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Karenoke's likes2 of 6Antique Russian dulevo plateSome kind of tool
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Hello, I would love it if anybody out there can help me to identify what exactly this is?
    I wondered if it might be used in Postal work, maybe a simple domestic letter holder etc, and then thought it looked like part of a uniform, meant to support or hold a worn item, or even equestrian use, but nothing quite feels right and yet I feel sure this has a very specific use.
    It's smallish and fits in the palm of my hand and doesn't weigh much at all (maybe 250g or so).
    Any ideas?

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    1. Karenoke Karenoke, 2 years ago
      Sure looks like it's intended to hang from something? I certainly have no idea. But I'm sure someone will stop, look and tell you exactly what it is. Best of luck to you!
      I plan to watch for your answer myself. Interesting.
    2. Karenoke Karenoke, 2 years ago
      Wonder if it could be the part of a lock fixture for a small box of some sort?

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