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Going To Philatelia A Go-Go - Vintage Hinge Boxes And Stamp Boxes

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Posted 10/19/2021   07:16 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add GeoffHa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
One of my odder auction acquisitions -







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Posted 10/19/2021   07:20 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool, I am jealous!
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Posted 10/19/2021   07:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool indeed. How old would the hinge tins be approximately?
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Posted 10/19/2021   07:46 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They're fun, aren't they? I may have to try to construct something to display them on. Actually a fair number of usable vintage hinges, which are rarely obtainable here, in the tins.
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Posted 10/19/2021   08:00 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rodg - I'd guess that the bulk of them are 1920s-1960s. I'll need to have a go at researching some of the companies.
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Posted 10/19/2021   08:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love those old hinge tins especially - would look great in a stamp curio display cabinet
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Posted 10/19/2021   09:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RXC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool find. How did you get this?
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Posted 10/19/2021   09:30 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got them via a recent antiques and collectables auction. I was way off on the tobacco tins that I also bid on.
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Posted 10/19/2021   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cool!
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Posted 10/19/2021   3:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found this for the Lincoln Hinges tin:

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Posted 10/19/2021   3:55 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. Old Lincoln albums are very attractive, and the more luxurious versions usually included a full catalogue at the back.
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Posted 10/19/2021   4:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triangle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great find!
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Posted 10/19/2021   5:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Somewhere I have a Stanley Gibbons green tin, found in an auction lot, but I used up all hinges within. They were unfolded hinges neatly stacked side-by-side with each bundle wrapped with a paper band.
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Posted 10/19/2021   7:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love the old style, particularly un-folded, hinges and how the were packaged! As a few others, I have seen a few old boxes (unfortunately empty of hinges, but currently holding stamps) in large lots. I would give my eye teeth to find any as fancy as the ones in your photo! And then find original hinges in them???? I'd be in heaven!

I have a search on eBay for "Unfolded hinges" and the search usually brings up nothing (well, nothing that is actually unfolded hinges - the failed search results in all kinds of hinges, just not what I was really asking for) or maybe a single lot. I have been using this search for about 2 years now and am yet to buy a lot that appeals to me. The search goes on...
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Posted 10/19/2021   7:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tsmatx to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool! I noted a few of them say "Stamp Mounts" are they actually mounts or hinges? Did hinges used to be called mounts? Also wondering if these tins are empty or still have the product. It's always been remarkable to me how many stamp hinge manufacturers there used to be compared to how many there are now (just one I think), I've always been curious about how they are manufactured--can't be too complicated if so many people were making them.
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Posted 10/21/2021   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the era of these boxes, the only real form of mounting stamps in albums was the hinge. One would 'mount' one's stamps into an album with a 'hinge'. One word focuses on the action, while the other word focuses on the item. Since there really was nothing else, I suspect the terms were interchangeable.
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