Cue me getting home and stalking eBay. (My name is Nuala and I am addicted to eBay...) Anyhoo, in the heel of the reel I found one, just what I wanted: mother-of-pearl and abalone, working clasp, no damage. A beauty. I put in my max bid and was gobsmacked when I won. Total price, inluding delivery: €35. Score!
|A cigarette card of Belle Bilton (also an eBay find)|
and the mother-of-pearl and abalone Victorian card case
|Front view - unengraved cartouche|