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EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER SALESMAN SAMPLE CARTRIDGE BOARD IN VERY RARE CARDBOARD DISPLAY. Wonderful 1910-1920 era salesman sample cartridge board that measures about 16-1/4″ x 9-1/4″ x about 1″ with hinged top. Top and body of display is in wood grain paper stenciled “WINCHESTER CARTRIDGES” with the red “W” trademark on the lid. Inside the lid is a print of the Winchester factory in New Haven. Inside bottom of the display has a white quarter round wood border which retains the green background board. The display contains 52 dummy ctgs ranging from the 22 BB cap through the 405 Winchester, including a lineup of handgun cartridges. Each cartridge is labeled. Top center of the background board states “SAMPLES OF /WINCHESTER METALLIC CARTRIDGES / MADE FOR ALL KINDS OF FIREARMS”, surrounding the red “W” logo. Front of the case has sheet brass latches, one of which is missing its arm. According to consignor there are perhaps less than 10 examples in existence. This exact salesman’s kit is pictured in color on p. 200 of Winchester Rarities, Webster, with credit to The Tim Melcher Collection. PROVENANCE: Tim Melcher Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Exterior shows heavy edge wear with some losses of the wood grain paper and a couple of splatters of white paint; the entire stenciled legend on the top is strong & legible; print inside lid is yellowed with some light foxing and one small splatter of what is probably coffee; bottom backing board is lightly to moderately faded and lightly to moderately soiled with a few splatters of coffee. 4-46820 JR368 (5,500-7,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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