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1910-1920 wood trick/puzzle match vesta case

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Match Holders65 of 70WWII Japanese CigarettesOld metal match holder and ashtray
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Posted 3 years ago

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imander
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another fun find, this is a vesta for matches, i would like to know the correct name for this particular one and i was given an approx age by the seller of 1918 but i am really not sure.

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  1. imander imander, 3 years ago
    hi
    many thanks for the information, can i ask what makes you think that its 1900 or before....
    ian
  2. imander imander, 3 years ago
    ahhh makes sense, thankyou very much
    ian
  3. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 3 years ago
    I love the Multifunctional Lid, that’s an Ingenious design!
  4. imander imander, 3 years ago
    ty shawnl86
    its a really interesting piece.....
  5. matchsaferunner matchsaferunner, 2 years ago
    Hi, This is a trick opening vesta match safe, generally made approx. 1890, these particular ones are interesting as they were passed around a gentlemans club and you would have to work out how to open. So, they lock, and sometimes if you shake them you can hear a small ball bearing inside that has to slot in the right hole so the top can be slid back. I hope this helps. Please join my facebook page - matchsaferunner if you would like to know more about matchsafes, thanks.

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