Category Archives: Auctions

“The Sewing Sale”

Why are we reporting on the Bleasdales auction to be held on 25 July 2018 titled “The Sewing Sale”?

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.

Woolley & Wallis Auction

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.

Beautiful Stamp Box on eBay

This silver and enamel stamp box was made by Mordan & Co and hallmarked for London 1891. It was sold on eBay on 2 April 2017 following an exciting auction. The vendor listed it with the minimum starting price of 99p. Bids followed quickly and were into three figures by the end of the first day. As the auction approached its close, bidding stood at £1,400. A flurry of bids in the closing minute took it to its final price of £2,662.

Tiffany Stamp Boxes

TiffanyWe illustrate two superb Tiffany stamp boxes.

The top one is currently for sale on the eBay auction site where it can be found by searching the item number 272563405451. Bidding has already started at $1,250 (over £1,000).

The one below resides in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It can be seen on their website here. Do follow the link because there are other images as well as information about the box on that page.

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