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Remarkable on-line Sale


Many regular readers will know the fabulous, limited edition, Tunbridge Ware stamp box made by Peter Benjamin for the millenium (example illustrated left).
One recently sold on a well-known on-line auction website for a remarkable £371.63 after 38 bids by 8 bidders.

Feldman Auction Update

David Feldman has announced that the auction scheduled for 1-3 April, “will now be held during the period from June 29 to July 3rd”. (See our post of 6 March).
This does not make it clear  when the stamp boxes, due to have been auctioned on 2 April, will be sold. When we know, we will keep readers informed. Their notice adds:
Bids already received will remain valid unless cancelled in the next 30 days.
All requests including scans are still possible. Please send us an email.
Hopefully, “scans” includes photographs when it comes to stamp boxes!

Keep safe and enjoy your collections during this lock down.


London 2020, the once-a-decade major international philatelic exhibition, has announced that it is being postponed until 2022. More details on their website here.

Stamp Box on Antiques Roadshow

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.


Knockaloe Camp Stamp Box

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 (, 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.



We had an good turn-out for our drop-in session at Stampex. At least 35 people came to see us, many of whom knew little about stamp boxes; we hope we have engaged their interest.

We hope to repeat the event at next year’s spring Stampex (13-16 February 2019). So do put Saturday, 16 February 2019 in your diary and come to see us.



The Stamp Box Study Circle
(which manages this website)
is hosting a drop-in session at Stampex
at the Business Design Centre
Islington, London, N1 0QH
on Saturday, 15 September 2018
in Meeting Room B, from 10:30 to 12:00.
Do call in and see us and some stamp boxes.

Stamp Box article in GSM

The September edition of Gibbons Stamp Monthly, just published, has an article about stamp boxes. It references this website and we are delighted to return the compliment by  commending the article to our readers. It is a basic introduction to stamp boxes, very informative, and the layout is a delight to the eye.

Fabergé Stamp Box

fabergespinksWe start the year as we hope to go on – with the best of the best.
Spink has instructions to dispose of the illustrated Fabergé stamp box together with a significant quantity of less prestigious, but still interesting,  stamps boxes and cases. At the time of writing, it is not known whether they will go to auction or be sold by private treaty. We will update readers when we know more; until then, any enquiries should be made to Spink.