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    Posted 11 years ago

    baaabsstuff
    (16 items)

    I think these were my grandfather's. They look like silver plate although the one is pretty shiney and they have been packed away for years. The shiney one has my grandfathers initials engraved on it, but no other markings that I can find. The other one is stamped C A.R.T. MFG CO PATENT JAN 12 04 (not 2004) I haven't cleaned either one of them.

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    19C GORHAM JAPANESQUE FIGURAL STERLING SILVER MIXED METAL MATCH SAFE VESTA CASE
    19C GORHAM JAPANESQUE FIGURAL STERL...
    $204
    Antique 19thC Victorian Gold Dore Bronze Gothic Gargoyle Devil Head Match Safe
    Antique 19thC Victorian Gold Dore B...
    $179
    RUSSIAN - SOLID SILVER & NIELLO - COMBI CIGARETTE/ VESTA CASE/BOX - 181.2 grams
    RUSSIAN - SOLID SILVER & NIELLO - C...
    $326
    NICE UNCOMMON CIRCULAR ENGLISH ANTIQUE 1908 STERLING SILVER VESTA MATCH CASE
    NICE UNCOMMON CIRCULAR ENGLISH ANTI...
    $36
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    19C GORHAM JAPANESQUE FIGURAL STERLING SILVER MIXED METAL MATCH SAFE VESTA CASE
    19C GORHAM JAPANESQUE FIGURAL STERL...
    $204
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    1. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      the shiney one looks like a vesta but the old one looks like a cigarette case or card case ;-]
    2. matchbookholder, 4 years ago
      The A.R.T. Mfg Co. item is a matchbook holder for a paper matchbook, whereas the shiny match safe (vesta) is for loose stick matches. The metal strip inside held the matchbook in place while leaving access to the striker on the matchbook. Also, your item is tapered to accommodate the thick cluster of matchheads at the top and the striker at the bottom. I think if you look closely at "C A.R.T." you may be able to see that it is actually "LIC A.R.T." Several companies produced matchbook holders and would cite the A.R.T. patent.

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