French Early 1900s Military Postal Tin Dispatch Box

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With Leather Strap and Numbered "16" to the side

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W-38 D-23 H-29 (cm)

Item Reference:

56998-948-1Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 56998-948-1
Item No. 56998 - Dealer No. 948 - Building No. 1


Wonderful Original Early 1900s French Tin Dispatch Box with Leather Strap and Numbering to side – possibly from WW1. Rectangular in shape, heavy and solid with folded seams to corners and vertically down each side. Hinged lid secured with a thick leather strap and buckle both of which are secured to the box with a copper washer and rivet. The lid has folded edges and is on 2 hinges. The left-hand side panel of the box features original white stenciled numbering “16”. This is a highly decorative item with fabulous age and patination to the metal.


Item Reference
Height: 29 cm
Width: 38 cm
Depth: 23 cm
Vintage & Industrial
1900 - 1930, C20th (Early)
Country of Origin
Fabulously aged and patinated with old rusting and scuffs throughout. No Dents to main body – a small old dent to front fold of lid. Clean both inside and out. Cracks to thick leather strap, commensurate with age.


  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
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