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Match Holders55 of 157Swan Vestas The Smokers match copper  coloured metal cover for Swan vesta Matches, boot sale find today.Hanging oil lamp match holder
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I inherited this from my mother 18 years ago. She loved to collect antique jewellery and other items .
    This is a beautiful silver piece approx 6 cms x 4cm
    It has a a small loop for a chain and flip lid.

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    1. Moz, 6 years ago
      I would love to know more about this beautiful piece if anyone could help with its history and origin.
      Thank you :-)
    2. IVAN49 IVAN49, 6 years ago
      It is a vesta case, a box made to contain vestas (short matches) and keep them dry.
      If there are no marks (search for them) then it`s silver plated, but could be silver.
      Extensively made in late 19th century until 1920s.
    3. Moz, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much Ivan, very much appreciated and very interesting information. :-)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 6 years ago
      Is there a striker on the bottom, or side? A nice look for a watch fob.
    5. Moz, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much fto everyone for their wonderful information :-) very much appreciated!! it is fascinating to learn the history of some of these items that i inherited. There does not appear to be any marking on the base as far as i could see.
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      bill means is it ribbed on the bottom.

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