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Thomas Bewick: A General History of Quadrupeds
6th edition; 1811. Re-bound in half calf

£125

Top: Silver/ivory paper knife/book mark/page turner Birmingham 1846. 10.75in.(27.5cm) L. £78

Bottom: Sold

T: Postage stamp box, Birmingham 1906 - Sold

BL: Silver 'envelope' stamp holder, 1903
£45

Small silver desk-top inkwell with liner
B'ham 1910. 2.75in.(7cm) D x 1.5 (4) H

Sold - larger, similar available @ £95

Silver rocking blotter, Birmingham 1889
4.5in. (11.5cm) L x 2.5in.(6.5cm) H

£165

The Great Lexicographer's Work
Two volumes. 1812

£95

Early propelling pencils
Top: Gold encased, circa 1875 - £38
Centre: S.Mordan pen/pencil, c.1850 - Sold
Bottom: Telescopic, c.1848. 3.25in. L cl - Sold

 

Silver-bladed knives, the blades adapted to letter openers. Silver, ivory & mother-of-pearl handles

£38 to £48 each - details on request

 



Enamelled silver 'purse' stamp case
Birmingham 1918. 1.1ins.(3cm) W

£75

Gold extending propelling pencils:
T: S.Mordan, 10-carat, circa 1890 - Sold
C: 9-carat, fine detail, circa 1880 - Sold
B: E.Wilmot, with pen, circa 1875 - £145


Rosewood folding, portable music stand
Circa 1870. 18in.(45.5cm) W open

Sold - another, walnut - £68

T: Quill pen nib cutter with original case
Circa 1870, 4ins.(10cm) L closed - Sold
C: Tortoiseshell/silver letter opener - £38
B: MOP/silver, 1904, 7in.(18cm) L - Sold

Collection of Letter Seals, 1825 to 1850
L: Tortoiseshll inlaid with gold, 3.25in.H - £165
Bloodstone - Sold; Agate - £54; Fob - £58
Ivory hand - £60; Dieppe ivory - £68

County map of Essex by John Speed
Circa 1676. Frame: 27.5ins.(70cm) W

£345

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