Vintage WW1 Era Bulk Lot of 3 Solid Silver Items, to include a Cigarette, Vesta & Stamp Case belonging to George Frederick Absalom, a "Specials Police" Firewatcher for Sopwith Aviation Company. It also comes with a photo of him in his uniform.The photo is in excellent condition and shows George Frederick Absalom in his uniform, the image has the name f the photographers studio, "New Zealand Studios, Kingston", (interestingly Sopwith Aviation Company was founded in Kingston upon Thames in 1912 thus linking the photo studio to the proximity of the factory). The photo has written in ink to rear "George Frederick Absalom,'Specials' Police - WW1, Firewatcher for Sopwith". The photo measures 24cm high by 18.5cm wide. The cigarette / cheroot case is in excellent condition and is engraved to its central cartouche'Presented by Sopwith Cny (Company) in appreciation services rendered, 1915 - 1918'. It is fully hallmarked Joseph Gloster Ltd, Birmingham, 1917. There is some minor tarnishing and tiny dents in places, the gilt interior and gold coloured bands are both in good condition with minor discolouration. It measures approx 7.7cm high by 5.2cm wide (excluding button) by 1.5cm thick and weighs approx 50 grammes. The silver stamp case is charming and has the initials G.
A (George Frederick Absalom) and the word'Stamps' (their is some remains of blue enamel to the letters). It is fully hallmarked Crisford & Norris Ltd, Birmingham, 1905. It has some minor tarnishing and small marks in places. It measures approx 2.9cm wide by 2.4cm high and weighs approx 5.5 grammes. The silver vesta case has no engraving or visible link to George Frederick Absalom however it did come with the other two items and the photo so I assume it was his as well.
It has some minor tarnishing and small dents in places, it is fully hallmarked Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders, Birmingham, 1900. It measures approx 3.9cm wide by 4.7cm High and weighs approx 24 grammes. Interesting reading on Sopwith Aviation, please copy and paste link below. Please view photos carefully as they form part of the description. Please view my other listings.
The item "Vtg WW1 Era Bulk Lot Solid Silver Cigarette Vesta & Stamp Case Sopwith Aviation" is in sale since Friday, July 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cigarette/Vesta Cases". The seller is "jewellerywatches69" and is located in Torquay. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Bahrain, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.