Antique Alfred Schickerling Sterling Silver BPOE Card Holder Pat. 1913

Salt River Collectibles

SKU: 1674

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  • This Sterling Silver Elks Club Membership Card Holder was designed by Alfred Schickerling Jewel Co. of New York who specialized in manufacturing accessories and jewelry for the organization.
  • The front panel has a raised impression of an Elk along with an enamel clock signifying the "11 O'clock toast" which is situated right below the organizations initials BPOE (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks).
  • Has a Champagne Script Monogram on the back panel.
  • The case has a "watch style" push button release and features sterling cutouts with the initials BPOE on the interior of the case along with the Alfred Schickerling Jewel Company hallmarks and patent and sterling markings. 
  • Condition:  Good -the initial B interior cutout has a slight bend at the top edge but all the other lettering inside the case is in good condition. The case opens and closes flush and the push button release is in perfect working condition. The front of the case is in very good condition with minimal scratches but the back of the case has some dings and a fair amount of scratches (see photo) 
  • Size:  approx  2 x 1/1/2" 
  • Weight: 1.1 oz


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