      Hel1
      bratjdd
      inky
      vetraio
      aura
      kerry
      Mrstyndall
      bijoucaillouvintage
      SEAN
      TassieDevil
      mikelv
      kyra
      Karenoke
      Jlmam
    13. IVAN49 IVAN49, 3 years ago
      Hi,
      The sponsor`s mark stands for Boots PURE Drug Company, originally Nottingham, and by 1893 extended further south into East Anglia and the West Midlands. The purse was assayed in Birmingham. I think the date letter is capital ‘’F’’ meaning 1930. There would be an indentation on the horizontal line if lower case ‘’r’’ for 1916.The line is straight, though.
      Regards
    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi IVAN,
      The 4th photo I except looks like a capital F but if you look at the first photo it does look like a lower case r. I have doubled checked and it is definitely a lower case r for the year 1916. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I do appreciate it.
    15. IVAN49 IVAN49, 3 years ago
      Yes, it`s lower case ``r`` clearly visible in the first picture. So, 1916 no doubt.
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you IVAN :-))
    17. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 3 years ago
      Hello from the uk. Also guessed it was Hereford St in Sale which is near Manchester. We still have a Boots in most town centres, they aren't all characterless honestly. Lovely little purse.
    18. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      ~ SWEET ~ and ~ WOW ~
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Wandlessfairy, thanks for your comment, it would great to find the person G. Berry unfortunately at the moment I'm not on Ancestry or I would look through the 1911 census for who lived in Hereford St. I'm also from Lancashire so not far away from Manchester. I know their are many towns that haven't loss their charm, thank goodness :-))
    20. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you antiquerose, it's always good to see you.
    21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks

      IVAN
      Wandlessfairy
      antiquerose
      vintagelamp
    22. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks

      Rick
      Mrstyndall
    23. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks

      SEAN

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