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    Posted 7 months ago

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    So I have no idea what this was used for. I’m pretty sure it’s very old but I could be wrong. It is about 5 inches long and an inch wide inch and a half tall. I don’t know the material on the outside but the inside is metal and the base is metal. Thank you so much for any information you can give me on this cool box !

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 months ago
      I can’t help you, it’s a interesting box. It looks to me to be Chinese, I hope someone on CW can help you. I’ll be watching this post with interest.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 months ago
      The detail is pathetic, it is that bad. I would think no value to it. No comment other than that, a lot of times even items made in new China are better than this, in this old coin or trinket box.
    3. CATNMAINE, 6 months ago
      So Phil I m assuming you don’t know what it is made of ? Or where is came from? Please don’t be rude .. no need
    4. Celiene Celiene, 6 months ago
      There are some red letters on the bottom - can you see better in person? The interior looks metal-lined, and the dividers look metal. Maybe something for an opium user? The lid does not appear to lock, though.

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