Match Safes

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15776.jpgTWO SIDED 1900'S HUNTING SCENES MATCHSAFE NOB!
C.1900's two sided match safe with nickle over brass finish. Each side has a different scene. One side shows a Moose in the woods and the other side shows a Hunter and his dog with a fox trapped up in a tree. These antique matchsafe's were generally carried in ones vest or coat with wooden matches. They preceded the invention of the match book. The bottom of the matchsafe has a ridged striker surface. The top has a hinged spring loaded top which fits perfectly. Only needs a polishing if buyer wants too. It measures approximately 1 1/2" by 3 1/2". Matchsafes with Hunting and Fishing scenes are quite scarce. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 15776Price $139.00
16778.jpgRARE HUNTING SCENE SILVER POCKET MATCHSAFE C.1890
Beautiful and scarce is this 1890's Hunting Scene silver Matchsafe. It is marked Silver. The scene depicts a detailed wooden barrel with a cut out scene of a Hunter holding his kill and his Dog and hunting rifle. These antique matchsafe's were generally carried in ones vest or coat with wooden matches. They preceded the invention of the match book. The bottom of the matchsafe has a ridged striker surface. The back has the same scene as the front (twice the work). The top has a hinged spring loaded top which fits perfectly. Only needs a polishing if buyer wants too. It measures approximately 1 1/2" by 3 1/2". Matchsafes with Hunting and Fishing scenes are quite scarce. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 16778Price $179.00
16283.jpgHUNTING SCENE MATCH SAFE W/HORSE & HOUNDS SILVER
This is a 1890's Silveroin (alloy not sterling) Match Safe depicting the Fox & Hounds Hunt on Horseback. It is in excellent condition and the scene is on both sides. It has a striker grid on the bottom. The top is hinged, working great and tension loaded. Hunting and Fishing scenes in vintage match safes are scarce and thus hard to come by. These early match safes were used to carry wooden matches in the vest or jacket before 1910 when the matchbook was invented and patented. Please click on it's image to see additional closeups!
SKU 16283Price $225.00
17438.jpgVICTORIAN BIRD HUNTING/DOGS G.SILVER MATCHSAFE!
Beautiful 1890's Victorian German Silver Match Safe with wonderful Bird Hunting Scene. Depicted is a hunter with rifle/shot gun, pair of "bird dogs", and tall grass fields. Great detail, rare match safe hunting scene. These matchsafes carried wooden matches and were used by sportsmen before the match booklet was created around 1910. There is a ribbed striker on its bottom and the top has a strong excellent spring loaded closing lid/cap. Inside edge is marked "G.Silver". Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 17438Price $250.00
13846.jpgSTERLING FISH MOTIF MATCH SAFE C.1900'S
Scarce vintage match safe that was used prior to the invention of the match book. Most sportsmen and/or smokers carried these in their vest pockets during the late 1800's thru the early 1900's. Rare with fish motif images. It is marked "Sterling" and was created by the Gorham Silver Co. Hinged lid top in good working condition. Etched striker on the bottom. Please click on its image for additional closeup's.
SKU 13846Price $350.00
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