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Gorham silver dance card holder (memo pad or memo tablet) - USA


silver dance card holder or memo pad This is a sterling silver dance card holder (memo pad or memo tablet) made by Gorham Silver Co in 1899.
It has a ring suitable to be attached to a chatelaine and contains four pages of so called " French ivory", which was a material made of celluloid so that pencilled notes were easily cleaned and the pages were reusable.
It has full Gorham mark (lion, anchor and G) and "sickle" symbol correspondingto 1899 date.
The 'dance card holder' (memo pad, memo tablet) is 2 3/4 in. high (cm. 7) and was bought from an US 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
silver dance card holder or memo pad silver dance card holder or memo pad
silver dance card holder or memo pad: Gorham mark 1899
Mermod and Jaccard Jewelry Co, St. Louis, Missouri: memo tablet from an old catalogue Mermod and Jaccard Jewelry Co, St. Louis, Missouri: a page from an old catalogue

a page from an old catalogue Mermod and Jaccard Jewelry Co, St. Louis, Missouri (end 19th century) with a similar item. Prices of the No. 4971 solid silver Memo Tablets were $ 6.oo to $12.oo

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