Vtg Never Used 1953 Sterling Silver Compact W/cyrillic Inscription - 103 Grams For Sale
This is a vintage 1953 NEVER USED square Russian or Bulgarian STERLING SILVER powder compact. The compact has a beautiful engine-turned design on the lid consisting of many vertical wavy lines and then the initials BK at the top left (see first six photos below). The compact has a Cyrillic inscription on the underside (see second-from-last photos below). I originally acquired this some months ago from an elderly lady in my area who was selling out her silver collection. She told me that she had the compact for so many years that she could no longer remember where it came from. She also told me that the compact was indeed sterling silver and that the inscription on the back was written in Cyrillic - and that she had NO idea what it said. She did say, however, that the "53" in the inscription probably meant the year 1953. There are some hallmarks on the back, in the lower left-hand corner, but they're difficult to make out, even with a loupe (see last photo below). I do see the number 875 or 895, which probably identifies the silver grade, but I am unsure.
The compact measures just over 2½" square and it weighsin at 3.6 ounces or 103 grams on my postal scale! Open the compact by just pulling up the front lid. Inside, you see an excellent framedbeveled mirror on the inside of the lid, very reflective and clear. The body of the compact contains an open well or compartment for storing loose face powder, although there currently is no powder in the compact. I do not believe the well ever contained any powder, as the compact has never been used. The original fitted - and unused - silk and metal powder screen is present as well and is sitting inside the powder well. I'm certain that the powder screen can be removed for loading powder, but I wasn't going to try and remove it.
Overall condition is EXCELLENT for this silver compact - absolutely nothing wrong with it! It is EXACTLY AS FOUND. EVERYTHING is in beautiful shiny condition. The pictures below say it all...
About Shipping ...
I will ship this Russian or Bulgarian sterling silver powder compact to most places in the world. I must receive payment 5 days after the close of the sale or I will re-list the item. Returns OK if within 14 days from the end of the sale, but only if item(s) are misrepresented in the listing. Please pay for this via PayPal.
Whenever possible, I am happy to combine your purchases into just one package to save you shipping fees. I can wait up to five days to get paid, should you want to wait and see if you have won other items I currently am listing. If this what you're planning to do, be sure to send me a note & let me know! Also, if you live anywhere near me (North Detroit suburb), we can make arrangements for you to pick up your purchase(s) and thereby eliminate the need for shipping fees altogether.
For U.S. Residents: Shipping rates always include Delivery Confirmation. You can opt to have this shipped to you via domestic First Class Mail - or - Priority Mail, your choice. For individual items/listings that sell for $100.00 or more, I will purchase postal insurance for you.
For Non-U.S. Residents: Unless you are a regular international customer of mine, I can no longer ship to non-U.S. locations via International First Class Mail or International Flat Rate Priority Mail. I MUST ship this to you via regular International Priority Mail or International Express Mail, as this is the ONLY way that the U.S. Postal Service offers delivery tracking services to your country. Unfortunately, the U.S. Postal Service no longer offers tracking services for packages shipped via International First Class Mail or International Flat Rate Priority Mail. However ... if you have previously won one or more of my sales, I can offer you International First Class postal rates. Please email me for an amended invoice.
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Vtg Never Used 1953 Sterling Silver Compact W/cyrillic Inscription - 103 Grams: $73