Lord Nelson Snuff Box for Auction at Bonhams

. December 25, 2011

Lord Nelson’s snuff box which he gave to his Secretary, George Unwin, is for sale at Bonhams Gentleman’s Library Sale in London on 18 January. It is estimated at £4,000-5,000.

According to Unwin’s son, the gift was made in strange circumstances. In a note, which used to be folded in the box and is now framed separately, he wrote, “My Father had either lost his own snuff box on going ashore or in some shop in … Read More

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