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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Can anyone tell me what this is and what it was used for and its origin?
    It looks to be made of ivory, but not sure. 97mm x 11mm

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Look like it might have been a Victorian Stanhope pin holder. A Stan-hoscope.
    2. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      A snuff bottle, perhaps?
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      yes.....needle case with stanhope in it
    4. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Ricko ... take a close look in the hole in the end and see if there is a tiny lens with a small image (micro photograph). If you see a lens and image, this is a Stanhope. Here is my post of a folding knife with a Stanhope:

      Here is another post of a needle case with a Stanhope. It looks like yours:

      Finally, here is a terrific article written by CW staffer Hunter Oatman-Stanford about Stanhopes:
    5. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      OOH OOH! Tell us what the picture is!

      Stanhope - my thing I learned today! And it's not even noon!
    6. Ricko, 5 years ago
      Thanks to all. rniederman was totally correct. Although very blurry I could see some photos inside.

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