A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER AND OBJECTS OF VERTU

silver stamp case - England


silver stamp case, Birmingham 1910 stamp cases began to be produced toward the end of the 19th 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.
This stamp case has a guillochè front cover engraved with a shield containing the intertwined initials "SM". The double compartment for stamps is accessed sliding the front cover. It was made in England and bears full hallmarks for Birmingham 1910, maker's mark Ahronsberg Brothers (possibly). They worked in Albion Street, Birmingham and this mark was entered in 1896.
The stamp case is 2 in x 1 1/2 in wide (cm. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2) and was bought from an Italian dealer in an antique market.
This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. In this page there are some links to silver and antique dealers websites
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