Stamp Boxes

1897 Birmingham silver two compartment box, plain flat design, the hinged lid at top finely enamelled with a replica Great Britain 1881 1d. lilac and 1897 1/2d. vermilion, opening to two concave gilded sloped compartments; a couple of minor dings

History: Spink July 2009 “Blue Eyes” collection, lot 74, realised £2’600 plus premium


1892 London silver, sloped front two compartment box by Sampson Mordan & Co., the hinged lid superbly enamelled with an 1881 1d. lilac and 1887 21/2d. purple on blue; very fine

History: Illustrated on the front cover of “Les Boites a Timbres” (Stamp Boxes) by Brian Beet; The “Paris” Collection, Christie’s December 2002; Spink July 2005 lot 508 sold for £4’000 plus premium


1891 London by Mordan & Co and hallmarked

History: Sold on Ebay April 2017 for £2670

1891 London silver and enamel rectangular stamp box by George Heath, London, 1891, retailed by W. Thornhill & Co., 144 New Bond St, W., hinged cover enamelled with three Victorian stamps, gilt interior with three sprung compartments, 7 cm. long, wt. 74 gm.

History: Sold by Hampstead Auctions Sep 2016 for £2’200+21%

1891 London silver and enamel triple compartment box By George Heath and retailed by W. Thornhill & Co. 144 New Bond Street, London W, the hinged lid at top finely enamelled with 1/2d., 1d. and 21/2d. stamps, opening to three individually sprung loaded compartments for stamps, very fine

History: The “Paris” collection, Christie’s December 2002; Spink July 2005 lot 507 sold for £15’000 plus premium

1899 London silver three compartment stamp box with plain base and hinged lid at top, enamelled with reproductions of the 1881 1d. lilac, and 1887 Jubilee issue 1/2d. vermilion and 21/2 purple on blue, each “Cancelled” by part Manchester c.d.s at lower left just clear of the Queens profile, opening to three gilded concave compartments, fine

History: Spink July 2005 lot 513 sold for £3’500 plus premium