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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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Price
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Pattern or Item
Salt Glaze
Category
Description
Matches, 3 Blue Bands, Stoneware, 4 3/4 In.
Year Priced
2006

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