Posted 5 years ago
Here's another beautiful item I couldn't resist, this week. It's a Vesta, or match safe-- or I think it is, but it has no striker strip. It is also supposed to be sterling, but there are no identifying marks on it at all. It's in great condition, and very clean. The same design is on front and back. The lady is smoking a cigarette (scandalous!), and is surrounded by poppies (what IS in her cigarette?). She has the kind of hairdo that always reminds me of Princess Leia or Princess Ozma! It measures 2" x 1.25", without the hinge and bail. I would appreciate any info about its age, type of metal, or maker. And is it even a Vesta, without a striker strip?? Thank you.