A useful link from Lesley James ( The Compact Lady )

if you need a replacement sifter, sieve or a mesh

I make replacement powder sieves/mesh/screens/sifters to fit all sizes and shapes of compact. Of course, original sieves are the best, but sometimes they are just not there. I can make them look like the originals, or with a more robust cotton edging for daily use. I attach a photo of one example in original vintage style. I have made them for Globes, shield-shaped, d-shape (Minuette), Piano, oblong, square....tiny, huge, any shape, any size. I can also strip back very damaged original sieves and restore them with new materials


Geoff Craven can undertake the following repairs

Replace and re-silver mirrors

Clean and re-lacquer casings

Mechanical repairs to hinges and catches

Repairs to musical movements and watches.

Prices quoted on request.

Special rates for BCCS members.


BCCS NOTE:   Geoff operates independently from this website. For convenience, please contact him directly via his email address.



phone:   01452 - 712014

fax:        01452712233


Marcia Foster has sent in the following  "before and after"  photos of a compact that she sent to Rosanna Pollizotto in Los Angeles for restoration.  As Marcia says " amazing ! "



" These pictures show what else she is able to do.  She can also re-paint compacts. She really is someone good to know and has had an article written about her in the Los Angeles Times which also mentions the work she can do on fine enamel jewellery."     

CLICK here to see the article

If any member needs any restoration work carried out please contact Marcia at with a photo if possible.          

An example of enamel work repair.

Here is a photo of Marcia's telephone collection;


  as she says,  "All I need now is the green one!"  Perhaps someone out there has one for sale?


BCCS NOTE:   Marcia operates independently from this website. For convenience, please contact her directly via her email address.