Stationery box; The Golden Serifs; 1910-1916; MT2012.33.9


Stationery box

About this object

Stationery box; dating from 1910-1916. We think it belonged to Mrs Alice Clearwater who used it to store items sent by her son Rifleman Tom Clearwater from France while he served in the New Zealand Army during World War One. It was given to us with a postcard from Tom to his mother, six silk handkerchiefs also gifts sent from France by Tom to his mother and a 1913-1914 Singer Sewing Machine calendar: MT2012.33.1 to MT2012.33.8 (inclusive).


The Golden Serifs

Maker Role

Box maker

Date Made


Place Made

United Kingdom/Great Britain

Medium and Materials

organic wood,card board

Inscription and Marks

On box front 'Autograph / CHRISTMAS / Stationery'; on end of box, '6 Spinining 1/-' ; on base of box, ' O/I / 1/- / 6 in a circle / circular brand on the edge THE GOLDEN SERIFS MADE IN BRITAIN, Image of Boadicea in centre / B'


l 160mm x w 95mm x d 25mm

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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