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.
We have added two more titles to our page about publications which deal, in whole or part, with stamp boxes.
We have added significant new material to our existing article on Paper, Board or Embroidery stamp cases.
Nearly always amateur- and hand-made, each one is unique which adds to their charm.
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 …”.
We have a new article on the Articles page about the makers of Tunbridge Ware.
This accompanies the existing article on how Tunbridge Ware is made.
We have to thank the leading Tunbridge Ware dealers Amherst Antiques for this very well illustrated, brand new article.
This is one for lovers of quirky combination stamp boxes: a pen wipe on the hinged lid of a two compartment stamp box.
It is lot 869 in Dickens Auctioneers sale on Saturday 30th January 2016.