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    MALCOLM S. FORBES COLLECTION: GEORGE V SILVER CIGAR BOX, PRESENTED BY 'THE ANCIENT ORDER OF FROTH BLOWERS', 1927
    Turner & Simpson, Birmingham, England
    9 inches long (22.9 cm) (box); 1-3/4 inches high (4.4 cm) (napkin ring)

    The cover engraved with a presentation to one Fred Pocock, The Overseas Scrounger, For His Splendid Services to the 'AOFB' 1927, applied with five enamel badges of AOFB interests, together with a similar commemorative napkin ring presented to Fred Pocock, patterned with Royal Ensign in enamel and engraved with the names of ships he had served on. The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers was active from 1924-1931, composed largely of retired British servicemen and dedicated to raising money for charitable causes under the motto "Lubrication in Moderation."


    Condition Report*:

    Box generally very fine with minor dent to front of lid, minor losses to sandlewood dividers, napkin ring fine, both pieces clearly hallmarked

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    1st Wednesday
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