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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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ImageCategoryPattern or ItemDescriptionYear PricedPrice
 Match SafesSatyr & Bacchanal 14K Gold, Repousse, Scroll Border, Kerr, c.1880, 2 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesSilver Art Nouveau, 2 3/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesSilver Gold Wash, Enamel Leaves, Multicolor, Peter Milyukov, c.1916, 2 x 1 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesStandard Oil Cylinder Oil, Barrels, Celluloid, Pocket, 3 x 1 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesStatue Of Liberty Engraved, Diamond Torch, Quartz Paneled Base2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesViolin Figural, 18K Gold, Engine Turned, Bail Loop Side, c.1900, 2 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesWoman At Seaside, Seminude, Lyre, Seagulls, Silver, Hinged Lid, c.1900, 2 1/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesWoman Profile, Bonnet, Repousse, Silver, Monogram, Hinged Lid, c.1890, 2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesWoman Smoking, Art Nouveau, Silver, Embossed, 2 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesWreath Shield, Spear, 14K Rose Gold, Repousse, Monogram, Carter, c.1893, 2 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesApples Cherries, Tin, Drawer At Bottom, 1940s,2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesBallerina Painted, Enameled, Silver, Silver Gilt, Gorham, c.1892, 2 3/8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesBear Hugging Tree, F.S. Gilbert, c.1905, 2 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesCleopatra Hammered Silver, Cigar Cutter,2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesCowboy Horseback, Pine Trees, Sky, Sterling Silver,2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesElk Head Silver & Silver Gilt, Battin & Co., 2 3/8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesFireman’s Pants Wrinkles, Suspenders, Lead, 2 3/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesFootball Players Enamel, Silver, Reed & Barton, c.1900, 2 5/8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesGold Incised, Scroll, Leaves, Rectangle, Horace Woodward, 1 x 1 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesGolfer Swinging Club, Sterling Silver, Watrous Mfg. Co., c.1900, 2 3/8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesHunters Game, Deer Head, Hunt Horn, Cast Iron, 10 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesIndian Profile Chased Repousse, Silver, Unger Bros., c.1901, 2 3/8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesLobster Form Lying On Seaweed Base, Yellowware, 19th Century, 6 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesMask Silver & Bone, Gorham, c.1887, 2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Match SafesMetal Cream, Green Fruit, Leaves, Shelf At Bottom,2016Login / Create Account for Price


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