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Record number: CHEGM: 1967 68

A toy stage coach with a team of four horses in two pairs. Made from painted tin. The coach is a replica of the Bath to London stage coach, complete with bouncy suspension. The horses are on wheeled bases so that the whole toy can be easily moved along a flat surface. It has been restored with new reigns. Originally from Broughton Hall, Malpas, Cheshire.

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Record number: CHEGM: 1968 63

A patchwork quilt made from tiny hexagonal scraps of old clothing. The patches form a diamond pattern. This was started in the 1880's by the donor's grandmother and then completed in the early 1900's by her sister.

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Record number: CHEGM: 1969 127

Red leather jewellery box with silver lock and handle. Interior lined with red ruched satin and velvet. The box is divided into three compartments with a single drawer underneath.

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Record number: CHEGM: 1973 23 1

Leather strop for sharpening cut-throat razors. There is a thick padded leather handle at one end and large steel hooks at the other. Well used and repaired. It was used by the donor's father.

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Record number: CHEGM: 1975 149

A finely carved shell figurine of a lady surrounded by flowers and the broken remains of a second figurine. Sealed under a small glass dome.

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Record number: CHEGM: 1976 135

A game of military whist. This is a variation on whist for a large number of players. The game is played with small silk flags of different nations. There are three boxes of flags.

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