This combination stamp holder and inkwell (the head hinges back to reveal it) is currently being offered on eBay by a vendor in Belgium. (Item No.: 201697496376)
This is one of a significant number of stamp boxes being offered for sale in a forthcoming auction by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries.
The mainly philatelic auction is over three days, 16-18 November 2016. The stamp box section comes up on the second day.
The catalogue may be downloaded from here.
The asking price is US $1,495. For potential UK buyers there is also quite a cost of postage plus the likelihood of being charged 20% VAT on import.
Is this the highest price at which a wooden stamp box has been offered? But has quality ever been cheap? Examples of Rohlfs’ work are to be found in many American museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
This is one of many stamp boxes in the Woolley and Wallis auction of The Arthur Holder Collection of Silver & Vertu (Part 1) on 25 October 2016. The catalogue is available on-line here.
In their regular silver sale the next day, 26 October, there are also a number of stamp boxes. The catalogue is available here.
This is one of about twenty stamp boxes on offer at Hampstead Auctions’ sale on 20 September 2016.
Visit their website here.
UPDATE: The box was offered as a “Buy it now” item and did not sell by the first closing date. It has been re-listed as item no.: 232050504675 and ends on 15 September.
This stamp box will be familiar to many of our readers. It was produced in 1990 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black (the world’s first postage stamp) in a limited edition of forty. One is now for sale on eBay where it may be found under reference 272309907078. The sale ends on 15 August.
We have added a new article on porcelain stamp boxes to our Articles page. This deals with types of porcelain, manufacturers from around the world and their marks (excepting Goss China boxes).
This splendid bronze bird is currently for sale via the sellingantiques.co.uk website. Said to date around 1900 and measuring 5.5 cm high x 6 cm, the asking price is £595. As always, we have no connection with this site or seller; we just pass this on for information to our readers.
This spectacular desk piece including an inkwell, vesta and stamp box is up for auction at Bellmans sale beginning on 15th March with an estimate of £1,000 – £1,500.