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1881 Hull & Barnsley Railway & Dock Co opening Important presentation Silver Box

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Important Historical Railway / Railroad Award

Exceptional sterling .925 silver Presentation box, in near mint and near flawless condition, housed in a choice fitted box with gold inscriptions & logos

(dimensions of fitted box: 4 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches)
Commemorating the Incorporation of Hull & Barnsley and West Riding Junction Railway & Dock Company

Engraved on top of silver box lid:
- IMAGE ENGRAVED: a winged Griffin and a Banner
- Banner engraved in Latin: SPERO MELIORA, (I aspire for better things).

Engraved inside top lid of silver box:
Presented To
FRANCIS LOWE of THE FIRM OF LOWE, MOSS & MOSS SOLICITORS
of KINGSTON-upon-HULL
to whose energy and ability the
HULL, BARNSLEY and WEST RIDING
JUNCTION RAILWAY and DOCK COMPANY
are largely indebted for their successful Incorporation
This Box containing a portion of the
First Sod
of the undertaking turned on 15th Jan 1881
IS PRESENTED BY
Lieut Col GERARD SMITH J.P.
CHAIRMAN OF THE COMPANY

Hallmarks on left lid flange:
1. young head Queen Victoria profile
2. Lion Passant (for sterling silver)
3. B.B. over the word HULL (for B.BARNETT GOLDSMITH, HULL)
4. ANCHOR symbol for Birmingham
5. stylized date letter small g for the year 1881

Engraved on right lid flange:
MANF by B.BARNETT WHITEFRIAR GATE HULL
Small hallmarks on center of inside box base:
a. young head Queen Victoria and g date mark for 1881

Silver box dimensions:
Length: 3.06 inches
Width: 2.506 inches
Depth: 1.06 inches
Silver box weight: 190.6 grams

Silversmith work at its finest.
Any collector of small and excellent silver items will be overwhelmed by the captivating beauty of this sterling silver presentation box, as well as the Important moment in Railway history that it represents.

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