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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 SafesCast IronWood, Dayton Match Safe, Rectangular, 1890s2014Login / Create Account for Price
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 Match SafesSauer’s ExtractsCelluloid, 2 7/8 x 1 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesTurnerCrosby & Co.Shoe, Cream, 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesYellow KidRanney Refrigerator Co.c.1905, 6 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesAdvertising Club House5 Cent Cigar, Wichita, Kan., Celluloid, 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesAllyn & BlanchardCoffees & Spices, Shaped Top, Tin, Black & Yellow, c.1885, 7 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesBayardoHorse & Jockey, 2 1/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesBoots Cash ChemistsAt Your Service, Horse, Celluloid, 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesBrassStag Head, Hanging Game, In Hunting Bag, Initials, c.1890, 11 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesBuffalo Pitts Steam RollersStanding Buffalo, 2 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
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