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Antique Silver Postal Scale - Levi & Salaman     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1607
Period: Victorian
Year: 1898
Silversmith: Levi and Salaman
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 500.00
Weight: 161 grams
Dimensions: 8.0 cm height
Condition: Very good, in full working order. Dent to corner of base, which does not detract. Stands firmly.

Description: A rare Victorian silver postal scale, in full working order. The scale is intended for measuring postal items, so that the correct postage could be applied. This scale would have been used in a wealthy household, not a Post Office. The front is engraved "Postal Scale" on top, on the side "Postal Union Rates 2 1/2 d for each 1/2 ounce." To the left is engraved "English Rates" above measuring scale from 1d - 4d in 1/2 increments. To the right are 2 measures, 1 marked "LB" for pounds (scale 0 to 1 LB), to the right "OZ" for ounces measuring from 1-16. The engraving is exquisite, this is a lovely item. The base is rectangular with a Chippendale rim. The scale also has a knob (for adjusting scale) behind the pan, and a silver screw for opening the scale. The side of the scale is fully hallmarked, a registration number RD 308820, is also present. The top pan is also hallmarked, these are worn from polishing. Levi & Salaman were established in 1870, they were known for their high quality silver novelties.
Antique Silver Postal Scale - Levi & Salaman
Antique silver postal scale

Antique Silver Postal Scale - Levi & Salaman
postal scale, union rates, English rates

Antique Silver Postal Scale - Levi & Salaman
close up of silver antique postal scale

Antique Silver Postal Scale - Levi & Salaman
base with dent

Antique Silver Postal Scale - Levi & Salaman
Levi & Salaman hallmarks

Antique Silver Postal Scale - Levi & Salaman
scale

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