Cigarette?? Box for identification please????
Hi All, I aquired this little wooden box a few years ago and I have no idea of its age or use. It came with a few TR badges so it could possibly by a vet bring back? It is well made with a nice brass depiction of the Plon badge on the lid. The badge has a tiny stamping which appears to read as "Handarbell" and a logo which looks like an "S" superempossed over a "M". The Plon castle badge is flanked by the date? 1236 possibly the foundation date so I am speculating that the box could perhaps be a souvenier of 700th birthday of Plon ergo 1936????????????????????
Your opinions or comments would be greatly appreciated
Cheers and thank you Michael R
02-26-2015 02:03 PM
Plön is a town in Schleswig-Holstein. The badge incorparetes the symbols from its coat-of-arms with decorative elements, the town's name and the year when Plön was granted town rights.
See here for the official coat-of-arms...: Schleswig-Holstein
...and here for another example with the added year: Datei:Pl
There is nothing to indicate or contradict a connection to some specific anniversary, really...
The stamped term is "HANDARBEIT" = "HAND MADE". No idea about the maker's mark, sorry.
Hi, Once again you bring a perspective and grounded response to one of my requests for information and I am most appreciative of your imput. Thank you very much and best wishes Michael Ryan
The construction of the box does not look old . Most likely a tourist piece I feel.
Yes, could well be!!
Thank you MR