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Silver HMV Nipper award 1935

An HMV Nipper dog and gramophone in Sterling silver, hallmarked Birmingham 1935 with the jubilee mark, stamped "His Masters Voice" mounted on an ebonised wood base with the name Arthur Hindsley engraved on a silver plate fixed to the front. Complete with its fitted presentation case made in deep blue leather with gold tooling and lined with satin with the name of the maker and supplier Mapplin & Webb Ltd., Oxford Street, London. By Appointment (to King George V) and a crown. These silver "Nipper" models were apparently made for presentation to HMV gramophone retailers who had sold some enormous quantity of HMV gramophones to celebrate the King's silver jubilee in 1935. If that was indeed the case the level of sales must have been set extremely high because this is just about the rarest 'Nipper souvenir' in existence. It is so rare that the definitive book "The Collector's Guide To 'His Master's Voice' Nipper Souvenirs" by Ruth Edge & Leonard Petts (published in 1997) doesn't even mention it let alone supply an illustration! The only other example known as far as I am aware was sold at Christie's Auctions South Kensington several years ago with the silver plaque inscribed Sidney Grey. In that example the winding handle was badly bent out of shape and it lacked its leather fitted presentation case. This example is to all intents and purposes in mint condition. Length of case 4.25" (10.5 cm) Delivery free

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