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'Semaphore' cigar box and flasks, c. 1930

(Top left) An unusual Sterling silver table cigar lighter in the form of a lighthouse, realistically modelled with block work detailing, glass ‘light’ etc, hallmarked London 1911.

Height 10 inches (25 cms).

Price Code: £££

(Top right) An unusual silver-plated and enamel cigar box, the lid enamelled with the alphabet spelled out using the International Code of Signals, with a cedar lined interior. American circa 1930s.

Length: 6.5 inches (16 cms).

Price Code: £££

(Bottom left) Tiffany & Co. – a good Sterling silver and enamel hipflask, the convex curved face with greeting message spelt in semaphore flags, signed Tiffany, American c. 1925.

Height: 6.5 inches (16 cms).

Price Code: SOLD

(Bottom centre) Cartier: a superb bespoke Art Deco Sterling silver and enamel one-pint hipflask, the front of the flask profusely enamelled with 13 semaphore flag symbols, spelling a message presumably to the recipient of the gift, to the bottom right an engraved facsimile signature, beneath the lift arm of the bayonet cap, the marks CARTIER, STERLING 7592 1 PT.

Length overall: 23 cms (9 inches).

Price Code: SOLD

(Bottom right) A superb bespoke Art Deco Sterling silver and enamel cigarette case, the top-hinged lid profusely enamelled with the 40 semafore flag symbols denoting the International code of signals and the ten numeral pennants, the interior engraved ‘To you, with all my love for today, for tomorrow and all eternity, Neil, March 17th 1955’. The rear featuring similar flag symbols denoting storm warnings and weather forecasts. Marked STERLING to the arm on the interior.

Length overall: 11 cm (4.5 inches).

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 4332, 4377, 4373, 3384, 3235

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