We are offering a silver cigarette case with an enamel insert showing a Bleriot XI monoplane. This was the airplane in which Henri Bleriot was the first person to fly across the English Channel–a feat he accomplished on July 25th 1909. The case is of the same vintage. It has German guarantee marks and a “935” quality number; sterling at “925” is of lesser quality. No condition issues but the elastic bands that held the cigarettes in place have long perished. The interior gilding is virtually all intact. We’ve left the case unpolished because polishing it would make it very difficult to photograph. It will shine up brightly with very little effort and we’d be happy to polish it for the buyer. Dimensions: 3″ x 3.5″.
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Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974
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