Russian Stamp Box at Auction

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

Elegant Combination Box

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.

Schuyler Rumsey Auction

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.

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.



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.