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Stamp Boxes

Lots 9-18 Lots 19-28

Lot 9

Gold Box, Cartier (Paris), 18kt gold stamp box (51x30mm), allover fine inset linear cross hatch pattern, front opening hinged top with cabochon sapphire thumb pull, two ramped compartments each with engine turn design; ca. 1925, very rare.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Lot 10

Silver Box, Sampson Mordan & Co. (London) 1892, sterling stamp box (50x32mm), sloping front with inset superb enamel Great Britain 1881 1d lilac & 1887 2½d purple on blue stamps on lid, hinged front opening top, two sloped compartments, a wonderful and very rare sterling stamp box, illustrated on the front cover of Les Boites a Timbres by Brian Beet, ex-Paris Collection.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

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Lot 11

Silver Box, Birmingham Assay 1897, sterling stamp box (47x32mm), inset fine enamel reproduction of Great Britain 1881 1d lilac & 1897 ½d vermilion stamps at top, hinged front opening lid with two polished concave compartments; couple minor dings in no way affecting appearance, very rare.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 12

Silver Box, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd. (London) 1910, sterling stamp box and inkwell combination (111x34mm), plain sloping design, three fine hinged tortoiseshell lids each with superb silver floral basket inlay, central lid opens to the inkwell, sloping side lids each open to a single gold wash ramped compartment, a very rare and very fine quality combination.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 13

Silver Box, sterling stamp and pen nib combination box (76x101mm), plain base form weighted to act as paper weight, hinged lid with oval inset window with rosette and engine turned border, showing painted golfer and caddy scene, inside with three sloped stamp compartments and two larger nib compartments, a French box of exceptional quality, very rare.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 14

Silver Box, Saunders & Shepherd (Birmingham) 1909, sterling novelty stamp box (65x27mm), modeled as a wheelbarrow, hinged top lid windowed showing G.B. ½d stamp, single compartment, very rare, one of the most sought after designs.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 15

Silver Box, sterling stamp box (70x40mm), inset light blue guilloche enamel lid, hinged front opening top, two concave compartments, gold wash interior, marked sterling.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 16

Silver Box, sterling stamp box with glass dampening roller (58x38mm), plain form with roller at top, stamp pull out drawer at lower front with ringed handle, two gold wash ramped compartments, Birmingham 1912, rare.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 17

Silver Box, sterling stamp box and inkwell combination (120x120mm), large capstan form, two stamp compartment pull out drawer at base, hinged front opening top revealing inkwell, Birmingham 1911.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 18

Silver Box, George W. Shiebler & Co. (New York, N.Y.), sterling stamp box (82x42mm), floral pierced lid and sides on a clamshell base, hinged front opening lid and three sloped compartments, gold wash interior, marked sterling.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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