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MrCyNic
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On a recent visit to my family, I had the opportunity to check out a local Boot Fair. I've found that it's often worth keeping an eye out for items with magic potential in these places.

On this particular visit, a small brass box caught my eye. It looked about the right size for coin work, so I bought it for £1. On closer examination it turned out to be a Boston Box, albeit of a style I'd never seen before.

It's about an inch tall excluding the lid (quite a lot taller than my other boxes) and obviously pretty old. It holds a maximum of five old-style UK 10p pieces, and the base is heavily weighted (so much so that the box can be righted with only a tiny inclination of the hand). The lid has a circular, textured plate (silver-coloured) embedded in it for decoration.

Does this (admittedly rather poor) description sound familiar to anyone? If I can figure out how to post a picture of it here, I'll do so.

Cheers,

Cy.
Rob Johnston
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Good find....you can't go wrong for 1 buck.

You may want to post a picture if you can figure it out.
"Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable." - Margot Fonteyn
MrCyNic
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My camera is broken, but once it's fixed I'll have a go at putting a picture up.

Cheers,

Cy.
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