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    Posted 3 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello everyone!!!
    Here is, what I believe to be a Christopher Columbus match safe. I bought this about a year ago in a antique shop. It's not in my realm of collecting, but it caught my eye and I bought it. I've seen many of these unpainted, but I hadn't seen one that was painted, like this one is. It's cast iron, of course, and measures about 4 1/4" long and 2 5/8" wide. This would normally mount on the kitchen wall, typically close to the wood fired cook stove.

    Though, I do not believe this to be an original, as there are no markings on the back, like the original would have. However, I could be wrong about that and it could possibly be an original, but I doubt it. As far as reproductions go, this one is a very well cast and painted reproduction.

    Thanks for stopping by for a look!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Unique here!!
      T.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Nice painted image of Columbus here - I'm venturing a guess you store matches in the space atop his head, behind the feather, or maybe in the back somewhere - either way as Thomas said, quite unique & cool too
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks T.!!!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jenni!!
      Yes, you'd store stick matches into the pouch shown in pic #2.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves, comments and for stopping by!!
      T.
      Jenni
      EZa
      Ken
      Roy
      artfoot
      and
      Fran
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for stopping by!!!
      Mani
      and
      Anna
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      I would like to have this item
    8. rockbat, 3 years ago
      Very nice. A lot of times on match holders there would be a rough spot to strike your matches, but i do not see one on this, guess you use the wall, or your shoe.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Hi rockbat!!
      Thanks very much! You're right about the striker. But, I have one other match holder from the late 1800's that also has no striker. As you said, perhaps they used their shoe or the wall.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks kivatinitz!!! So glad you like it.
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves, comments and for stopping by!!!
      BB2
      Kevin
      fortapache
      kivatinitz
      rockbat
      and
      Mike
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
      aura
      and
      Kyra
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thank you SEAN for the love and for dropping by!!

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