STAMPEX

The Stamp Box Study Circle is hosting a drop-in session at Stampex
at the Business Design Centre Islington, London, N1 0QH
on Saturday, 16 February 2019 from 10:30 to 12:00
in Meeting Room F
Do call in and see us and some stamp boxes.

Stamp Box, Ink Well & Pen


It has been several months since we have had a spectacular stamp box to bring to your attention. This is currently being offered on eBay, described as, “Rectangular silver London desk triple stamp, box ink well and pen. 1900. Retailed by the Gold Smiths & Silver Smiths Company Ltd. Maker Henry & Albert Batson. All fully hallmarked. The pen being a later addition.
eBay item number: 362543364511

Stamp Case Poetry

In our article on embroidered stamp cases, we record many verses which appear on such cases or on their inserts which hold the stamps. A new one has just come to light which is one of the most charming:

The Head of England’s Noble Queen
On every letter should be seen
Then let our postage stamps appear
And find a safe deposit here

Dragon Stamp Box

We have a weakness for the unusual, the quirky; and this box surely qualifies. Currently a “Buy it now” item on eBay (no.: 382561202424) described as a dragon figure; who knew that dragons have the body of a tortoise!