SOLID SILVER CIGARETTE BOX PRESENTED BY REICHSFUHRER SS
HIMMLER TO GOVERNOR GENERAL HANS FRANK IN 1942
Solid silver, heavy rectangular box seven and one quarter inches (7 1/4") long, by three and three quarter inches (3 3/4") wind by one and ine half inches (1 1/2") tall. The box has two horizontal scroll pattern lines running parallel to each other on top and bottom.
Centered between these lines on the front of the box is the inscription "HANS FRANK - JAHRESWECHEL - REICHSFUHRER SS" (Hans Frank - Change of the Year - Reichsfuhrer SS) on a first line, with the year "1942" underneath on a second line. The script signature of Heinrich Himmler appears to the right of the inscription.
The box is well maked on the bottom with three separate marks, uncluding the script letter "A" for Argent (Silver in Latin). The silver has taken on a heavy patina over the years consistent with its age. The crossed set of keys is the registered trademark of F. HERDER UND SOHNS - Soligen, who is also known to be a maker of high quality daggers and dress bayonets. The cat face trademark has not been identified as of this date, but is undoubtedly either the firm who did the engraving, and/or produced a probable lid for this item which was separated at one point from the bottom.
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