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Sale Price: $420.00
Listed Price $600.00
  Stock #BQ139

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Gorham Novelty Miniature Envelope with Postage Stamp Booklet
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Sale Price: $420.00
Listed Price $600.00


Novelty sterling silver postage stamp envelope. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1890. Envelope engraved with script direction and franked with an enameled George Washington 2-cent that is canceled "New York / Dec 25 / 10 AM / 90". A second cancellation on back. Script presentation engraved on flap interior “Papa from Gladys”. The envelope contains a leather-bound booklet with thin translucent leaves for holding stamps.

A poignant period piece with a nice Christmas association. Hallmarked. Good condition with noticeable wear to leather and paper.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 2 3/8 x D 1/8 in. Weight (without booklet): 1 troy ounce. #BQ139