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1864 American Gorham Silver Card Case with Provenance, A Birthday Gift,Civil War

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1864 American Gorham Silver Card Case with Provenance, A Birthday Gift,Civil War We are offering... A very rare Civil War area calling card case that was a birthday gift to a little girl. This American Gorham sterling silver card case with chain is very rare, having provenance The case is marked "Sterling" and has the 1852-1865 Gorham silver mark on the rim. The silver case is engraved "Cinnie" on the front side of the piece. This was the child's tenth birthday present. Calling card cases were important. It was fashionable to present your calling card when you called on someone. This silver card case is large enough to hold modern standard business cards, and will still close. The case comes with original provenance and family members calling cards. one, is the original calling card of the gift giver, her grandmother The hand written provenance paper reads and was written in Gwen's hand: Gwen A. Cinnie on 10th birthday 1864 by her grandmother. Mrs. Herbert Bennett A. Cinnie was grandma Caldwell's sister in law A. Cinnie was 76 in 1929. Approx. Dimensions: Height: 3 1/2" Width: 2 1/2" Chain length: 6 1/2" Condition: In great age related condition. Has some scuffs. Please see all photos for complete description. All CA Residents must pay CA Sales Tax Shipping charges include professional packaging, handling, and shipping costs. LOC. F