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Collection of Silver Stamp Boxes & Cases For Sale

Steppes Hill Farm Antiques is advertising (Decemeber 2021) a private collection of English silver stamp boxes and cases for sale; details on their website here.

This post is not a paid advertisement (which we do not accept) nor is it an endorsement or recommendation; it is simply to inform readers about something that may interest them.

Patent Stamp Affixer

This advertisement was said to be from the 1880s but we have not yet verified that.
Perhaps one of our readers can provide some more information, as we have never seen this (the advertisement or the “fixer”) before.

Stamp Boxes at Auction

Our photo shows one of three mixed lots of stamp boxes being offered by Corbitts in their sale on 20th January 2021. As well as being of interest to people building their collection, these lots, with modest estimates, could make great starts to new collections of stamp boxes. Images and descriptions are on their website here.

Stamp Box Auction in France

An auction of a collection of stamp boxes will close on Friday, 20 November 2020.
The auction is in Paris and is on-line only. The first part is of a collection of knives; the stamp boxes begin at Lot 90 and there are more than 70 lots. Most lots consist of more than one box and so, overall, there are a substantial number in the auction. The English version of the catalogue contains some odd (computer?) translations but collectors will be able to understand what is on offer.
The catalogue can be seen here.

Russian Box at Auction

This fabulous Russian stamp box is being auctioned by USA dealers John Atzbach Antiques on Monday 17th August 2020. It is described as:
A Russian silver gilt and shaded cloisonne enamel stamp box, 11th Artel, Moscow, 1908 tp 1917. In the form of a book, the spring loaded lid decorated with numbers against a translucent yellow enamel ground within a border of geometric motifs, the base decorated with scrolling floral and foliate motifs against a gilded stippled ground . The gilded interior with 3 compartments for different denominations of stamps. Dimensions: 1 3/8 h x 2 3/4 in. w”
See the auction website here

Feldman Auction

The David Feldman auction, originally scheduled for 1-3 April, is now being held from June 29 to July 3rd. The auction includes a significant number of stamp boxes which will come up for sale on 1 July. The relevant section of the auction catalogue may be accessed on their website here. Clicking on the images in the on-line catalogue brings up high definition images of the lots.
Image: Lot 30637