This rare solid silver antique snuffbox sheds more light on the late 19th century history of Chester Golf Club, which previously dated to 1901. However, the box, made by the Birmingham silversmiths George Unite & Sons, is hallmarked Birmingham 1878 and engraved ‘Chester Golf Club May 21st 1896’, apparently confirming the origins of the club, now thought to date back to 1891 when it was located at Sealand. It was also referred to as the ‘Connah’s Quay Golf Club’ or, according to the 1905 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook, the ‘Cheshire Golf Club’. The snuffbox, thought to have been a gift to a club member, is priced at £565 and will be on sale with dealer Clive Phillips of Acorn Antiques at the Chester Antiques Fair. It runs at Chester Racecourse from October 11-14. Admission is £5 but organisers Penman Fairs offer readers two tickets for the price of one on production of a copy of this magazine.