Very good to excellent for a case of its type and age. We'd date this one late 1800s to perhaps as late as 1910, no later. The cover panels are pristine, no warping. The interior leather is supple, undamaged and without stains or really much evidence of use at all. The original pencil remains, as well, but you can change it out with one of our opulent silver or gold & jeweled retracting & thin pencils for a more dramatic effect - just ask what we have in stock.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.