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  1. #1

    Feb 2008
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    What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    Looks like maybe a cigerette container, but seems too thin to be. It looks real old, and hand made. Has a stamp of an anchor, a lion, and the letter F. Also a faded shield shaped stamp that looks like the letters V,b and maybe L and another letter. It has a hinged top that opens up. Any idea what it is? Maybe its age? Could it be worth something?

    Thanks in advanced for all your help.
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  2. #2
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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    It's a match case.

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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    Could also be a card case
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    Made in Birmingham, England in 1905 by Williams Birmingham Ltd.

    http://www.925-1000.com/dlBirmingham6.html#M

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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    How thick is it, and what are the dimensions? Breezie
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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    Looks like a match safe, if the dimensions are right. Art Nouveau era, similar ones are listed for anywhere from $75 to over $200. It's worth what some is willing to pay for it. Nice piece.

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezie
    How thick is it, and what are the dimensions? Breezie
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  7. #7

    Feb 2008
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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezie
    How thick is it, and what are the dimensions? Breezie
    It is 1/4 inch thick( a little more if you count the design of it) and weighs 83 grams. it is 4 1/4 inch by 3 inch.

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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    Oh, that's big. In that case it must be a calling card case, you don't see too many that open from the top like that. Most open from the side and reveal the inside of the case. Still a nice item and worth the same range. Generally the more intricate the the more they sell for.

    Quote Originally Posted by daroofa
    Made in Birmingham, England in 1905 by Williams Birmingham Ltd.

    http://www.925-1000.com/dlBirmingham6.html#M
    You got good eyes to catch that MM I had to do a second look to see it.
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  9. #9
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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    I agree with 'diggummup'.
    Here's a similar one described as " Antique Birmingham 1904 Hallmarked Silver Repouse Calling Card Case" that sold for 195 British Pounds.
    http://www.jewelscollectingdust.com/...esoldboxes.htm (scroll down)
    Don....

  10. #10
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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    I agree with 'diggummup'.
    Here's a similar one described as " Antique Birmingham 1904 Hallmarked Silver Repouse Calling Card Case" that sold for 195 British Pounds.
    http://www.jewelscollectingdust.com/...esoldboxes.htm (scroll down)
    Don....
    shaun7 actually called it first. Once the dimensions were posted it was a no-brainer.
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Could also be a card case
    good call.
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

  11. #11

    Feb 2008
    43

    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    well thank you all for your time, I could not have figured it out on my own. Especially that fast. Job well done!

  12. #12
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    Re: What is this? Usage? Age? value?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Could also be a card case
    Good call shaun7

    I like it, cool piece

 

 

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