Interesting 19th Century Columbian Wooden Box with Vintage Pocket Watch
From the Kennel Collection, the box is very solid with wooden angled pieces forming a little tent to protect the watch. The Ansonia Watch Company, NY, label on the box notes that the product won a "highest" award for excellence at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. But the enclosed pocket watch has a Seth Thomas brand on the face. I believe they both date to the late 19th century but it appears that the watch is not original to the box. We had one collector tell us that even the wrong watch WITH the box (which might be worth as much as the watch) could sell in the $300-$400 range. We have sold a grand total of two vintage, collectible pocket watches in our nearly 42 years of selling Americana--an Ingersoll World's Columbian timepiece with a lavishly decorated case and a 1962 Seattle Watch that was not manufactured specifically for the fair but was adapted with a Century 21 logo face. We're offering the watch and box at what could be a real steal, or at least a bargain. Included is a total of $11 for shipping in a properly padded box and insured for the selling price.