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silver stamp case - England


Edwardian English silver stamp case stamp cases began to be produced toward the end of XIX century using gold, silver and wood. Some of the earliest British stamp boxes date from the 1880s, when the silver stamp case came into regular production. In 1888, James Allen of Birmingham registered a pocket letter scales/stamp holder, which he made in silver and brass. Production of stamp cases offered a wide array of combination with one, two, three and occasionally four different compartments; one for matches, one for a striker and a third compartment which could be used as a stamp dispenser. Compartments had often a sloping base to aid the extraction of stamps and few examples were fitted with flat sprung dispensers.
Many stamp boxes were created in the 1890s when the advent of popular travel and the appearance of tourist novelties were beginning to be represented. The most popular shape of novelty box was the envelope style stamp case which were made in enormous quantities, mostly in silver. Furniture was another popular form explored in great depth, as were other domestic articles such as a wheelbarrow and a postbox.
This stamp case has the shape of an envelope and was manufactured in Blrmingham by silversmith AL Ld on 1903. The stamp case is 1 1/8 in. wide (cm. 3) and was bought from an English dealer through the Internet.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the bottom and on the right bar of this page there are some links to silver and antique dealers websites
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