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antiques: what's it worth?

Byline: Mike Litherland

Q. I HAVE a half hunter pocket stopwatch, hallmarked silver with silver markings - three wheat sheaves, a lion, the letter B, TRA - stamped on the inner case covers. The watch is in perfect working order. It also has the regimental badge engraved on the back outer case cover, with an inscription on the inside which reads "Presented to Jas Witter by Lt Col Formby & members of D Coy 3rd VB The Kings Liverpool Regiment & some residents of Formby Lancashire. For gallant service during the Boer War in South Africa 1899-1902." The watch maker is Campbell & Lumby, Liverpool.

Mike Down, Hoylake

A. IT IS a Chester hallmarked Silver half hunter pocket watch, which means it has a cover over the dial with small hole in it for telling the time at a quick glance.

The Kings Liverpool Regiment connection will give it enhanced value, and it would probably bring pounds 60-pounds 80 at auction.

SEND your questions (ideally with pictures which cannot be returned) to Mike Litherland, What's It Worth? c/o Daily Post Features, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L69 3EB
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 6, 2008
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