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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whatzit
This is about 2 inches square.
Do you know what it is?

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I know what this is, but I will keep my answer to myself for now.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul,
A smart guy like you is very hard to stump - so I am sure you know. wink
I appreciate you giving everyone else a chance.
I like to hear the suspicions and guesses – - for me it is those answers that are the most fun.

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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott,

You have not shown a side view that might give us a clue to it's use. My first guess is a coin holder or stamp holder.

Fred

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry Fred.
It is no longer in our possession so I can’t provide the image you have requested.

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adelapt

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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adelapt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suspect that it's a magnifying glass, with the lens swivelled inside the casing.

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My guess is a cuff link, part of Shieblers medallion series.
Jersey

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wev
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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a big cuff. . .

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salmoned

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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for salmoned     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cloak, tie, or scarf pin?

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swarter
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iconnumber posted 07-18-2005 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The four pins look to be expanded like rivets. It might help to know if the back plate is removable.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-19-2005 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The back is not removable and is without an medallion.

So far, some great and reasonable answers but no one has identified it.

Shall we let it continue? Paul are you ready to suggest your answer?

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swarter
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iconnumber posted 07-19-2005 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the rear plate is nonremovable, something must have been clamped between that could have come out without damaging the silver -- probably fabric or leather. Perhaps a decorative medallion on a ladies purse?

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Richard Kurtzman
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iconnumber posted 07-19-2005 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks to me like it's a sewing item, such as a pin disk.

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 07-19-2005 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps a tape measure?

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 07-19-2005 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first guess was that it is a cigar cutting implement that has (or had) blades that swing out from the sides.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-20-2005 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to all for the great guesses. cool

Congratulations to Richard Kurtzman for the knowing the answer.

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