Rare Silver Maltese Cross Combined Letter Scales / Stamp Case

James Allen, Birmingham c1888
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A rare late 19th century combined silver Letter Scale and Stamp Case made in the form of a Maltese cross shaped envelope, opening to a single postage stamp compartment. The front showing weights and rates in ounces and pence. With sprung letter clip and attached suspension ring.

By James Allen Birmingham, c1888. Stamped with registered design no: 112078.

Allen produced these in silver and brass, and in three different shapes with three different registered design numbers (all registered in 1888). This is the first one that I have seen in sterling silver of this Maltese cross shape.

£625.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
42 mm (1.65 inches)
W
25 mm (0.98 inches)
D
6 mm (0.24 inches)
Weight
10.80 Grams (0.35 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
KB6
Medium
Silver