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Jubilee Vesta Case  CC206
Jubilee Vesta Case CC206
Original, quality nickel plated advertising Vesta case manufactured by "Perry & Co. Steel Pen Makers", to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. This unusual item was probably given away or sold with Perry pen nibs and with a secondary use as a Vesta case, hence the ribbed striking surface to the top of the lid. All is complete and in good and working order.

2.5" x 1.25" x 0.5"

 
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Price: 135.00


Brass Match Holder and Striker MS52
Original, quality late 19th century barrel shaped match holder which splits in two for filling with matches. The underside is embossed with a circular striking area surrounded by "Safety Barrel for Patent Vesta Lights" and the top has a small finial with a hole to stand a lit vesta light in to use as a 'candle like' lamp referred to as a "go to bed". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2" tall plus 1.25" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Match Holder and Striker MS52



Lincoln Imp Brass Match Holder / Striker MS51
Lincoln Imp Brass Match Holder / Striker MS51
Late 19th century heavy cast pink brass match holder / striker in the detailed form of "The Lincoln Imp" leaning against a fence. The underside is impressed "Lincoln Imp Registered No. W. Gilbert. Maker Lincoln". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.5" tall x 5" x 4.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 230.00


Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50
Original, quality 1920's miniature brass milk churn with a shallow interior, fashioned into a match holder and striker. This super example has a ribbed striking plate to the front and a pair of side handles. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall x base 2.75".

Widest 3.25" including handles.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50



Apollinaris Ceramic Match Striker MS45
Apollinaris Ceramic Match Striker MS45
Original, quality 1920s glazed ceramic match striker as seen on the pub and shop counters and used with red tipped matches. This example is advertising "Apollinaris" mineral waters and is bright with black text on white with green trims. Detailed to the underside for the manufacturer "E.P. Co. Stoke on Trent England". One chip to the top rim otherwise complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall x 4.75" base diameter.

 
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Price: 65.00


Stones Ginger Wine Match Striker MS44
Original, quality late 19th century circular stoneware bar / countertop matchstriker in a white glazed finish with black text advertising "Stone's Ginger Wine". The underside is printed with a logo of a "Stone Ginger Wine" barrel and "Proprietors, The Finsbury Distillery Co". No chips or cracks and complete and in good order.

4" diam x 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Stones Ginger Wine Match Striker MS44



Tigars Mineral Water Matchstriker MS37
Tigars Mineral Water Matchstriker MS37
Original, quality 1920's decorated and glazed stoneware matchstriker with a colourful decoration to the lower half and a top section for striking the matches. The body is detailed for "R.E. Tigar's Mineral Water". One chip to the lower rim and other minor chips to the top match section, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall.

3.75" base.

 
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Price: 65.00


Match Striker 'Rudyard Kipling' MS35
Original, quality late 19th century spherical shaped ceramic match holder / striker with a sepia cameo picture of a Boar War Soldier inscribed "A Gentleman in Khaki" to the front and a poem signed Rudyard Kipling entitled "The Absent Minded Beggar" to the reverse. The underside is detailed for the manufacturer "Maclntyre Burslem England". Complete and in good order.

3" tall x 4" diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


Match Striker 'Rudyard Kipling' MS35



Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281
Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281
Original, quality 1920's double sided very clean rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign with a mounting flange to one end. This colourful example is detailed "Swan Vestas the smoker's match, British made by Bryant and May" to both sides. The mounting flange has four screw holes and both sides of the sign has some damage to the enamel but only minor, otherwise all is complete and in good order.

18" x 12".

1.5" flange.

 
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Price: 365.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Original, quality bronze vesta case manufacturer for Huntley and Palmers circa 1890, by Schutz of Vienna, as a promotional item. This is in the form of the Huntley and Palmers 'Albert' biscuit and was originally covered in biscuit coloured paint. Impressed to the front, as in the biscuit 'Huntley and Palmers Albert' and to the reverse "Made in Vienna". Complete and in good and working order.

2" diam x 0.25".

 
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Price: 250.00


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8

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