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COCA COLA COMPANY (1957)--PAKAGE OF 9 ASSORTED COLORED MARBLES..PKG. HAS COPYRIGHT 1957.
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Folk's, I have a very limited Edition knife from Marble's for ya all here...its their 100 year Centennial Anniversary knife of being Incorporated for 100 years !!! This knife is over the top as far as collectibility is concerned: Centennial, 24K Gold blade etch, Buffalo Horn Jigged scales, Webster Marble portrait, 2 of the most famous Marble products, the Woodcraft & Safety Axe, all in genuine 24 K gold !!! The Centennial Fieldcrafts that had the white synthetic handle that were scrimshawed sold for $650.00 at issue back in 1998-1999,,,SMKW has one of these knives on Ebay right now "exactly like this one" with just a plain white handle and they are asking $450.00.....Personally, I feel the American Buffalo Horn with its jigging is alot sweeter than just a plain white synthetic handle, check it out !!!
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This knife was designed to deliver more work load per ounce of weight than any other knife on the market today !!! Its made of the same blade thickness of the Woody, and it with its extra stout backspine, you can push it to the limit in the amount of force when in use... this level of performace is very rarely attainable on a knife of this size !!! This Fieldcraft pattern was one that came to pass while Mike Stewart was heading Marble's knife division...The Marble's Corp. was at its creative best during Mike's tenure there, and this blade pattern is one of the very best hunting knife patterns to come out of this peroid !!! ... It has a powerfull short, thick (.220) thousands blade that is very condusive to guttin or skinning big game critters... Add 52/100 blade steel that took several top places in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships,, and you have one top shelf hunting knife !!! It is a scaled down version of the famous Marble's Woodcraft... Its high carbon blade is easy to sharpen and holds an edge very well !!!
This is the Marble's Centennial 100 Year Anniversary 24K Fieldcraft Hunter
Knife is 7 1/2" OAL
Blade is 3 1/2" of 52/100 B high carbon ball bearing steel, Presentation Grade High Polish
Blade has the 24 K gold etch on it, and it is really detailed & Intricate, check it out in the enlarged pics if for nothing else just to see great quality American workmanship, something we are slowly loosing in the U.S.A. due to all the import off shore stuff coming in
Handle is beautifull Geniune Buffalo Horn, it has the intricate "Impala Jigging" on the horn, really cool, topped off with an aircraft aluminum pommel
Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address
Knife comes in a relly nice quality hardwood display case that is pictured, great way to display, on a desk or the wall hanging feature
Knife was made in 1998, right when Marble's was starting back in business after the Lauermans purchase
Please supersize pics on next page for a close-up look at this very beautifull Marble's Special made 24K Gold Etch Commemorate 100 Year Anniversary Knife !!!
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Wow folk's, what a dandy of a Special order Marble's knife I have for ya here !!! This knife was intercepted by me as it was a Special order for AG Russell back in 2001 !!! Look on any internet site, ebay, etc. and the Only Marble's knives you will see with "Golden" color Stag were the ones made for AG Russell as special orders and a few that they made in 2001 with Stag left over....I personally have not seen more than a dozen knives with this color Stag for sale over the last 14 years !!! They just ain't out there !!! So, having a Marble's knife with this color stag I feel, puts you in an elite group !!!
This is just a Gorgeous Drop Point Hunter, and theonly other drop points that Marble's made during the 1998-2001 era when Mike Stewart was running the knife outfit for them was the Marble's Sport 99 with the RW Loveless approved etch, and the Moran approved knife and their regular Sport pattern that they continued to make till 2008,,,"No" other full size drop point knives were in their lineup that I am aware of,,,that makes this Special order pretty scarce and extremely collectible for the Marble collector !!! I myself,,would just have to make this Custom Rig my carry knife that would handle any big game field chores on the North American Continent !!!
This is the Marble's 4 Pin Stag Drop Point Hunter
Knife is 8 1/4" OAL
Blade is 3 7/8" in length
Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address
Blade is made of 52/100 High Carbon Ball Bearing steel,, 58-60 Rockwell C hardness
This 52/100 steel took several top places in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships
Handle is Gorgeous Genuine Stag, that great Golden color mixed in, and this knife has Extremely well matched Stag on the front & on the off side,,,look at the enlarged pics, deep grooves with great Stag Bark on both sides,,,Stag Slabs are put together with the age old 4 Pin contruction
Knife is new in box condition, never carried, never used, etc. but "please note" it does not show up in pics cause its very small, there is a tiny "nick" on the blade edge in the middle of the blade, figure it has to be disclosed no matter how tiny it is
It comes with a Custom deep Oil Tanned Leather sheath, Holster type, that holds the knife well & gives most of the knife protection from the elements
Whole package comes to ya in Original Bobcat box
Please enlarge pics on the next page for a cole-up look at this beauty of a Marble's knife !!!
I have a little pin for ya here folk's that was a Marble + knife club issue...I got 2 of these and figured I would share with ya all as this Safety Axe symbolizes what the M.S.A. / Marble's Corp. was all about and really what put Gladstone Michigan on the map and destined W.L. Marble and his company to world wide fame in 1898 & beyond !!
This is a Marble + knife club pin
Pin is a little bit bigger than a quarter
It has a Marble Safety Axe on it with Marble's stamped in the handle
It reads Marble Plus Knife Club
It has the locking back like a tie tack
Sorry for the bad pics as I ran out of batteries for the camera and wanted to get this listed
Pin is new, never worn
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Folk's, I have one here for ya that you just do not see very often, proably because its 1 of 100 that were made...this is the large size (2 sizes were made) Marble's Hunting Safety Folder knife...the smaller one is almost 1/2 this ones size
Webster Marble was very passionate about "Safety" concerning the user of several of his products he invented...the Safety Axe,,Safety Saw,,Safety Folder,,,with this thought in mind(very cool) the Marble's Corp. wanted to honor Mr Marble with a new Safety product, thus this knife was born !!!
They collaborated with one of the USA's top designers, Blackie Collins...Blackie's newest invention was patented "Exclusively" for Marble's, "Turn Bolt" locking blade technology...with this type of lock, the knife cannot be closed accidentally...*this Turn Bolt lock is consided by many to be the knife industry standard for safety & strength* Add in the "Safe Grip" handle, and you have one very unique and safe operating lockback !!!
You simply grasp the checked silver release disk on both sides with thumb and forefinger and she unlocks !!!
This is the Marble's Hunting Safety Folder
Knife is 4 7/8" in closed position,,,8 3/4" in open position
Blade is 4"
Blade is stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp
Blade is AUS-8 stainless steel with dual thumb studs for easy opening
Also has blade etch: Blackie Collins - 1 of 100
This knife comes with instruction guide on proper use, opening & closing
Comes with cordura Marble's marked Original sheath
Whole package comes to ya in the 1998-2001 used Bobcat Box with proper sticker on the end
Knife is Mint, new in box condition !!!
Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at a very unique Marble's Safety knife !!!
Folk's, this is indeed a scarce compass to run up on...and in its Original Package, Never Opened,,,Pre - Zip Code Era - 1950's to early 1960's,,, Its the Pocket Compass model,, No 186-L Luminous Dial
Marbles compasses have been carried to the far corners of the globe. To the 1st expeditions to the north and south pole by Peary & Byrd, Teddy Roosevelts expiditions deep in the Amazon & Africa...Charles Lindberg carried a Marble's Ideal, Compass, & Matchbox on the 1st trans-atlantic flight that is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institution!!! Marble's compasses were simply the prefered choice for several early explorers & adventurers mapping the planet and were world renowned !!!
For all of WL Marble's fame as a knife & axe maker, he thought his compasses & match box's were his greatest contributions to the sportsman. People around him often tired of him saying: No sportsman should go into the woods without a compass...No woodsman would think of it !!!
This is a Marble Arms Brass Pocket Compass No. 186-L - Luminous Dial
It is the "Revolving Face" model
You cannot tell if the stamp is on this piece enclosed in the package, I also know Marble did not stamp alot of the pocket compass models
It was made right in Gladstone Michigan
It has the handy dandy "Swivel Ring" that allows its owner to attach a lanyard for easy carry !!!
You can see all angles of the compass in the en-larged pics on 2nd page even tho its still in the packaging
This Compass comes to ya New,Mint, in Original packaging, Note: the top half of the package is tore off but the bottom as seen in pics is intact, as is the plastic dome that covers the compass,, and,, its "Never" been removed from packaging
Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at this Marble's institution !!!
Folk's, do I have a little gem for ya here in the shape of a Marble's knife !!! This is the Marble's Trailcraft, a New pattern that came out in 2000 under Mike Stewarts tenure at Marble's...This knife was carefully engineered to be a Brute of a knife in a compact package !!!The profile curve of the blade results in fast, efficient cutting power from the choil to the point, and with the choil area big enough to grip, you can maximize edge control for super fine cutting chores !!! The way the backspine sweeps up from the hilt, you can exert pressure on it for heavy cutting chores !!! The handle is very generously proportioned to give you great power in such a small package !!! It sure is to become one of your favorite knives for all your field chores !!! Check your knife shows you attend and Ebay folk's,, this 4 pin Buffalo Horn construction is seldom seen on a Marble's knife,,a good collectors bet, or a great little user !!!
This is the Marble's Custom 4 Pin Buffalo Horn Trailcraft
Knife is 8" OAL with a 3 1/2" blade
Blade is a whopping .217 thousands thick and is 52/100 high carbon steel which took several top prizes in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships
Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address
Handle is 4 Pin construction of beautifull Buffalo Horn, it has some really neat white swirls & white stripes mixed in the horn,,, gorgeous and exotic !!!
Pommel is aluminum with a brass hilt and the famous Marble's spacer system
Comes with Marble's Original stamped leather tube, pouch type sheath, oil tanned
Knife is new in the Bobcat box, never carried or used, as is the sheath,,,NOTE: the backside pic looks like a scratch on the blade, "It is Not", just the coating I have on the steel streaking !!!
Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the slickest little pattern knives that ever rolled out of the old Gladstone factory !!!
JOHN DEERE--ALWAYS COLLECTIBLE 15 MARBLES WITH DIFFERENT LOGOS & PICTURES OF THEIRS..
Well folk's,,, here it goes, Ahhhh !!! I have a knife for ya all here folk's that is like "no other" Marble's knife that was ever made in their history from 1898-2009,, 111 yrs !!! I have only seen 2 of these knives surface in the last 18 yrs since it was made !!! One on ebay, and one at the Dave Shirley estate auction...and believe me, I am constantly in touch with other Marble collectors in Michigan & thruout the country !!!
When Mike Stewart came to take over the knife operation at Marble's in 1997 from BlackJack knives, he brought a little something with him... Now this is the way I heard it and it would be great if Mike would chime in on this statement and correct me if there is anything amiss !!!
Mike had a project at BlackJack knives to make some Bowies for the American Historical Foundation...commemorating the cival war, 1 knife was to be made with the Union blade etch & have a Ornate Gold plated guard,,,another with the Confederate blade etch and plated with a Silver Ornate guard...Mike researched it and always had a fondness for the WW 2 V-44 Bowie blade pattern, believing that this pattern big blade knife was still a very, very, usable knife...
Once settled in as the bossman at Marble's, he told the Lauemans of the blades he had designed,,,Marble's then decided to use these blades and guards and finish them all up with Stag handles on them...129 were sold to Dave at Bowie Corp. and 1 was left at Marble's in the showcase...so,, this knife is 1 of 130 known to have been made, it is museum quality, high polished, fileworked, silver plated ornate hilt/guard, stag handle,,, yet,,, it has the full Marble's address used at time of manufactured !!!
This is the Marble's Bowie
Knife is 15 1/8" OAL
Blade is 9 1/8"
Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A.
It has a full/double ornate hilt that is heavily Silver plated
It has a 1 piece just gorgeous Stag handle...it has outstanding Stag bark with deep lines all the around the handle, it has mellowed into a very nice soft color over the last 18 yrs
Knife is "New" never carried or sharpened
Comes with a Bowie type period leather sheath that came with the knife when I purchased it, no box
This is a museum piece of cutlery thats very seldom seen folk's,,,so supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at a Marble's knife like no other in their 111 yr history !!!
Folk's, I have sold 100's of Marble's knives over the yrs. I have had several request's over the yrs about selling Marble's Compasses & Waterproof Match Box's. I have decided to start letting a few of these 2 items go to other Marbles collector's around the country... All my Match Box's & Compasses are Antique / Vintage
Marble's Waterproof Match Box History : Webster Marble found out about 1898 that a 12 gauge empty shot shell was a slip fit inside a 10 gauge. He then turned his discovery into his match box. He made supporting arms to the 10 gauge, and used the 12 gauge as the container. Collar was threaded to recieve the outside thread allowing the container to be screwed in to close, out to open. Add a rubber washer to inside cover, knurl the outside to strike a match on it, and it became a foolproof design. The Marble's Water Proof Match Box became World Famous !!!
Explorers & Aventurers from Teddy Roosevelt to Admiral Peary & Byrd who were on quests to the North & South pole carried Marble's, Gladstone, Mich. compasses & match boxes. Charles Lindbergh on his historical flight across the ocean, spent 1lb of his precious cargo limit to carry a Marbles Ideal knife, a Marbles compass, & Marbles Match Box. They are all on display in "The Smithsonian Institution"
Marble's made 6 model's in 5 body styles. 1st model was made & patented in 1900
ALL Marble's Match Box tool & dies were destroyed by Marble's Corp. in the turn of the last century, 2000
This is a Marble's Waterproof Match Box - 6th model, produced from 1933-1970
This particular box has the "Bail" for several carrying options
Box is 2 1/2" in height & about the size of a Quarter in diameter
Bottom is Stamped : Marble's, Gladstone, Mich. U.S.A. Pat'd 1900
This Match Box is in Excellent + condition, looks very lightly used, it has a few stick matches still in it,,, and this box was found in a fella's Grandpa's hunting cabin in Northern Wisconsin,,,I just love getting all the info I can out of folk's on these old Marble's Outing pieces, very interesting to me !!!
Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the Marble's Corp most important inventions in their history !!!
Here is a nice little Marble's folder for ya folk's.... it was made in the USA by I believe Camillus before they also went out of business... it dates back too app. 2004-07 or so....its a lockback knife with a nice blade etch that reads: An American Classic....they were at that for better than 100 yrs till management and global affairs soiled the Marble's name, what a shame !!!
This is the Marble's Classic Lockback
Knife is 3 1/2" in closed position
Blade is 2 3/4"
Knife is a Lockback design
Knife has the big Marble's Banner stamp shield on it
Blade is stamped Marble's with their Banner stamp
Blade has An American Classic etch on it
Scales are dark Walnut,,,Pinned
Knife was made in the USA
Comes in its Original Marble's box,,, to cool, a miniture of the fixed blade knife boxes !!!
Knife is New in Box condition, never sharpened or carried
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3 MATCHING COLORS MARBLES-I CALL POP, MOM & JR.=3 DIFFERENT SIZES ONE IS A WHOPPER-PICKED BECAUSE HAVE PRETTY MUCH THE SAME COLORS & DESIGN.. **NEAT**
Folk's, this is indeed a very scarce compass to run up on...and in its Original Package, Pre - Zip Code Era - 1950's to early 1960's stamped: Marble Arms, Seldom seen White Face, Its the Pocket Compass model,,this outfit has alot goin for it Marble's collectors !!! And to add a big touch of personal setiment to it, its from the late Dave Shirleys estate that was sold at auction a few yrs back,, RIP Dave !!!
This is a Marble Arms Brass Pocket Compass No. 184
It is the "Revolving Needle" model
Also has the very hard to find White Face on it
You cannot tell if the stamp is on this piece enclosed in the package
This Compass comes to ya New,Mint, in Original packaging, very, very scarce to find as there was not a large quantity of these produced...package has a few minor boogers but not many, (see pics) but all in all, wonderfull, excellent condition,, and,, its "Never" been removed from packaging
Folk's, this is indeed a very scarce compass to run up on...and in its Original Package, Pre - Zip Code Era - 1950's to early 1960's stamped: Marble Arms, Seldom seen White Face, this outfit has alot goin for it Marble's collectors !!! And to add a big touch of personal setiment to it, its from the late Dave Shirleys estate that was sold at auction a few yrs back,, RIP Dave !!!
This is a Marble Arms Brass Pin-On Short Tang Coat Compass
Compass is stamped on rim : Marble Arms
Folk's, this Ideal Hunting knife made back in early 2002 is really becoming harder & harder to find,, this particular knife had to be one of the 1st ones made in 2002 because Marble's was still using the big heavy flap over sheath with this knife that was used during the 1999-2001 era,,, this is a good heavy hunting knife & sheath combo folk's, a fact you will soon realize when you get this outfit in your hand !!!
This is Marble's 1st knife pattern. Prototyped in 1899 in the 1st versions, and by 1901, this Marble's Ideal pattern took America by storm !!! It was in the cockpit on the 1st trans-atlantic flight, carried by explorers worldwide on expeditions to every corner of the world !!! By the end of its 3rd decade of production, (1930) from Pole To Pole, around the globe, the Marble's Ideal was the hunting knife that by which all others were measured !!!
Folk's, look around the web and knife shows you attend, there is just not very many traditional Marble's Bone scaled Ideal's with aluminum pommels too be had out there, with all the huntin I do for Marble's knives, "sales pitch be darned", I consider this particular Ideal to be on the scarce side !!!
Knife was made in 2002 as shown in spacer pattern in Gladstone, Michigan, U.S.A. at the old Marble's factory
Knife is 8 3/4" OAL
Blade is 4 1/4"
This is a half Guard / Hilt Ideal
Blade is Stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp...this knife was made in 2002
Blade is brushed finish high carbon. Ideals are 1st recognized by the Huge Fuller on each side. Heavy brass guard and the famous Marble's spacers.
It is handled in Genuine Jigged Amber Bone, nice lines on both sides, good character, very nice "heft" to this knife and its extremely comfy in the hand,,,.... it is built to use a life time, then will it to your grandkids !!!
Also has the Original Marble's deep oil tanned "Flap Over" thick leather sheath with internal cut guard, nice feature so you do not slice your sheath taking it in and out,,, this sheath is a hunk folk's, in my opinion, 1 of the very best Marble's made with its design to protect the whole knife without ever slipping out
Whole package comes to you in Original Marble's box with proper markings on end of box
It is New in box condition
Please supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the most famous pattern fixed blade hunters ever made in American Cut. History !!!
Folk's, I got a oldie but a goodie for ya here in the shape of a Post WW2 Marble's compass,,, it has its Original box which is pretty boogered up, but its there...its the white agate bearing, revolving dial model, looks un-used, only discolored, and was found in a old hunting cabin in Northern Wisconsion...
This is a Marble's Brass Pin-On Short Tang Coat Compass
Compass is stamped on back : Marble's Gladstone, Mich. U.S.A.
This Compass comes to ya in wonderfull condition, works flawlessly, seeking north properly, discoloered on the brass a bit, but does not look like it was used very often, also has the post WW2 box, flaps missing, boogered up, but enough there to display well
Last One !!! I was lucky enough to get my hands on 10 of these knives folk's,, this is the last of the 1 0f 300 Outers pattern that I have for sale !!!
Folks, I have a really special Marbles knife for ya here. It is reproduction taken to new heights. This is the Marbles Outers knife. This was produced at the Marbles Custom Shoppe in Gladstone Mich. USA back in 2003. This is the first time this knife has been produced since the start of World War 2 and with Marbles going out of busniess, likely the last !!! This Outers knife because of its size and blade shape would make a great affordable hunting knife with the 1095 carbon steel blade !!!
This is such a special knife for the Marbles Corp. because from 1932 to the start of the 2nd world war, this knife virtually was made and sold for $1.00, and staved of the demise of the Marbles Corp. all during the Great Depression !!! Some historians confer Marble's would have went bankrupt if not for the sales of the Outers knives !!!
This is the Marbles Outers pattern knife
Blade is 4" in length
Blade has etch on it: 1 of 300 - Off side is etched: Custom 2003
Blade is 1095 Carbon Steel, which is very easy to hold a great edge
Knife has a "double" integral hilt
Blade is stamped with the rare turn of the century stamp: M.S.A. Co. Gladstone Mich. USA
Knife is full tang construction
Scales are really pretty Jig Red Bone, a classic choice for scales on pocket & fixed blade knives back in the 1930's era
Also comes with a deep oil tanned "Double Stamped" leather sheath. Stamped: Marble Trade Mark on the front and Marbles on the back, also a unique feature
The whole package comes to ya New in Original Marbles Box, and the box has some oil stains on the bottom from when these knives were oiled and packed at the Marbles Custom Shoppe
Please supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up at this very Rare Marbles knife
JABO (SOME AGE)--6 PRETTY COLLECTIBLE MARBLES-MINT=====PLUS A LARGE SHOOTER & A MATCHER.
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Folk's, this knife was designed to deliver more work load per ounce of weight than any other knife on the market today !!! Its made of the same blade thickness of the Woody, and it with its extra stout backspine, you can push it to the limit in the amount of force when in use... this level of performace is very rarely attainable on a knife of this size !!! If its a great quality hunting knife that your looking for...look no farther cause this Marble's knife fits the bill. This Fieldcraft pattern was one that came to pass while Mike Stewart was heading Marble's knife division...The Marble's Corp. was at its creative best during Mike's tenure there, and this blade pattern is one of the very best hunting knife patterns to come out of this peroid !!! ... It has a powerfull short, thick (.220) thousands blade that is very condusive to guttin or skinning big game critters... Add 52/100 blade steel that took several top places in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships,, and you have one top shelf hunting knife !!! It is a scaled down version of the famous Marble's Woodcraft... Its high carbon blade is easy to sharpen and holds an edge very well !!!
This is the Marble's Fieldcraft Hunter
This is a Stacked Leather / Stag pommel Fieldcraft
Blade is 3 1/2" of 52/100 B high carbon ball bearing steel
Handle is beautifull Stacked Leather , with a Genuine Stag pommel, ***Marble's was the very 1st knife company in America to bring the Stacked Leather handle into widespread use***
Comes with original Marble's stamped leather sheath of nice quality...and, the sheath holds the whole knife for extra protection, kinda like the old tube / pouch type sheaths
Whole package comes to ya New, never used, carried, or displayed in original Marble's old Bobcat box
Please supersize pics on next page for a close-up look at this very innovative hunting knife pattern !!!
Collector's *** This box I am guessing is from the early 1930's,,, Marble's knurled the supporting arms with a match striker on them, they did not do that on the 1st couple ribbed 2 piece Outing sets gift boxes made in 1928,,,***You would not believe how much smoother these boxes like the 4th & early 5th screw open and closed compared to the later ones,,,their threads being die cut, instead of pressed collar threads ***
Marble's Waterproof Match Box History : Webster Marble found out about 1898 that a12 gauge empty shot shell was a slip fit inside a 10 gauge. He then turned his discovery into his match box. He made supporting arms to the 10 gauge, and used the 12 gauge as the container. Collar was threaded to recieve the outside thread allowing the container to be screwed in to close, out to open. Add a rubber washer to inside cover, knurl the outside to strike a match on it, and it became a foolproof design. The Marble's Water Proof Match Box became World Famous !!!
This is a Marble's Waterproof Match Box - 5th model, produced from 1928-1940
This is the "Ribbed" model made only for their Outing Gift sets,,,this is the "Only" product specifically designed for the gift sets, All other products were regular production !!! And, **this box has the Match-Striker knurl on the supporting arms**
This Match Box is in Very Good Plus condition, see pics, a few very small boogers***Patina on this box is exceptional, the way the Brass shows thru on bottom and other key spots on the box***
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