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Byron carves out card case role

23 December 2019

This Victorian mother-of-pearl and abalone shell card case is carved with a portrait of George Lord Byron, the most flamboyant and notorious of the major English Romantic poets.

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Niche collection makes a case for silver

27 March 2013

Silver smallwork is a designated area of the silver market in its own right but even this particular sector has its own sub-divisions.

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Rarity sets £8000 Mills record

27 July 2005

To collectors of the so-called castle-top card cases, subject matter is everything. Pictured here is a great rarity.

A winning hand…

17 April 2003

Among the miniatures and novelties at Dreweatt Neate’s 2 April sale, there was especial interest in a 37-lot private collection of card-cases amassed over 50 years by an Oxfordshire vendor.