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    Posted 11 years ago

    matchsafer…
    (5 items)

    Hi, I have just joined this great page by Collectors Weekly, this is a rare owls face novelty vesta matchsafe, made from brass and silver plated, c. 1890, good snap shut with a striker on the base and very detailed feathering. These were popular in the 1890's. A great conversation piece, just imagine taking this from your pocket to strike your match to light your cigar?? They were often attached to an albert chain, this is a lovely original item, there were several novelty owls that I have seen. They are becoming extremely popular but be aware there are lots of chinese fakes about, and if you go to my facebook page, there is a large album of some of the fakes out there, I hope this helps collectors throughout the world. Look out for matchsaferunner as I will be doing regular posts.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 11 years ago
      Very nice !matchsafe Welcome to a great site and will be anxious to see more of your collecting .
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 11 years ago
      Welcome! Looking forward to your posts.
    3. matchsaferunner matchsaferunner, 11 years ago
      Thank you for your kind comments. Would be great if you could join my facebook page.

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