Flapjack Lucite Compact, Circa 1940s


This vintage, circa 1940s lucite/Plexiglass compact is 5" across. It does not click shut, but just closes to.

These large compacts were called flapjacks. This might be a Mavco compact, but it is unmarked as are the bright pink powder puff and screen.

The following website offers fascinating information on compacts, especially the history of Mavco, and on lucite compacts similar to the one above:


Please examine the photos closely. Some issues that might or might not be apparent are: scratches, particularly on the compact's front; a very small chip apparent in the last photo where the blue arrow is pointing near the edge of the compact and the three knuckle hinge; a clasp that does not click closed; and a cloudy mirror. Please do let me know if you'd like more photos.

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