Accession No.:

2012.213

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Description

Stamp book, metal box in shape of a book with hinge at corner so that tray container for stamps swings out in same plane as book covers. Tray container has oval shape cut out of centre. Box has ring at one corner, 'STAMPS' embossed on the front and floral design on back.

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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

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