Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Postal Scale, Levi & Salaman (L & S), Birmingham (anchor), 1898 (letter y). Stamped Rd 308820 (registered design). The base measures 50mm x 80mm and the scale stands approx 80mm high. The scale to the front is ivorine, synthesised material developed in Victorian times.The photos will do much of the explanation here as I have covered most angles. I have not played with the adjusting screw for fear of causing damage. The weight arrow indicator is slightly depressed below the 0 mark but it does respond to weight on the tray above and is still connected to the spring/plunger. The weighing tray has become slightly depressed over the underlying pillar support and this shows faintly (not on the photo). The felt on the underside looks like it has been re-glued to the base so I cannot be certain that it is the original.
The top RHS of the ivorine scale is slightly lifted above the retaining lip of silver. The ivorine scale has (possibly) been glued to or has naturally stuck to the silver as it is not loose/mobile which it should be.Again, I would rather not interfere with this piece. All said, the scale is in quite good condition though it's a shame the ivorine scale is somewhat worn. Items are sent insured, tracked and signed for. We are unable to set or manage the postal charges outside of the UK. The GSP alone sets these charges. We have no way of calculating or influencing these costs up front. It is done and billed by the shippers direct to the buyers. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "zeety" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Vietnam.