Halcyon Days College Enamel Boxes

Halcyon Days is a British retailer that makes enamel trinket boxes, among other products, including watches and jewelry. We are interested in them because they are made selectively for select universities and colleges, although they are difficult to find since they are offered in limited quantities.

A Princeton University Halcyon Days Box

Halcyon Days boxes  have enjoyed Royal patronage, having been commissioned to produce designs for The Queen Mother, The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales. They were granted royal warrants as the first “Suppliers of Objets d’Art” between 1972 and 1987. Distribution of Halcyon Days Enamels is highly selective and is restricted to stores such as Tiffany’s and Neiman-Marcus.

Harvard University Halcyon Days Box

The box commissioned for Harvard is especially striking, designed by Tiffany & Co. The inside of the box has the Harvard logo and a “350” mark. The box was made in 1986 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Harvard’s founding. The front of the box shows a “View of Harvard” by Burgis-Price.

Yale celebrated its 300 year anniversary in 2001 with a Halcyon Days box. The front of the box shows a picture of Yale in 1807 with a football scrimmage near the Yale fence. The inside of the box has the Yale logo.

We have a nice selection of Halcyon Days boxes and other collegiate collectibles on our website:


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