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Property of an Officer & a Gentleman?


HarryBettsMCDCM
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I have been asked if such a thing has been recorded before:~

The 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin,but made in Silver & marked thus.

purported to be part of the effects of a Colonel.

Has any Pal ever heard of these Tins in Silver{ie Sterling,not plated later}being made,presumably privately?

I would be grateful for any input...

HB :unsure:

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Never heard of one. any chance of a picture and detail of hallmarks?

Mick

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I wish I could,it is apparently part of an Auction lot "up north" in a local sale room & a potential buyer has asked if such a thing existed,I must admit I had never heard of such an object & could only surmise it had been commissioned privately to replicate the Brass Box,all I have is that it is Marked "Silver" on the back,but otherwise identical to the Brass Box & that the lot contains various effects of a Colonel,If he gets it I shall request Pictures!

I must admit it would be a very impressive item in Sterling Silver

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sounds like a private issue esp bearing in mind his rank

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Thats if it was made at the time and not a reproduction as the above item is.

Although having said that... what difference would it make? none because either way it would be a gift tin made of silver. Unless of course its one of those awful modern reproduction brass tins.

Mick

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Mmmmmmmmmmm???

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Would seem most unlikely that a English siver piece from the 20's or 30's would be marked "Silver". It would be hall-marked in the normal way. Possibly a modern copy I suppose looking for provenance by association..

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