It's an antique silver stamp holder, hallmarked Birmingham 1906. What with postage being sky-high these days, even a second-class stamp deserves better than being jammed into your purse next to some old receipts and train tickets, don't you think?
I think we'd been discussing my auntie's silver wine labels collection, and that led me to mention an article I'd seen earlier in the year in Homes & Antiques, where they had stamp holders as 'antique of the month'. I said how pretty I thought they were. Obviously she remembered.
Look - there's mine!
[BBC Homes & Antiques - February 2012]
I've put a chain on mine and have been wearing it as a necklace. Spoilt aren't I?
My only achievement this week has been getting the Christmas swap partners sorted, so if you're playing, please do take a look and see who you're with.
Also linking up late with Magpie Monday, as it's so pretty