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I have a small cigarette case with H H In A shield

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I have a small cigarette case with H H In A shield
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Sally,

My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your cigarette case.

Could you attach a photo of the maker's mark. You should see it if you open it up and look closely along the rim.

Many thanks,
Robert

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please see the photos
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Thanks so much for the extra photos.

Could you very kindly read me what that text says on the cigarette clip?

Does it say Brun-Hill Co., Made in USA ?

Also, does it say "STERLING" elsewhere on the clip or on the case?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

No to both questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no to sterling
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** does say 'Brun-Hill Co etc?'

Have you had it tested for sterling at the jewelers?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no sir but I can do this tomorrow
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

That would be a really helpful thing to do as it will mean a great difference in value if it is indeed sterling.

A good jeweler will be able to test it and tell you in about two minutes whether it's sterling or not.

When I hear back I'll give you a full answer and a value.

Meanwhile, your question stays open for as long as you wish, so there's no rush, and I'll be here whenever you are ready.

Many thanks,
Robert