Single page printed both sides, announcing the sale, together with testimonials, of this keyless watch in either a ‘goldoid’ or silvered’ case for five shillings; the chain if wanted being an extra one shilling. Though not mentioned, and the movement not shown, it is almost certainly an American made Waterbury. Page size 11.5 x 8.5 inches (29 x 21.5 cm).
Symond’s London Stores, 66 Hatton Garden.
The back of the flyer shows a similar watch and chain called the ‘CHANCERY.’ This is offered free of charge if a years subscription is taken out for the Popular Home Journal, the journal in which this flyer was presumably originally included.
NB: All such ephemera is now rare, much of it, like this, providing a first hand glimpse into the past, allowing us a far better understanding of late Victorian watch sales and marketing practises.5
Good condition, never having been folded. Ideal a research material, especially if you have an example of either of the two named watches.