Beautiful little English sterling silver and gilt washed stamp holder measuring 3/4" high by 2 1/4" long by 1 1/4" wide. Missing 2? of the tiny tabs inside the lid-I think these were maybe used to hold an example of which stamp was on each side. There is a safety knob on the back as a stop on the lid to prevent it from being opened too far. It looks like someone tested the limits, causing a small dent in the back under the hinge as shown. Dates to the early 1900's at a guess without looking up the exact mark.
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