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Match Holders
Match Holders

Match holders were made to hold the large wooden matches that were used in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries for a variety of purposes. The matches were dipped in sulphuric acid and wrapped in sandpaper, before being pulled out of the paper and igniting. The kitchen stove and the fireplace or furnace had to be lit regularly. One type of match holder was made to hang on the wall, another was designed to be kept on a tabletop. Of special interest today are match holders that have advertisements as part of the design.


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 Match HoldersStrikerOlney & Payne Bros.Brick, Lime, Cement, Coal, Wood, Nickel Plate, 4 x 5 1/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersTurtleTailors Trimmings Chicago, Cast Iron, J.H. Lesher, 5 1/2 x 3 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersBronzeBarrel Shape, Cat Hanging On Rim, Austria, 3 1/8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersCigar HolderBear, Red Jeweled Eyes, Metal, 10 x 6 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersCigar HolderChampagne Bottle, Pairpoint Mfg., c.1921, 10 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersClimax Horse CollarsTin, H.H. Bunker Agent, Miranda, S.D., Multicolor, 3 1/2 x 5 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersDiamond MatchesToilet, Wood Tank, Lid, Base, 3 3/4 x 5 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersDr. PepperTin, 3 x 5 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersElkBronze, 9 x 10 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersFlyCast Iron, Hinged, Painted, Embossed, Simpson Iron Co., 4 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersFlyGold Mine Flours, Brass, Sheffield Milling Co., 3 x 4 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersFlySheffield Milling Co., Gold Mine Flour, Figural, Cast Iron, 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersHat & GlovesBlack & Tan, Bisque, Mark Gardner, Russia, c.1890, 5 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersHogWhite Metal, Patina, 4 x 7 x 3 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersManLarge Head, Seated, Metal, 4 x 2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersManSmoking Pipe, Striker On Both Sides, Cast Iron, Wall, 9 1/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersMoxieLearn To Drink, Very Healthful, Bottle Shape, Tin, c.1910, 7 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersOld JudsonGirl Giving Bottle To Dad, Tin Litho, Early 1900s, 5 x 3 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersPuss-In-Boots7 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersTurtleGrand Rapids Brass Co., Hinged, Brass, 5 x 2 x 1 1/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersWomanHolding Candle, Metal, Hinged Hat, Zimmerman, 4 x 2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersAlligator Nickel Plated, G & C Company, Florida, 7 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersBear Walking, Cigar Holder, Bronze, Closed Mouth, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersBottle Shape Cigar Cutter, Metal, Gold Finish, Mark, Veuve Chyuot, 2 x 7 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Match HoldersBox La Jurassienne, Mahogany, Flowers, German Silver Trim2012Login / Create Account for Price


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