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
Fieldings Auctioneers sale on 1st December 2018 has five lots which include stamp boxes. The illustration is Lot 224, a really classic stamp box design.
Details here: fieldings
If you like your stamp boxes as part of a desk compendium and spectacular, this will be hard to beat.
It is being offered by Matthew Barton Ltd in their sale on 21/22 November, see it catalogued here.
Our picture of a Russian lacquered stamp box is one lot of more than 40 lots of stamp boxes in the Barbara Kirk auction on 23 October 2018. The catalogue may be viewed here.
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!
We understand that Stanley Gibbons have a number of stamp boxes for sale at their shop at:
399 Strand, London, WC2R 0LX.
They are also on-line at:
However, at the time of writing they have the descriptions and prices, but photos are to come.
We had an good turn-out for our drop-in session at Stampex. At least 35 people came to see us, many of whom knew little about stamp boxes; we hope we have engaged their interest.
We hope to repeat the event at next year’s spring Stampex (13-16 February 2019). So do put Saturday, 16 February 2019 in your diary and come to see us.
The Stamp Box Study Circle
(which manages this website)
is hosting a drop-in session at Stampex
at the Business Design Centre
Islington, London, N1 0QH
on Saturday, 15 September 2018
in Meeting Room B, from 10:30 to 12:00.
Do call in and see us and some stamp boxes.
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.
Our photo shows one lot in the Barbara Kirk Auctions‘ sale on 14 August 2018. More then 30 lots include stamp boxes; many of the lots are single boxes, some are mixed lots of two or three. The catalogue is available here.