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Discussion in 'Silver' started by Robin Kephart, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Robin Kephart

    Robin Kephart New Member

    I was given an antique Tiffany and Co box. It needs cleaned up a bit, but after a little polish, it’ll be beautiful. I was wondering if someone else has come across a box like this one. It’s close to 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 and 1 1/2 deep. My research has led me to possibly a cigarette box. Wood lines the inside. The numbers 23325 are printed on the bottom with an M.

    Special thanks to anyone who can give me more information!

    Robin




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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Does indeed look like a cigarette box. Looks like someone wiped it with something wet and left it. Should clean up a delight.

    Debora
     
  3. Robin Kephart

    Robin Kephart New Member

    Debora - Do you think it’ll look ok after I clean it?
     
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  5. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    It's sterling so it will look fab!
     
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I write this a lot on the forum. IMO, it's always best to go to the source when "renewing" an item such as yours. If it were mine, I'd take it/send it to TIFFANY's and have them do. That's a service they provide.

    https://www.tiffany.com/care-and-repair/

    Debora
     
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Oh, and I don't think it's antique. Vintage more likely. Someone will be able to date by the numbers.

    Debora
     
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  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    It was made in 1950 according the number.
     
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That makes sense. Smoking's heyday. A real classic design.

    Debora
     
  10. Robin Kephart

    Robin Kephart New Member

    True! What will I put in the box without a box of cigarettes?! ;)
     
  11. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Just a small clarification - the pattern number tells you when it was first produced, that 'M' director's mark indicates possible production for this particular piece until 1956 when the director's mark changed to an 'L' (and the same design could have been produced later as well)...

    https://www.925-1000.com/Tiffany_Date_Code.html

    ~Cheryl
     
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  12. Robin Kephart

    Robin Kephart New Member

    Thanks for your help! That makes perfect sense!
     
  13. Robin Kephart

    Robin Kephart New Member

    I was told I could get about $100 for it. But I think it would be worth more than $100 once cleaned up a bit.
     
  14. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Two have sold on eBay recently. One for $266 plus shipping and the other was listed at $299 and the seller accepted an offer. I just sold a similar sized box for $200 that wasn’t Tiffany but hand some things going for it.
    Your box weighs 370g or so, or at least another with same model number did. You have to factor in the wood but the wood in these is often lightweight. The silver alone is probably worth at least $200 right now without the Tiffany name.
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    whom ever told you that..........................do not trust them.........ever !
     
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  16. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    100% right, this is worth A LOT more than that— whoever told you is trying to cheat you!
     
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