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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Stamp Boxes

Lots 1-10 Lots 11-20 Lots 21-29

Lot 1

Worldwide, Gold Case, 14kt gold case (33x25mm), envelope design with red enamel U.S. 2¢ Washington stamp canceled by New York postmark, top side opening backflap with single compartment and transit postmark on reverse, marked "Pat June 24 90, 14k".
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $600

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Lot 2

Worldwide, Silver Box, sterling stamp box (69x33mm), inset fine enamel reproductions of Great Britain 1881 1d lilac, 1887 ½d Jubilee & 2½d purple on blue stamps, each with Manchester face free town corner cancel, hinged front opening top and three concave stamp compartments, full gold wash interior; London 1899, very rare.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Realized: $1,600

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Lot 3

Worldwide, Silver Box, Adie & Lovekin Ltd. (Birmingham) 1908, sterling novelty stamp box (65x30mm), modeled as Cupid and pull cart, hinged top lid windowed showing G.B. 1d stamp, single compartment, extremely rare, one of the most sought after designs.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized: $1,700

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Lot 4

Worldwide, Silver Box, Samuel Jacob (London) 1895, sterling stamp box and match case combination (40x290mm), novelty golf club form, match striker on side of club head, hinged lid on top of club head opening to gold wash compartment for matched and inner lid bracket for stamp, an extremely rare design.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized: $2,200

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Lot 5

Worldwide, Silver Box, Adie & Lovekin Ltd. (Birmingham) 1909, sterling novelty stamp box (65x30mm), modeled as elephant and pull cart, elephant with a small pin cushion set into back, hinged spring closing top lid windowed showing G.B. 1d stamp, single gold wash compartment, extremely rare, one of the most sought after designs.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $1,200

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Lot 6

Worldwide, Silver Box, J. Rodgers (Sheffield) 1900, sterling stamp box and inkwell combination (54x76mm), novelty coal scuttle form, hinged front opening lid with single sloped gold wash compartment, hinged front opening top revealing glass inkwell, very fine and very rare, ex-Paris Collection.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $1,700

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Lot 7

Worldwide, Silver Box, Crisford & Norris (Birmingham) 1908, sterling silver stamp box and ivory letter opener combination (35x225mm), novelty golf club form, club head with a hinged lid at top opening to a single concave compartment, an extremely rare design and one of the most sought after boxes missing from most of the great collections that have come on to the market.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 8

Worldwide, Silver Box, Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd (Birmingham) 1910, sterling stamp box and inkwell combination (55x140mm), novelty sleigh form, sloping front with spring back hinge front opening lid with two window insets, opening to two gold wash curved compartments, top hinged lid opening to two glass inkwells, curved sleigh blades at front serving as a pen rest, very fine and rare.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $800

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Lot 9

Worldwide, Silver Box, Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd (Birmingham) 1908, sterling stamp box, inkwell and watch combination (71x90mm), in lantern form with handle, single pull out stamp drawer on right side of base, central Swiss watch (in working order) inside lamp glass, hinged front opening top revealing inkwell compartment, with monogram and "May 1st, 1919" date engraved at top, very fine and rare.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,800

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Lot 10

Worldwide, Silver Box, Adie & Lovekin Ltd. (Birmingham) 1908, sterling novelty stamp box (65x27mm), modeled as a wheelbarrow, hinged top lid windowed showing G.B. 9d stamp, single gold wash compartment, very rare, one of the most sought after designs.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $700

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