Share your favorites on Show & Tell

1910-1920 wood trick/puzzle match vesta case

In Tobacciana > Match Holders > Show & Tell.
Tobacciana2974 of 3176OLD CIGARETTE AD PINSWrought Iron Ashtray Stand
Love it
Like it

bentonhavinbentonhavin loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
trunkmantrunkman loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
lundylundy likes this.
Dr_RambowDr_Rambow likes this.
packrat-placepackrat-place loves this.
blairblair loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
BeauxPurdyBeauxPurdy loves this.
toolate2toolate2 loves this.
AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
stepback_antiquesstepback_antiques loves this.
VintageArgentinaVintageArgentina likes this.
jamiedptjamiedpt loves this.
Shawnl86Shawnl86 loves this.
havenrainhavenrain loves this.
markmark loves this.
VikingFan82VikingFan82 likes this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
tikiraytikiray loves this.
See 19 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 7 years ago


(42 items)

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.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. imander imander, 7 years ago
    many thanks for the information, can i ask what makes you think that its 1900 or before....
  2. imander imander, 7 years ago
    ahhh makes sense, thankyou very much
  3. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 6 years ago
    I love the Multifunctional Lid, that’s an Ingenious design!
  4. imander imander, 6 years ago
    ty shawnl86
    its a really interesting piece.....
  5. matchsaferunner matchsaferunner, 5 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.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.