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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 SafesOpen Cigar BoxPorcelain, Silver Scrolls, 2 3/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesPlaid14K Gold, Sliding Lid, Engraved, c.1920 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesQuilted YellowWhite, Engraved Name On Lid, 18K Gold, c.1900, 2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesScottish AgatesRose Tone Metal Mount, Scored Granite Base, 2 x 1 x 5/8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesSilverEnamel, Cigar Box, Havana Scenes, Sun, Flowers, Kuppenheim, Germany, c.1910, 2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesSterling Silver2 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesSterling SilverAgate Shield, Shaped Agate & Jasper Tablets, Ball Feet, 2 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesYe Olde Black Bottle BourbonWoman, Flowing Hair, Celluloid, 2 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match Safes3 Dice In WindowNickel Plated Brass c.1920 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match Safes3-Leaf Clover InlaySilver Jade 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesAnchorSterling Silver Stamped F Fairchild & Co. New York,2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesAnheuser-BuschBrass Engraved Logo Pullman Palace Car 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesBeetleTextured Surface Sterling Silver Gorham2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesCat Holding RatJapan2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesCherubSterling Silver Stamped Hallmarks Gorham 1891,2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesCherubsWith Wishbone Sterling Silver Wm. B. Kerr & Co.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesColumbus & 3 ShipsSterling Silver Stamped Hallmarks R. Wallace & Sons2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesCupid & WomanSterling Silver Stamped Hallmarks Gorham2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesDancing Female NudesScroll Border Silver c.1900 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesDevil’s FaceFrame Of Crossed Branches Cast Iron 5 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesDomino Form5 & 3 Mother-Of-Pearl Inscribed Eugene c.1890 1 x 1 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesDomino Form5 & 5 Celluloid Inscribed c.1930s 1 1/8 x 2 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesDr. Shoop’s Lax-EtsOnly 3 Cents Per Box Tin Lithograph 3 x 5 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesDragonJapan2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesElephantLying Down Figural Brass 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price


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