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"
Click on photo for larger and zoomable views 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.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £85.00 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.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £65.00 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.
Click on photo for larger and zoomable views 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.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £135.00 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.
Click on photo for larger and other views. 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.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £65.00 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".
Click on photo for larger and other view. 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".
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £250.00