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
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.