Rare antique silver Combination Stamp Case and Sovereign Holder hallmarked Birmingham 1911 by Samuel M Levi

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An unusual and superior solid silver combination Sovereign and Stamp Case of the finest quality.  The lozenge shaped case is a lovely plain polished silver with no engraving or embossing to the exterior.  It has a spring loaded hinged lid, opened by a push button, and has a loop above the button for attachment.  When the lid is open two compartments are visible:  one is spring loaded for stamps and the other spring loaded for sovereigns.  Partial hallmarks are visible on the sovereign compartment  and  the stamp compartment is marked: Rd 403766.  Hallmarks to the underneath of the lid are also visible for the Birmingham Assay Office with a date mark for 1911 and Lion Passant indicating the finest sterling silver along with the maker's mark: Samuel M Levi.

The superb craftmanship of the silver maker is very evident in this rare item.  The case is in lovely antique collector's condition.  It opens and closes perfectly. (There is a slight ding to one edge of the  lid commensurate with age, and mentioned for accuracy).

  

Hallmarks and maker's marks:  Birmingham 1911 by Samuel M Levi

  

Measurements:

Height:  1.6 cm       Width:  5.8 cm approx.  Depth not including loop and button:  3.4 cm approx.

Weight:  36.4 grams 

All weights and measurements are approximate.