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Shiebler "Floral & Foliate" Filigree Sterling Silver 4179 Stamp Box
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3782f   $185.00


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Decorative and utilitarian desk items, stamp boxes evoke nostalgic reminders of a measured and purposeful lifestyle that no longer exists. They served the useful purpose of protectively holding stamps when they were issued singly.

This likely late 19th century example was made by George Shiebler, whose "winged S" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "4179" are imprinted on the underside.

Rectangular with two compartments, its measurements are very symmetrical, 2" long by 1" wide... Click for details

Gorham 1898 Sterling Silver Floral Handle Page Turner
Silver : Sterling

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3493f   $235.00


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Identified as a paper cutter in catalogues of its period, this item is typically referred to as a page turner or letter open today.

This large, 11 3/4" long, approximately 3.0 T. oz., solid silver example was made by Gorham whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," model number "B177," and a date symbol for 1898 are stamped on the edge of the handle.

Cast and open, the handle is rococo in design, featuring an asymmetrical array of scrolls, blossoms, and leaves.

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Gorham No. 456 Sterling Silver Small Footed Dish
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3451f   $75.00


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This 4" round, 5/8" high, just under 2.0 T. oz. shallow dish resting on four ball feet presents as rather mysterious in purpose, save that it is identified in Gorham's 1890 catalogue (see image 2).

Stamped with the company "lion, anchor, G", emblem, "Sterling," and model number "456" on the underside, it is actually part of a desk ensemble, namely the underplate, or as labeled, a tray, for a multi-lobed ink bottle.

Original purpose aside, it is attractive in its own right,... Click for details

J.F. Fradley & Co. Solid Sterling Large Page Turner aka Paper Cutter
Silver : Sterling

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3376f   $90.00


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Stamped with the cross emblem of J.F. Fradley & Co., along with the word "Sterling" and the number "1815," this solid silver page turner, aka paper cutter, measures a lengthy 12" and weighs 2.5 T. oz.

It has a flat surface, with slightly beveled edges, and rounded ends that taper from 1 1/4" across at the wide end to 1/2" at the narrow end.

Otherwise plain, it has a flourishing, Art Nouveau style, "JA" monogram, suggesting a date circa 1900.

It is in very good condition. There are... Click for details

Gorham Repousse Silver Mounted Cut Glass Inkwell 1890
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3306f   $185.00


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Relatively large, this inkwell stands 4 1/8" high and has a base diameter of 2 3/4". The body is brilliant period cut glass with a 1/2" wide silver band around the bottom, and with a silver collar and spherical cap.

It is model number "S623," as stamped below the hinge, along with "Sterling." Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" hallmark appears on the underside of cap, as well as "Sterling" and a date symbol for "1890." All these marks repeat on the lower rim, save the date symbol there is for... Click for details

Antique stand up Safe Die-cast pencil sharpener in box Hong Kong
Dollhouse Miniatures

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safn-5483   $13.50


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Antique Safe " DIE CAST PENCIL SHARPENER This Collectible Antique Bronze Finish Die Cast Metal Pencil Sharpener is made in Hong Kong and measures 2 3/4 " tall x 1 1/8 " x 1 1/2 " wide. This sharpener will make an excellent start for, or addition to, a Pencil Sharpener Collection, or to use as a miniature in a doll house . Moveable parts, door opens. Original box.

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Miniature Die cast console Television pencil sharpener in box
Dollhouse Miniatures

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safn-5482   $12.00


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CONSOLE TV " DIE CAST PENCIL SHARPENER This Collectible Antique Bronze Finish Die Cast Metal Pencil Sharpener is made in Hong Kong and measures 1 7/8 " x 1 " x 2 1/2 ". This sharpener will make an excellent start for, or addition to, a Pencil Sharpener Collection, or to use as a miniature in a doll house . Original box.

Staffordshire Quill Pen Holder Inkwell Bird Hatchlings Nest Snake
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BNJquilnest2   $295.00


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Antique Staffordshire porcelain quill pen holder featuring a confetti coleslaw nest with a dove with 2 hatchlings and a bright green snake. The inkwell has one hole for a quill. It is in excellent condition, any imperfections are firing flaws, typical of early Staffordshire pieces. Measures about is 2.5" high and 2.75" diameter. Circa 1840.

Large crystal peach paperweight unmarked quality made
Art Glass : Paperweights

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safn-5351   $25.00


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Large crystal clear peach paperweight with stem and leaf. Measures 3 1/4" tall life size to a real large peach. No chips cracks or scratches. This is a nice quality piece and very heavy. ground bottom, sticker is missing that had the name of the maker (darn it). This is a beauty!!

Lucite Abalone Pen Holder
Writing Instruments

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M-10203   $49.00


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Vintage acrylic/lucite double pen holder. Comes with the original pens. They need refills, as these appear to be dried or out of ink.

Cast Bronze Metal Desk Pen Tray Marked
Metalware : Bronze

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JHpentray   $110.00


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Very nice heavy pen tray measuring 8" long and just under 2.5" wide. Initially I thought this was cast bronze, but it appears to be copper with a bronze finish.

Vintage 1930s Jumbo Type Set in original game box
Toys and Games

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safn-4853   $15.00


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Vintage 1930's era Jumbo type set in the original box complete with all 5/8" upper and lower case letters, wood stamp block, tweezers and ink pad in the original tin. Box lid is missing one end. Set no.6015 Made by TST CO in USA. A novel printing collectible.

Lucite Capsco souvenir paperweight of Washington DC
Souvenirs

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safn-4597   $15.00


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Vintage lucite faceted souvenir paperweight of Washington DC. Measures 2" tall & wide. Facets highlight different views. No scratches and has the original sticker.

Caithness Glass Spinning Top paperweight 191 / 750
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safn-4175   $68.00


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Art Glass Caithness Spinning Top Paperweight. This paperweight is numbered 191/750. So.. only 750 of them were made, I believe in the late 80's. Item is in excellent condition. Signed Caithness Glass Spinning top and the number can be found underneath this rare shaped beauty. Has a window to view it in diferent dimensions. Dimensions of item are: ~2 7/8” Tall, ~2 3/4" Diameter and Weighs: 1 lb 7.6oz. Perfect condition, Shes a beauty!!

Vintage Holland souvenir wood shoes desk organizer
Writing Instruments : Desk Articles

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safn-3352   $15.00


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hand painted Flemish poker art decorated souvenir wooden shoes are a letter holder and has a hole in each shoe for your pen or pencils. All wood with wood burned pattern and highlighted with hand painted windmill, house and flowers. Stamped on the bottom, Made in Holland. Very nice other than some of the paint has chipped on the flowers. Varnish is nice and shiny. Measures 5 3/4" tall.

Costa Boda art glass cone shape paperweight
Art Glass : Paperweights

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safn-3285   $50.00


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Kosta Boda Cone Shaped Paperweight. Swedish Modern solid paperweight - unique - each one a little bit different. White explosion inside looks different from different angles. Measures 6 3/4" tall. Perfect condition. No tags or box.

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