Accession No.:

2012.210
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Description

Stamp book - metal box for holding postage stamps, hinged with embossed design on bird in a tree on the front. Box stands on four feet. Sides also decorated with floral design.

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Notes

Alan Cole
Stamp boxes, or separate containers, date back to soon after the introduction of the first postage stamp in 1840. The boxes were made of metal – precious and base, wood and leather-covered solid material. There were also folders, small envelopes and inserts in wallets and diaries.

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Object Type

Stamp book

Category

Stamp book

Materials

metal

Dimensions

w: 81, h: 27, d: 63