Rare Victorian Art Nouveau Cast Iron 'Hand Stamp' Holder

A very attractive old HAND STAMP HOLDER from the days when Hand Stamps were used frequently for marking invoices, receipts, bills, letters etc and other varied documents. Large Ornate Stamp Holders like this one were once prominent on the front desks of Banks, Post Offices, Insurance Companies, and large company offices.Indeed they were common right through until around the 1950's. This is a particularly nice ornate one in the Art Nouveau style made of cast iron with brass inserts on the rod and a brass knob on top. The top Holder has a 'cut out' to make it easy to withdraw larger handle stamps from the bottom Holder....each holder rotates as required to select your hand stamp. This is a big piece standing 8 1/2" in height with a widest diameter of 7". A very solid old piece of VICTORIANA.....large quality ones like this are getting rather hard to find nowadays.

Item ID: 5865

$185 USD

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