Sunday - 20 April 2014

Search Results

/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/1116621/1869AR06A_Large.jpg&height=123&width=172&constrain=true

Kings of the castle-tops

13 December 2008

SO-CALLED castle-top boxes represent a fascinating moment in British social history. Fashioned by the silver ‘toy’ makers of Birmingham, these vinaigrettes and card cases engraved or die-stamped with British landmarks were seemingly marketed as tourist souvenirs.

Auction Reports

/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/1031776/1851NE03A_Large.jpg&height=123&width=172&constrain=true

Two major silver collections on offer this autumn

04 August 2008

Two major silver collections will be sold by UK provincial salerooms in the autumn season. Edinburgh-based auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull will offer for sale the first part of the Chen collection in London on November 23, while Salisbury’s Woolley & Wallis will complement their October silver sale with a single-owner catalogue devoted to the collection of the late George Petzall.

/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/1073152/1700AR04B_Large.jpg&height=123&width=172&constrain=true

Rarity sets £8000 Mills record

27 July 2005

To collectors of the so-called castle-top card cases, subject matter is everything. Pictured here is a great rarity.

A winning hand…

17 April 2003

Among the miniatures and novelties at Dreweatt Neate’s 2 April sale, there was especial interest in a 37-lot private collection of card-cases amassed over 50 years by an Oxfordshire vendor.

 

Next