Judd #5263 Plated Cast Iron Egyptian Revival Rare Antique Shriners Paper Holder, Bill Holder, or Paper Clip Tutankhamen Mask, Star, Sword and Horns
Description: A beautiful and very rare Egyptian Revival Shriners plated cast iron clip used to hold mail or paper. This antique paper holder or clip has a resistance spring that allows it to hold papers very tight. The entire piece is made of cast iron and the front is in the shape of the Shriners logo showing the mask of king Tutankhamen with two horns under it with a star between the horns having a crescent above it and a sword below it all. The Shriners logo is plated with various colors such as gold, copper, and gray for the horns. The back is plain and has a Judd number 5263 in raised numbers. The back is plated in a brass color. The spring is strong and closes tightly. Just a great looking piece which very seldom comes by. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size: The piece measures ~4" long, 2 3/4" at its widest. and is about 1 1/2" high at the end where you would push down. The piece weighs a bit almost 5 ounces.
Maker: Judd Manufacturing Company.
Marks: Raised number 5268 on the back.
Condition: The holder is in excellent condition with no breaks, or repairs. It is a bit soiled and has some minor losses to the plating especially on the nose, lips, and chin which can be seen in the photos. It works well and all the details are well preserved. The piece has a few scratches all over and as mentioned some loss of plating (estimated at less that 5%25). This is a beautiful piece, which would display very well in your collection of paper clips, Shiners related items or your desktop item collection. Please view photos carefully for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this great piece.