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    Posted 9 years ago

    realthings
    (10 items)

    This beautiful silver box has been in my family for longer than we can remember. I suspect it came over with one of my great grandparents at some point. However, this is all conjecture since nobody seems to know specifics. It is lined with what we think is cedar wood. It's about 5 inches long and 4 wide. Condition is a bit worn, but it's still lovely. Anyone know the maker's mark?

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    1. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      vetraio50. Is this another cigar box? That is what it looks like realthings. I am sure we can help you find the maker. Welcome to CW!
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      looks like an English silverplate marking to me.
    3. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Does it say

      "TOM & G"
    4. realthings realthings, 9 years ago
      Hi BHock45,
      Thanks for your comments - a cigar box wouldn't surprise me - my great grandfather was a cigar maker and he came over from England! I'll check out that mark more closely.
    5. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      realthings, my great grandfather was a cigar maker too. He was from central New Jersey, he came over from Poland.
    6. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Germany not Poland, its late.
    7. realthings realthings, 9 years ago
      :-) I'm going to get my magnifier to see if I can read the maker's mark more accurately.
    8. realthings realthings, 9 years ago
      Figured it out! The mark is: E.G. Webster. They were a company formed in Brooklyn New York in 1859. This mark was used between 1886-1928. So this was either my great grandfather's or my grandfather's. And it's American. Thanks to BHock45, I know it's a cigar box so mystery solved ;-)



    9. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Good job relathings! So is it silver plated? I assume so
    10. realthings realthings, 9 years ago
      Hmmm...still not sure but will continue to explore....

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