Posted 2 years ago
I'm assuming this is a cigarette case. I found it at a flea market, a Poole Silver Co. plated box with wood liner. The odd thing about it is it's engraved " In Appreciation W R Lathrop Jr" , ex president of the Southern Life and Health Insurance Co whose logo is stamped in the lid. I guess at the time he gave this as a gift, smokin wasn't known to be hazardous to your health. Anyway it has Poole Silver Co. 2000 on the back. I don't think that's a year indication because he died long before that. Maybe the box was also used for somethin else. Anybody know how to date this?