The Case of the Curious Case

30 Aug

Dear Authors & Readers:

Any information or ideas about the history and symbology of this, Errol’s cigarette case?


— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    August 30, 2015 at 5:52 am

    Here are three apparently rare, turn of the century, Romanov Era, Faberge cigarrette cases that exhibit symbolic similarities to Errol’s case, but not with all the mystery. I’ve found, too, cases, with nearly identical crowns as Errol’s, but not the other type of symbols. What does it all mean???




    • Tina

      September 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Tim. they are Russian Crowns at lest they look like it, so cigarette cases of Russian Royalty. The middle one is hard to tell as one can’t see the symbol very well.

  2. Gentleman Tim

    August 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    So (in addition to the EF for Errol, of course);

    WN for Wood Nymph. Lower right.

    SC for Small Companion “on the reverse”. (On the other side of the case?)

    Any idea on the (KK?) image in the center? The images on the upper right and lower leftl?

    Anything about where this work was done? Jamaica, perhaps?

    It got to Kevin Kline during filming.

  3. twinarchers

    August 30, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    great stuff, I love mysteries

  4. David DeWitt

    August 30, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Here is a pc of the case, the ashtray and small gold popup travel clock Beverly send to the party gor us to enjoy, along ewith one of Errol’s raincoats. I wish I had called to thank her for sending them.


    • Gentleman Tim

      August 31, 2015 at 2:15 am

      That was really wonderful of Beverly, David. Do you know if the ashtray also belonged to Errol?

      • David DeWitt

        August 31, 2015 at 3:03 am

        Yes, all the items I mentioned were his, and she sent along a framed photo of herself, too. Her daughter was delightful, and Ron was a great guy. I sent a sympathy card, later on, and he tracked down my phone number via a pal of mine and we talked for an hour and a half. He was, and is, a very fine gentleman.

  5. Tina

    September 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Tim, on Errol’s case, the crown above his initials is the standard crown of a Baron having 7 points on top of the crown. Crowns with points looking like the one over Errol’s initials represent 5 nobility crowns. With 3 points Freiherr, 5 points a Knight’s, with 7 points a Baron, with 9 points a Count and with 11 points a higher standing than a Count, that is a generality as it differs from country to country in Europe.
    The other 4 crowns on Errol’s case are Royal Crowns, which could be from a high ranked Duke to a lord, a prince etc.
    Question here is who did Errol know of royalty that he would put on his cigarette case? Or are they of people he knew well and they appointed them-self’s with a title as Jack Warner did to name him a Baron?
    What lettering are these initials on the case?
    I can make out bottom right, a WN so this is Beverly!
    But who are the others?
    One is maybe a GG or a GC bottom left?
    The top one – right – could be a PG?
    The middle one is very tricky, could be 2 K with one reversed or CH, or GH, or GKK, or GXK.
    To guess these 4 initials is a feat for which we have to contact Errol. Let’s get a Medium who could do that!
    What initials can our authors decipher?

    • Gentleman Tim

      September 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      GREAT information, Tina!!! I didn’t know any of that regarding the crowns. … I missed the points altogether!

      The KK must have been placed there in anticipation of Kevin Kline.

      • Tina

        September 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        Tim, that is funny and I am sure Kevin Klein would love it!
        But what code is broken as you say in your post?