Edwardian Enamelled Sterling Silver Stamp Book, Hallmarked Birmingham 1902 C&n
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Edwardian Enamelled Sterling Silver Stamp Book, Hallmarked Birmingham 1902 C&n:
EDWARDIAN ENAMELLED STERLING SILVER STAMP BOOK, HALLMARKED BIRMINGHAM 1902; MAKER: CRISFORD AND NORRIS LTD. EDWARDIAN ENAMELLED STERLING SILVER STAMP BOOK, HALLMARKED BIRMINGHAM 1902; MAKER: CRISFORD AND NORRIS LTD.
I DO NOT DO BUY IT NOW SO PLEASE DON'T ASK This is a beautiful Edwardian Enamelled Sterling silver stamp book, It was made by Crisford & Norris Ltd of Vyse Street, Birmingham and then hallmarked at the Birmingham assay office in 1902.
It measures around 1 inch (55mm) wide not including the suspension ring by 1 3/8 inches (30mm) tall by just under 1/4 of an inch (7mm) thick. The rear carries a set of British Sterling silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1902 - 1903 and a makers mark of 'C & N' for Crisford & Norris Ltd, the upper edge of the interior carrier has the lion passant and date letter.
It has a weight on my scales of 12 grams.
It is delicately made in the form of a leather bound book, the front cover is enamelled in blue with the word 'Stamps' and there are bright cut leaves, the spine has two double bands and supports a suspension ring, the rear cover has the hallmarks. the pages are represented by engraved lines on the inner carrier, this opens via a small thumb piece to reveal a small cage to contain a few stamps, this is gilded. It is free from personalisation.
It is ingood overall condition with a nice patination that includes some fine marks and scratches, there are some slight shadows to the rear that suggest it may have originally been gilded all over. The blue enamel is in good order with only a couple of minute losses, one to the top of the spine of the 'a' and a possible loss to the back curve of the 's', both of these may simply where the enamel failed to take rather then actual losses. Please see the pictures.
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