Featured A Curious Leather Wallet

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Dan R, May 4, 2021 at 3:05 PM.

  1. Dan R

    Dan R Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I have here a very curious leather wallet...I will continue to share anything unusual I come across.

    Is anyone familiar with the style, type of leather and or era?

    Could it be German with the reference to Wilhelm?

    It is the scenery that is intriguing and work that has gone into producing it that is interesting.

    D

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  3. Dan R

    Dan R Member

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  4. Pattywithay

    Pattywithay Well-Known Member

    It looks like a book cover. How big is it?
     
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  5. Dan R

    Dan R Member

    :pompous:hmm it could be, I didn't think of that option - it's 5 inches high, by 3.5 wide.
     
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  6. Pattywithay

    Pattywithay Well-Known Member

    I have a few of these but they are 9x7 and the interior flap is smaller so maybe not.
     

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  7. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    What a great patina and wonderful survivor - anticipating the mobile phone case 100 years early!
     
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  8. Dan R

    Dan R Member

    I can see the style of the imprint there, but yeah I agree maybe not a book cover.
     
  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    That's a pocket notebook cover.
     
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    You can do some internet research to see if Germany had paper marks directly after unification and, if so, the bill size.

    Debora
     
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  11. Dan R

    Dan R Member

    Great detective thinking! So it took me a little while, but I found this site which provides dimensions of the notes:

    http://www.wegewitz-web.de/shop/rch12-1871.htm

    The 5 denominations would fit well, at 125mm x 80mm - sticking out slightly in the middle. Then again, the notes could have been folded.
     
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