A rare Walter Lampl charm of a sterling silver box with celluloid windows. The box opens with a little latch to reveal a miniature old cloth flag made in tiny proportion with stars and stripes. The flag is a U.S. flag and this is a rarely seen American version of a more well known British version of this charm. The British version was made of brass and contained the Union Jack British flag. The British verswion also had the words "Bundles For Britain" on one side, referring to the British Aid Relief, a humanitarian society that was created in 1940 and was U.S. based, serving and aiding the needs of the soldiers in Britain during World War II in Red Cross fashion. This version of the charm has the U.S. Eagle Seal raised on the box with a banner in red, white and blue enamel beneath it. The British version had a raised Royal Crown in red enamel. This sterling version is rarely seen and would make a very exciting addition to any collection of WWII charms. The charm is in excellent condition with no evidence of heavy use or wear. Everything is present from the celluloids to the flag, both of which are often missing in this charm dating to 1940. The old flag is not overly faded and is still bright. The enamel is almost perfect with just a touch of loss to the red portion of the banner and a tiny pin point symmetrical circle on the white portion that looks like it may be a maker's flaw and was a bubble in the enamel that was a weak point and finally burst at some point over the years. It has its natural old rich patina. The charm has the Walter Lampl mark of WL in script within a shield on the bottom. It is also marked sterling. It is a six sided cube measuring 1/2" in each direction. It weighs 4.1 grams. The little spot of substance that is seen on the inner side of the lid on the photo of the open box was just something that got into the photo and it has been removed.