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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Desk Sets

Lots 65-71

Lot 65

Porcelain Desk Set, white porcelain stamp box, inkwells and seal holder combination (180x180mm), octagonal form painted with Asian inspired floral and bird scenes, stamp box with pull off top and two ramped compartments, seal and two inkwells with taper holder in the center, pen rest brackets, marked "Nast á Paris 1904".
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 66

Wood Tunbridge Desk Set, wood lacquered stamp box, inkwell holder and pen rest combination (215x181mm), sloping base form with bun feet, intricate floral design with mosaic bordering, central velvet lined inset for glass inkwell with hinged top, stamp box on either side with cube pattern mosaic lift off lids, single ramped compartments, pen rest brackets in rear.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 67

Papier-Mâché Desk Set, German stamp box and inkwell combination (220x160mm), black balled feet base with integral stamp box at rear center, painted Asian scenes and floral motifs, box with hinged lid and single ramped compartment, velvet line insets at either side for two glass inkwells; couple minor dings to base.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 68

Brass & Tortoiseshell Scale, brass balance letter scale (203x151mm), flared tortoiseshell base on wood backing, with ornate brass floral scroll inlay, fine scale with pieced scroll platforms and matching set of 5 counterweights with velvet inline inset in front, an exquisite scale, very rare.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 69

Brass Postal Scale, English brass balance scale for letters, footed wood base with three insets for weights and 3 counter weights, with postal rate on letter plate; very fine condition.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 70

Brass Case & Scale, James Allen (Birmingham) 1888, Allen's combined stamp case and letter scale (23x28mm), shaped outline with scale showing ounce and pence rates, clasp envelope style back opening with single compartment, registered design no. 102604.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 71

Silver Box, sterling go-to-bed match box (49x49mm), novelty English letterbox form, with red and white enamel lettering and rate panel, pull up top with single compartment, striker at bottom and match holder at top, London (maker and date marks worn), very rare.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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