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Paul Storr Chamberstick


#1

Paul Storr Chamberstick photos.
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#2

Hi would you be so kind as to gie an idea of the value of a Paul Storr Chamberstick.

It belonged to a great uncle and is thought to be fairly rare. I did some research round a year ago and found another example of one which sold at Bonhams if I remember right for around £3,200.

I am now looking to sell preferably to a collector but not through auction due to the exorbitant seller fees. Would the value still be around £3,200?

Many thanks in anticipation of your reply.


#3

The hallmarks are very clear on the base and candle holder but rubbed on the snuffer. All three parts have the beehive mark which I understand to be have Masonic origins. The inscription on the base which I shall rephotograph gives related provenence to a fairly famous / infamous person at that time.

The hallmarks are for Paul Storr and the chmberstick itself is absolutely identical to the one sold at Bonhams.


#4

As this is very much a specialist item I don’t feel that I can suggest my usual valuation method of checking completed auction prices on the well-known online auction site. Georgian chambersticks are selling there for around £300 - £500 but the Storr connection will push the price up considerably. I suggest that you should contact a major auction house and at least get their estimate. My personal feeling is that £3200 would be at the very top end of the range and is certainly more than I would want to pay myself.

The beehive is a family armorial


#5

Additional pictures
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