Vintage Sterling Silver & Turquoise Navajo Stamp Box
 
Stamp boxes have been around since 1840, when the first stamps were sold publicly in the United Kingdom.  Stamp boxes kept your stamps nice and flat and free from tear; humidity, however, was another story.  Stamp carriers are recognized by their thin and small size, many stamp boxes are used as pill, or coin carriers.  Stamp boxes are not as readily sold today as it's counterpart, the roll stamp holder.  This particular sterling holder is vintage from around the 1960's and belonged to a beautiful lady named Myrtle.  She was raised in New Jersey and used this piece as her aspirin carrier.  Her granddaughter would like to find this little box a nice new home and has entrusted me to help.  In great condition with NO chips or cracks to the cabachon turquoise stone or dents to the silver.  The two sterling hinges work fine and the box closes very securely.  
 
Solid Sterling Silver (tested)
Turquoise Stone approx .20cts
Hand Crafted "M"  etched inside
1 3/8" inches in length
1" inch wide
10.16 grams
c.1960's-1970's

 
Navajo Symbols:
Rattlesnake Jaw - StrengthSun Ray - ConstancyThunderbird Track - Bright ProspectsWater Running - Constant Life ju

Vintage Sterling Silver & Turquoise Navajo Stamp Box

SKU: AM-108
$95.00Price