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Match Safes
Match Safes

Match safes were designed to be carried in the pocket. Early matches were made with phosphorus and could ignite unexpectedly. The matches were safely stored in the tightly closed container. Match safes were made in sterling silver, plated silver, or other metals. The English call these "vesta boxes." Match safes were often given by stores as advertising premiums.

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 Match SafesHarvard FlagEnameled Sterling Silver Marked 9252011Login / Create Account for Price
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 Match SafesJack & Ace Of HeartsEnamel Sterling Silver c.1890 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesKing & Ace Of DiamondsEnamel Sterling Silver c.1890 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesManSeated Dog Silver Stamped Marks Pairpoint Mfg. Co.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesMander BrothersFounded By Charles Mander Composition Varnish 1803 1 1/2 x 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
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 Match SafesMonte-CarloNice France Enamel Silver c.1890 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesNielloEnameled Picture Pont A Mousson 1 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesOni ShapeBrass Copper Japan 19th Century 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesOwlBrass Glass Eyes Gilt c.1890 2 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesOwlFigural Brass 2 1/3 x 1 1/8 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesOwlFlowers Sterling Silver Stamped Hallmarks Simons Bro. & Co. Philadelphia2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesPigFigural Copper 2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesPlaying CardsScorekeepers Embossed Silver No. 075 R. Wallace & Sons 1920s 3 x 2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesQueen Of HeartsEnamel Brass c.1890 1 5/8 x 1 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesQueen Of SpadesEnamel Brass 1920s 1 3/4 x 1 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesSailorsBrass Engraved Ships Silver & Copper Inlay F.W. Ward 1862 3 x 2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesScroll & FlowersSterling Silver Stamped Hallmarks Webster Company2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesScroll DesignGold2011Login / Create Account for Price


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