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Posted 4 years ago


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Can anyone identify this little but cute object? Found it under a floorboard and curious to know what era, used for and maybe value??

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  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    It's a cigarette holder.

  2. jeffajuice, 4 years ago
    Thanks for's far too slim to hold cigarettes, they would be squashed - I'm still puzzled???
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    what are the interior dimensions?
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    I wonder if it isn't a business card holder.
  5. jeffajuice, 4 years ago
    Dimensions...external 85mm high x 70mm wide (closed). The internal depth is only a couple of mm and would not fit a cigarette as previous donors have suggested. There are what appear to be two retainers on the clasp side which may have had a strap or similar attached??
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Google vintage silver calling card case & look at the images.
    If you can get an image of the hallmarks that would help identify it's origin etc..
  7. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
    rolling papers holder maybe?
  8. jeffajuice, 4 years ago
    Hi Walksoft...looks like you nailed it with vintage card case - thanks.
    Just uploaded the hallmarking for further info please?
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    I don't have time right now to search further , but you can check out this site on hallmarks.
    The first mark is makers mark, next one city of mfg. lion could be Birmingham?
    last of the four marks is year

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