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.
This is Lot 16 in the Canterbury Auction Galleries sale on 16 February 2016, described as: “An Elizabeth II silver and shell mounted rectangular inkstand in the form of a silver ingot, inset with inkwell with shell carved lion’s head cover and stamp box with lion rampant carved cover, all enclosed by gilt metal framed magnifying glass …”.
It is lot 869 in Dickens Auctioneers sale on Saturday 30th January 2016.
Our previous note was (item nos. updated):
Two Russian stamp boxes are currently (October 2015) on offer on eBay. NOTE: this website has no connection with either seller nor do we vouch for their descriptions; we just thought they would be interesting to our readers. Search 201458460503 on eBay to see the silver gilt one (left) and 321909971291 to see the silver one (below).
The Wooley & Wallis silver auction on 28 October 2015 includes 3 stamp boxes in lots 488, 542 and 544. There is also a desk stand which includes a stamp box in lot 19. The catalogue can be found on-line here.