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Silver and wood snuff/tobacco box dated 1805 (Battle of Trafalgar).

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
Silver and wood snuff/tobacco box dated 1805 (Battle of Trafalgar).
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Silver and wood snuff/tobacco box dated 1805 (Battle of Trafalgar). 99 grams, 4" x 2-1/2" x 1". The silver plaque on top of this box says it all: "The Oak of this Box is part of a plank which was severed from the Starboard Gunnel of the VICTORY by a 36th shot, in the Glorious Battle off TRAFALGAR Octr 21st, 1805." Somewhat rectangular, with wood on top and bottom (mostly dark but one part very light) framed in silver, velvet lining inside, excellent condition and of fabulous historical importance to Britons. Recovered from: HMS Victory, retired in 1812 and now a museum in Portsmouth, England

Note: The light-colored wood is a modern repair, deliberately unmatched so as not to deceive.