The September edition of Gibbons Stamp Monthly, just published, has an article about stamp boxes. It references this website and we are delighted to return the compliment by commending the article to our readers. It is a basic introduction to stamp boxes, very informative, and the layout is a delight to the eye.
It’s because Mauchline ware and Tartan ware feature heavily and at least 9 mixed lots include a stamp box. Our illustration is from Lot 117 which comprises 6 Tartan ware items. The catalogue may be viewed from here.
For just five and a half years – from the Autumn of 1985 until the Spring of 1991 – collectors of stamp boxes had their own, dedicated society. Based in the UK, it had a global reach, with members in mainland Europe and America.
In that time, it produced 13 journals. For more information and to access a downloadable archive of the journals, please go to this page: Stamp Box Society Journals
Here’s something you may have missed: this fabulous Tiffany box was sold last December by Sotheby’s New York for $47,500 (against an estimate of $20,000 – $30,000). For more photographs, provenance, and lots of information on Tiffany, do see the catalogue on their website: Sotheby’s.
This amazing, silver gilt desk compendium incorporates a three-compartment stamp box. It once belonged to the last Maharaja of Rajpipla. The button in front of the stamp box rings a bell in the base of the compendium to summon your servant to post your correspondence.
What home can manage without one; and it is currently for sale on eBay at £2,500 (or Make Offer).
(Item no.: 202244994308)
These two boxes are currently on sale from this eBay shop: raresilver
The seller also has a physical shop in the London Silver Vaults in Chancery Lane, London. These underground vaults are home to the largest retail collection of silver in the world. This is a must-visit place for anyone interested in silver, stamp boxes or otherwise.
Not having updated our website for a long time, we now have a gem. Not just one but three, linked articles about chrome stamp cases. The first is a general introduction to these interesting cases. The second, a listing of known plaques and decorations on them and, the third, a concise catalogue of the various types.
Find them on our Articles page.
This is one of seventeen lots of stamp boxes in the upcoming Woolley & Wallis auction on 25 April 2017. They are part of The Arthur Holder Collection, the first part of which was offered in their auction last October. We reported it here on 27 September 2016.
The current catalogue is available on-line here.