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Offered here is an advertising pie funnel issued by Smith & Caughey, the exclusive Auckland department store - probably early 20th century. Signs of use, flakey blemish on one foot - not sure if it's from the manufacture or if it's a latter occurrence. Other than that it's pretty good with no other cracking in the usual sense. Approx. height: 7.2 cm.

I've only had one of these many years ago (in fact it may be the same one).
Rare and not something I was expecting to see again. Found in the lifetime collection of a transfer printed ware enthusiast, recently dispersed.

Smith & Caughey was started in 1880 and flourishes today with it's flagship store in Queen Street, plus another store in Newmarket and they probably do sell pie funnels in their extensive kitchenware department, but not this one!

Pie funnels are enthusiastically collected overseas and this quirky hobby has devotees here as well although there is precious little available with a local theme (although do see our other auctions for another funnel from Hutchinson Brothers (another high quality Auckland firm started in 1906 and still going strong as a food distributor).

Auckland week day pickup during business hours possible by arrangement (near Newmarket, parking available right outside).

Would make a spectacular gift for the kitchenalia collector - it may be a long wait until another turns up, if it ever does. A star piece in a collection.

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