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I have an ashtray with the inscription on the inside which…

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I have an ashtray with the inscription on the inside which says "This stone came from the Houses of Parliament. I can send you a photo if that helps.

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I received it from a late aunt. I do not know where she got it. It looks like it was never used as an ashtray. It is a light brownish colour. The inscription is in the mispddle of the stone on what looks like a heavy metal with a picture of a crown and a metal gate.

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 1 year ago
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Please send images at your convenience.

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 1 year ago

Hello,

Thank you for your patience.

Your stone ashtray made from the rubble of Houses of Parliament were salvaged from the Blitz Bombings in London around 1945. Yours could sell for $50 - $85USD or 63CAD - 107CAD.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

~Nora

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 1 year ago

Hello,

Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance?

Please let me know.

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Nora

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