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LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1217   imageStamp Holder. Sterling and enamel (24 x 30 mm). Front is red enamel image of two-cent Washington stamp (Sc. type A61). Holder with maker’s marks for Harrison Brothers & Howson (Sheffield). Front end opening and gold washed spring pressure stamp compartment. A rare holder. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
Currently Opening at...$500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1218   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver and enamel (32 x 25 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with red enamel "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and black circular New York postmark. Reverse black enamel transit postmark. Top side-opening flap marked inside "STERLING" and "PAT JUN 24 90." This piece was made by Gorham. Engraved on front "Schmuckie". (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1219   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver and enamel (32 x 25 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with red enamel "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and black circular New York postmark. Reverse black enamel transit postmark. Unusual bottom hinge opening. Inside gold wash and fancy embossed band to hold stamps. Marked "STERLING" and "PAT JUN 24 90." This piece was made by Gorham. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1220   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver and enamel (32 x 25 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with red enamel "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and black circular New York postmark. Reverse black enamel transit postmark. Unusual left side hinge opening. Inside gold wash and fancy embossed band to hold stamps. Marked "STERLING" and "PAT JUN 24 90." This piece was made by Gorham. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1221   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver and enamel (32 x 25 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with red enamel "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and black circular New York postmark. Reverse black enamel transit postmark. Top side-opening flap marked inside "GORHAM MFG. CO." and "STERLING / PAT JUN 24 90." The Gorham mark is very seldom seen. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1222   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver and enamel (32 x 25 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with red and black enameled circular design "stamp" and black circular New York postmark. Reverse black enamel transit postmark. Top side-opening flap marked inside "STERLING" and "PAT JUN 24 90." This piece was made by Gorham. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1223   imageStamp Holder. Brass (32 x 25 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with embossed "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and incised circular New York postmark. Reverse incised transit postmark. Top side-opening inside flap. Unmarked. Unknown maker but very similar to the known Gorham pieces. Scarce. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1224   imageStamp Holder. 14K gold (32 x 25 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with attached loop and with red enamel "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and black circular New York postmark. Reverse black enamel transit postmark. Top side-opening flap inside marked "14K" and "PAT JUN 24 90." This piece was made by Gorham. Neatly engraved on front "L.T.H." Among the rarest of American stamp holders. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
Currently Opening at...$500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1225   imageStamp Holder. 14K gold (32 x 25 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with attached with red enamel "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and black circular New York postmark. Reverse black enamel transit postmark. Top side-opening flap. Unmarked but tests to 14K and surely this piece was made by Gorham. Among the rarest of American stamp holders. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
Currently Opening at...$500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1226   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver (25 x 31 mm). Holder with overall embossed image of 2¢ stamp (Sc. type A57). Attached chain and decorative ornaments at sides. Hinge opens at top. Marked "STERLING." Scarce. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1227   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver (25 x 31 mm). Holder with overall embossed image of 2¢ stamp (Sc. type A57). Attached chain loop atop. Engraved on reverse with fancy monogram and "Bon Voyage / May 15, 1889." Hinge opens at top. Marked "STERLING." Scarce. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1228   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver (28 x 37mm). Holder with richly embossed image of 2¢ stamp (Sc. type A57). Chain loop at top. Gold wash inside. Marked "STERLING" with stag’s head maker’s mark. One of the best of its type. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1229   imageStamp Holder. Silver plated brass (25 x 36 mm). Holder with embossed Image of 2¢ stamp (Sc. type A57) on both sides. Slide-open stamp compartment and attached chain loop. One of the more unusual holders. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1230   imageStamp Holder. Silver plated brass (25 x 36 mm). Holder with embossed Image of 2¢ stamp (Sc. type A57) on both sides. Slide-open stamp compartment and attached chain loop. One of the more unusual holders. Similar to the previous lot but different opening mechanism and stamp compartment. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1231   imageStamp Holder. Silver plated brass (25 x 37 mm). Holder embossed with image of 2¢ stamp (Sc. type A57) on both sides. Sliding the embossed stamp image to the right, activates a spring-loaded door which when open reveals the stamp compartment. An unusual and rare holder. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1232   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver (23 x 27mm). Small holder with embossed image of 2¢ stamp (Sc. type A61). Hinge opens from top. Marked "STERLING" inside. Scarce with this image. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1233   imageStamp Holder. Sterling silver (27 x 33 mm). Holder with hinged top. Image of 2¢ stamp (Sc. type A88) is shallowly incised on the front with elaborate monogram on reverse. Marked "STERLING" on top. Very scarce with this stamp image type. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1234   imageBooklet Holder. Sterling (45 x 80mm). Lattice work booklet holder with applied envelope and "stamp" (Sc. type A88) design on front. Marked "STERLING." Scarce. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1235   imageBooklet Holder. Sterling (45 x 80mm). Lattice work booklet holder with applied envelope and "stamp" (Sc. type A88) design on front. Marked "STERLING." Similar to previous lot, but with a different lattice pattern. Scarce. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1236   imageBooklet Holder. Silver over brass (45 x 79mm). Booklet holder with embossed images of President McKinley, the Washington Monument, and the White House. Issued to commemorate his second inauguration on March 4, 1901. Reverse features embossed image of the US Capitol and text "Postage Stamps". (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1237   imageMatch Safe. Coin silver (61 x 31mm). Envelope form with applied 2¢ "stamp" (Sc. type A57)) that has been gold washed. Marked "900." Embossed address "His Excellency Count d’Aico Valley Washington." Hinge opens from left. Scarce. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1238   imageMatch Safe. Gold washed coin silver (61 x 31mm). Envelope form with applied silver 2¢ "stamp" (Sc. type A57). Marked "900." Embossed address "His Excellency Count d’Aico Valley Washington." Hinge opens from left. Similar to the previous lot but with the gold and silver accents reversed. Scarce. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1239   imageMatch Safe. Silver plate over brass (38 x 68mm). In the form of a mail sack. Embossed text on front "U.S. MAIL." Reverse depicts pile of "stamped" letters. Hinge opens from top. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1240   imageMatch Safe. Unmarked sterling (60 x 38mm). Envelope form with embossed "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and circular postmark reading. Hinge opens from left. "NEW YORK DEC 6 6 PM 90". (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $150-200
Currently Opening at...$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1241   imageMatch Safe. Silver plate over brass (60 x 32mm). Envelope form with embossed "stamp" (Sc. type A61) and circular post mark reading "NEW YORK MAY 30 7 PM P.O." Hinge opens from left. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $100-150
Currently Opening at...$50.00
Will close during Public Auction
1242   imageMatch Safe. Sterling (38 x 63mm). Heavily embossed ornate design that includes secret compartment for stamps. Hinge opens from top. Central panel slides up to reveal hidden stamp compartment. Close examination of the central panel reveals the message "US Mail" written to look like part of the design. Reverse side engraved with owner’s name and date of Feb 1896. Marked "Sterling." A rare and desirable match safe. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Estimate $400-600
Currently Opening at...$200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1243   imageMatch Safe. Sterling (39 x 67mm). Bright-cut botanical design surrounds beautifully embossed image of "stamp" (Sc. type A61) that opens to reveal postage compartment. Hinge opens from top. Marked "Sterling Silver." A lovely and scarce match safe. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $400-600
Currently Opening at...$200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1244   imageMatch Safe. Silver plate over brass and enamel (59 x 29mm). In the form of a rolled issue of Scientific American magazine. This well-known match safe uses three colors of enamel: black, red, and green. It features a green enameled "stamp" from the Franklin/Washington series (Sc. type A138). Hinge opens from left. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1245   imageMatch Safe. Silver plate over brass and enamel (59 x 29mm). In the form of a rolled issue of Scientific American magazine. This well-known match safe uses three colors of enamel: black, red, and blue. It features a blue enameled "stamp" from the Franklin/Washington series (Sc. type A138). Hinge opens from left. Marked "Pat. Oct 14 90". (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1246   imageStamp Case. Sterling (25 x 35 mm). Holder with top loop hinged cover and heavily embossed image of cherub riding atop a bird. Marked "STERLING". (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $100-150
Currently Opening at...$50.00
Will close during Public Auction
1247   imageStamp Case. Sterling and enamel (24 x 27 mm). Holder in the form of an envelope with enameled 1 d. Victoria "stamp" on front and bright-cut work on reverse. Hallmarked. Envelope flap opens from top. A scarce holder. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $200-300
Currently Opening at...$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1248   imageStamp Case. "The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case." Paper case (80x105mm) with lithographed Alice and Child on one side and Cheshire Cat on other, pull out stamp folio with spaced for various stamp denominations ½d to 1sh, reverse with "Invented by Lewis Carroll" imprint, includes original wrapper (some wear) and 39pg pamphlet Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter-Writing; choice condition. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Estimate $500-750
Currently Opening at...$250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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