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Please note: this item is .800 silver and is worth $950 in silver weight (the box weighs 30 ounces). Because I don't wish to see this piece of history melted down, I'm selling it for $5 less than the value of the silver! So buy this, and the historical value is FREE.
In both world wars, the Skagerrak was strategically very important for Germany. One of the biggest sea battles of World War I, the Battle of Jutland, also known as the Battle of the Skagerrak, took place there May 31 to June 1, 1916. The importance of controlling this waterway, the only natural access to the Baltic, provided the motivation for the German invasion of Denmark and Norway during World War II. The lid of the solid silver box reads "Skagerrak Berlin Gesellschaft, and features a battleship in teh center of an oakleaf and laurel leaf, topped by a crown. I am not sure what this organization was, but the box is dated 1922-1932, so it likely commemorates either a period of service in this organization, or perhaps an anniversary. Ideal for a Naval collector looking for a neat research project. The box measures approximately 8 by 6 inches, 2.5 inches in height. Interior dimensions: about 7.5 by 5.25 inches, about 2 inches, counting the lid.