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Blog entry by stefang posted 249 days ago 1018 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought this was an interesting link for all LJ box lovers and box makers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507670/Antique-tea-caddy-carved-Shakespeares-mulberry-tree-goes-hammer-13-000.html

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 249 days ago

Wow, that is a beautiful piece. you would have thought it would bring much more being what it is. ‘57 bring $100,000 and up around here.

Thanks for sharing ,Mike. That is a gorgeous box and prize for the successful bidder….......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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stefang

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#2 posted 249 days ago

I visited Shakespeare’s house in the 90’s. The decor on the front of the box somewhat mimics the the outside wall style. Not sure if that was intended or not. The town of Stratford-upon-Avon is a wonderful place to visit, complete with a Shakespearean theater next to one of Englands famous and much loved canals with surrounding lawns and trees in a very nice park like setting. A fond memory.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 248 days ago

It is a very nice piece.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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hunter71

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#4 posted 248 days ago

Cool deal…...................

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Roger

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#5 posted 248 days ago

That is one beeee-u-tea-—-ful box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 248 days ago

Thanks Mike, interesting story and box.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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FaTToaD

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#7 posted 248 days ago

Wow, that’s amazing.

-- David

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 248 days ago

It’s beautiful and looks to be in great shape.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dave

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#9 posted 246 days ago

Can you imagine the time that went into that.
thanks for the share Mike.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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