Jackson’s Auctioneers of Cedar Falls, Iowa, U.S.A., is offering this Russian, enamelled, silver stamp box in its auction on 19/20 November 2019. It is described as follows:
The rectangular box formed as a jewel casket. The exterior enamelled with scrolling pink blossoms against a stippled gilt ground with bracket feet. The hinged lid opening to reveal a three-compartment divider for different denominations of stamps. Hallmarked Moscow 1908-1917, maker’s mark “11 A” for the 11th Artel, and 84 silver standard, as well as scratched inventory number. Length 3.1 inches (8 cm).
It is on their website is here
The vendor describes this as:
Hallmarked in London in 1913 by William Hornby, this stylish design, George V, Antique, Sterling Silver Cigarette Case, Stamp box & Vesta combination, has a plain and handsome style. The case has a section for cigarettes, a space for matches, with a striker, and three slots for stamps, all of which are gold plated. The case measures 5″(12.5cm) long, 3″(7cm) wide and 5″(2cm) deep with a weight of 6.8 troy ounces.
At the time of writing, it is being offered for sale here.
We show one of four lots (448-451) of stamp dispensers/boxes for sale in the Woolley & Wallis silver auction on 29 October 2019.
This stamp box is one of many featured in the forthcoming auction by Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions of San Francisco to be held on 4-6 October 2019.
Full details can be found on their website here.
The full catalogue available on that site is a large file. The first part of the catalogue with lots containing stamp boxes is available here.
This unusual box featured in the 2009 “Blue Eyes” auction. You can download the catalogue for that auction from our Publications page here.
It is now one of ten stamp boxes currently (September 2019) being offered on eBay by Elstree Stamps in their eBay shop here.
The first item appraised on the episode of the Antique Roadshow aired on 26 May 2019 was a very nice silver stamp box with three stamp images in enamel to the lid. If you missed it, the episode can be seen on BBC iPlayer HERE. The item starts just over 2 minutes in.
BBC News this morning included a report commemorating the centenary of the closure of the WWI Internment Camp at Knockaloe on the Isle of Man.
The website (knockaloe.im), run by the charity keeping alive its memory, has photographs taken inside the camp. These include workshops, in one of which our stamp box would have been made.
It’s a beautifully made box and the maker has inscribed his (they were all men) prisoner number on its base.
No doubt not to everyone’s taste but this Russian, silver-gilt stamp box is certainly arresting. It is lot 1519 in John Nicholson’s auction on 21 February 2019.
Spink, the well-known auction house, will be at spring Stampex on stand No. 122 and will have a number of stamp boxes on display but only between Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th.
The Stamp Box Study Circle is hosting a drop-in session at Stampex
at the Business Design Centre Islington, London, N1 0QH
on Saturday, 16 February 2019 from 10:30 to 12:00
in Meeting Room F
Do call in and see us and some stamp boxes.