can cost you a lot of wasted cash because for every genuine antique or used snuff box for sale on line there is a pill box, soap dish, pocket-ashtray or cosmetics case, sold as a snuff box. The question of what makes a good snuff box is maybe more complicated than it seems to someone new to this hobby. A few brief points, of many; beware the pill box; they are often posted as pill/snuff boxes, that's because the vendor doesn't know or isn't being honest. A pill box is rarely up to snuff - although there are exceptions, making it even more difficult to spot. Watch out for the dimensions; easy to miss but very important; sometimes a seemingly great snuff is an old tobacco box - too big and leaky for our purposes. Looks can decieve, and often do so don't be dazzled by an artfully taken snapshot that shows just the lid, you must see the hinge and inside. The list goes on...
There are some real experts on this site (not me, I just know enough to not go wrong too often) I am sure they would all be happy to have a look at any link.
There have been a few people saying they are on the look out for a first snuff box, so I'll keep this as sticky for a few days and if it's used maybe it can stay. (my personal view is, if it's a first snuffbox you are looking for, that you can't go far wrong with one of the new ones from our supporter sites)
Serious collector's out there are very welcome to post away with general tips.