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Bible 5.9 grams and silver box with turtle shell (1853)

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Books1646 of 2577GARDENRS PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-1865encylopedia of color people
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Posted 5 years ago


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all of my posts are things from heritage. None is or will be for sale.
I just want to share it because of the nice responses from the nice people here!!!

This is a box made of probably turtle shell. it is 60.0 grams and the booklet is 5.9 grams. In dutch. It is very beautifull. It is in dutch. The cover says:
Janke W de Vries 1853 (old relative of mine)

Addtitional info welcome, always.


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  1. Hansel Hansel, 5 years ago
    Beauty isnt she?!
    Thank you Bellin.
    After the respones I decided to post these things also.

    for the rest busy with the clock.

    Any tips on how to convince the big 2 auctioneers its is real?
    Jewellers and Old print sellers an antque specialsits love it.

    But no one from a distance believes me. It needs to be valued and insured.
    (those are the most suiteable parties) I have a clock, alot of gold AND engravings from Smith.. No one can believe, and I understand that.
  2. Hansel Hansel, 5 years ago
    Thank you man, I will browsing your items soon!

    The people from this show cotnacted me, 2 experts..
    The invited me for national tv haha

    I really appreciate your help and comments :)
  3. Hansel Hansel, 5 years ago
    Thanks, I feel very welcome here.
    And in time I will expand my shared collection.

    Take care!

  4. Hansel Hansel, 5 years ago
    PS you have another follower lol
  5. Hansel Hansel, 5 years ago
    hehe, newbee needs some profiling :p

    Gotta go. ttyl
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    This is really cool Hansel. Did you do the TV show?
  7. Hansel Hansel, 5 years ago
    Hi Amber,

    Well, I want the cock specialsit to have a look on my clock.
    Also for valuation, p;lus it is an astonishing piece of history.
    (Old, gold, engravings, made in London for dutch market)

    They are afctually trying to convince me to be in the show.

    I am more busy to find someone who believes it also..
    The auctioneers laugh at me.. I dont even want them to see it anymore!!

    The tv show is 5th september. They may show it and give their opinions.
    But I dont want my face on national television ;)
  8. ulfsurfer, 5 years ago
    So if I understand this correctly; is the book itself unbound (just in wraps) and placed in a custom made turtle shell box? Is there any publisher info written/printed anywhere? Any evidence the box might be the same age as the book?
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago

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