Match Safes Fishing, Hunting and Sporting

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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
Match Safe Fishing SceneANTIQUE, C. 1890 FIGURAL, SILVER FISH MATCH SAFE
A circa 1890's figural fish match safe. Three dimensional fish with articulated mouth (spring loaded)which opens to hold old wooden matches. Glass eyes are excellent. Made in sterling silver. Scarce item that during the 1890's they carried as a vesta case. This wonderful match safe has a excellent spring loaded top that gives access to the wooden matches. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 18667Price $195.00
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
Match Safe Fishing SceneC.1890S BRASS ANTIQUE FIGURAL FISH W/SPRING LOADED MOUTH
Antique c. 1890's oval shape figural fish with a spring loaded hinged mouth that opens to house wooden matches of the era. Excellent condition. Measures approximately2 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" high. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18469Price $225.00
Match Safe Fishing SceneANTIQUE SILVEROIN FISHING SCENE MATCH SAFE C. 1895
Beautiful Antique Match Safe depicting a couple fishing from the bank! The women is sitting to the side and the gentleman has a fish on with pole bending! It was made by the Bristol Mfg, Company of Attleboro, Mass., from 1895 - 1915. Made of "Silveroin" ( a trade mark name of the Bristol Co.), it was a non-silver alloy. Nice and hard to fine image, we also have one in silver currently. Spring hinged top and striker on bottom. Measures approximately 2 3/4" high by 1 5/8" wide by 3/8" thick. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 17405Price $239.00
Match Safe Fishing SceneSCARCE VICTORIAN ERA STERLING SILVER MATCH SAFE W/FLY FISHING SCENE!
This is a c. 1890's sterling silver Match Safe with a great fly fishing scene. Two gentlemen in ribbed boat one with rod in hand and fish on, and the other with landing net in hand. This wonderful match safe has a excellent spring loaded top that gives access to the wooden matches. The bottom is ridged as a striker. Wooden matches were carried in the vest or jacket in these safes before the match book was invented and patented in 1910. Back side shows initials of original owner. It is marked Sterling on the inside edge of the safe. A nice example of the Victorian era. Two tiny dimples on back side but nothing significant. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 19362Price $249.00
Match Safe Fishing Scene SILVER MATCH SAFE COUPLE FISHING W/FISH ON!
This is a c. 1890's sterling silver Match Safe with a great fishing scene. A man and women are fishing (the man is fishing & the women is watching). His pole is bent and it is obvious there is a fish on! This wonderful match safe has a excellent spring loaded top that gives access to the wooden matches. The bottom is ridged as a striker. Wooden matches were carried in the vest or jacket in these safes before the match book was invented and patented in 1910. Back side shows the same scene. It is marked on the inside edge of the safe. A nice example of the Victorian era. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 17730Price $250.00
Match Safe Fishing SceneRARE BIRD HUNTING SCENE ON STERLING MATCH SAFE BOTH SIDES C.1890'S
This is a c. 1890's sterling silver Match Safe with a great bird hunting scene. It is two sided showing a pair of gentlemen hunters their hunting dogs and birds in flight! This wonderful match safe has a excellent spring loaded top that gives access to the wooden matches. The bottom is ridged as a striker. Wooden matches were carried in the vest or jacket in these safes before the match book was invented and patented in 1910. It is marked Sterling on the inside edge of the safe. A nice example of the Victorian era. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 19360Price $269.00
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 $289.00
Match Safe Fishing SceneSTERLING SILVER FISH MOTIF MATCH SAFE C.1890'S
Scarce Fish Motif Sterling Silver Match Safe created during the 1890's before the match book as we know it today came to be in 1910. These victorian era match safes were works of art. This match safe has the same nicely detailed fish scene on both of its sides! The four corners are fluted and have a bulbous shape. Top lifts open to access matches. There is no spring closure on this one. These fit in ones vesta or coat. It has a ribbed bottom for striking the match to light. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 17418Price $289.00
16793C.1900 FLYFISHING MATCH SAFE "STERLINe"
This is a c. 1900 Match Safe with a great fly fishing scene. The fisherman in the foreground has a creel over his shoulder, a rod in hand, and his line in the water. There is a second fellow fishing down the bank as well. This wonderful match safe is made from SterlinE not Sterling. SterlinE is a alloy with a reduced silver content. The bottom is ridged as a striker. Wooden matches were carried in the vest or jacket in these safes before the match book was invented and patented in 1910. Back side has space available to have your initials engraved if so inclined. The top opens fine and is spring loaded. It is marked SterlinE on the back side. A nice example of the Victorian era. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 19347Price $295.00
Match Safe Fishing Scene1890's STERLING SILVER MATCH SAFE W/GREAT FISHING SCENE!
This is a c. 1890's sterling silver Match Safe with a great fly fishing scene. Two gentlemen in ribbed boat one with rod in hand and fish on, and the other with landing net in hand. This wonderful match safe has a excellent spring loaded top that gives access to the wooden matches. The bottom is ridged as a striker. Wooden matches were carried in the vest or jacket in these safes before the match book was invented and patented in 1910. Back side shows initials of original owner. It is marked Sterling on the inside edge of the safe. A nice example of the Victorian era. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU AA027Price $295.00
Match Safe Hunting SceneEXTREMELY RARE C.1895 DUCK HUNTER/PRAM STERLING SILVER MATCH SAFE W/WIDOW NECKLACE!
Very rare victorian sterling silver match safe with a wonderful duck hunting scene on its front side and its reverse with the owners initials. The story with this match safe was that it was given as a gift to a women's husband whose passion was duck hunting. He carried it for years and upon his passing his wife had a sterling chain/necklace made and attached to it so she could wear it around her neck creating a permanent memory of the man she loved. Made of sterling silver as marked on the inside edge of the rim (seen when spring loaded top is opened to access wooden matches) this is a beautiful and unique vesta match safe! Very detailed with the hunter shooting from his pram as he comes forward from the blind. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 17118Price $495.00
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