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Vintage Match Strikers, Match Safes, Match Holders & Vestas

Last updated:  15 Jan. 2014
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  AK 25721  VINTAGE BATTERSEY HATS BRONZE MATCH STRIKER A WONDERFUL HEAVY BRONZE GENTLEMEN'S HAT, 3 3/4" LONG, 3" WIDE, 1 1/2" TALL.  EMBOSSED "BATTERSEY HATS" ON TOP OF BRIM, MATCH STRIKING SURFACE AT TOP.  $175.00

  AK 22101 VINTAGE METAL MATCH BOOK COVER.   EMBOSSED WITH DUCKS IN FLIGHT, EXCELLENT CONDITION.  $22.00

ak22699close.jpg  AK 22699  VINTAGE BRYANT & MAY'S MATCH STRIKER - HOLDER, 4 1/4" BASE, 2" TALL.  BLACK GLAZED STONEWARE WITH GOLD LETTERING.  EXCELLENT CONDITION.  $95.00

bryant & may's  AK 41459  BRYANT & MAY'S MATCH STRIKER.  PUB ADVERTISING PIECE.  BOTTOM MARKED "ISSUED FOR USE WITH BRYANT & MAY MATCHES ONLY, MANUFACTURED BY FIELDINGS STOKE-ON-TRENT".  NICE PIECE OF BRITISH PUB MEMORABILIA, CIRCA PRE-WWII.  EXCELLENT CONDITION.  $175.00

bryant & mays match striker  AK21330  VINTAGE BRYANT & MAYS MATCH STRIKER
CERAMIC MATCH BOX HOLDER, STRIKER.  AN ADVERTISING GIVE AWAY FROM BRYANT & MAY'S, THE ENGLISH WOODEN MATCH MANUFACTURER.  IVORY COLOR, ABOUT 5" ACROSS AND 3" TALL.  BOTTOM MARKED "CROWN DUCAL WARE ENGLAND".  VERY NICE 100% ORIGINAL CONDITION, CIRCA 1900-1920.  $99.00 Sale $85.00  

  AK  22676  CANTRELL & COCHRANE'S GINGER ALE, GLASS MATCH STRIKER, ABOUT 3 1/4" DIAMETER.  AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CONDITION ADVERTISING PIECE.  PROBABLY GIVEN TO AN ENGLISH PUB ABOUT 1900. $150.00

captain webb puck match striker  AK 24433  CAPTAIN WEBB PUCK MATCHES, CERAMIC STONEWARE MATCH STRIKER, 4" DIAMETER, 3" TALL.  BOTTOM HAS MINTON POTTERS MARK.  VERY SHARP LETTERING, NO CHIPS OR CRACKS AND ONLY SLIGHT CRAZING.  GREAT PIECE OF PUB MEMORABILIA IN 100% ORIGINAL CONDITION.  $125.00

Cosmos Matchstriker  AK 23983  VICTORIAN, COSMOS STOVE FIREPLACE ADVERTISING MATCH STRIKER.  HEAVY CAST BRASS, 5" WIDE, 4" TALL, 2 1/2" DEEP.  NICELY EMBOSSED AND HAMMERED, HINGED STRIKING PLATE.  BACK MARKED "COSMOS RADIANT FIRE".  A SUPERB 19TH CENTURY MINIATURE STOVE OR FIREPLACE ADVERTISING PIECE.  EXCELLENT, ORIGINAL CONDITION.  CIRCA 1870-1900.  $225.00 (More photos on request)

ak41462guinnessMS (1).jpg  AD 41462  GUINNESS MATCH STRIKER.  BEER BARREL ATOP AN ASH TRAY.  "GUINNESS IS GOOD FOR YOU" AROUND BASE, 5 1/2" DIAMETER, 4" TALL.  HOLDS A MATCH BOX AT TOP.  BOTTOM MARKED "GA/A/254 PRODUCED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY MINTON LTD., STOKE-ON-TRENT REG. NUMBER 778,941" INDICATING 19XX DESIGN.  EXCELLENT CONDITION.  $165.00

   AK 26183  MATCH BOX HOLDER - STRIKER, ROYAL DOULTON.  EMBOSSED AROUND BOTTOM EDGE "HENEKEYS OLD WINE HOUSE EST 1695", 4 1/2" DIAMETER.  HOLDS A BOX OF WOODEN MATCHES.  BOTTOM MARKED "ROYAL DOULTON 10510 MADE IN ENGLAND" WITH THEIR LOGO TRADEMARK.  CIRCA 1900-1920.  EXCELLENT CONDITION.  $175.00

  AK 23560  ROYAL DOULTON, OVERSEAS NAVIGATION COMPANY MATCH STRIKER, 5" DIAMETER, 3" TALL.  THE COMPANY LOGO COAT OF ARMS SHOWN ON FOUR SIDES.  THIS FIRM WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE PENINUSLAR ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY.  BOTTOM MARKED WITH DOULTON AND O.S.N. CO. STAMPS.  VERY GOOD WITH NO CHIPS OR REPAIRS.  VERY RARE NAUTICAL RELATED MEMORABILIA PIECE, CIRCA 1900.  $150.00

  AK 24344  ROYAL DOULTON CERAMIC MATCH STRIKER, 6 1/2" DIAMETER, ABOUT 2 1/2" TALL.  HOLDS A BOX OF WOODEN MATCHES.  CLEARLY MARKED ON THE BOTTOM WITH THE "PACIFIC AND ORIENT" LOGO.  PROBABLY USED IN THE BAR OR RESTAURANT OF ONE OF THEIR PASSENGER SHIPS.  ALSO HAS THE ROYAL DOULTON MARKED WITH THE NUMBER 4851.  SUPERB, ORIGINAL CONDITION, CIRCA 1900.  $175.00

packhams lime wine matchstriker  AK 21306  VINTAGE PACKHAMS LIME WINE CERAMIC MATCH STRIKER
UNUSUAL STONEWARE WOODEN MATCH HOLDER, STRIKER, 1 1/2" HIGH, 4" DIAMETER.  MARKED "PACKHAM'S LIME WINE" IN BOLD BLACK LETTERING.  PROBABLY GIVEN OUT TO AN ENGLISH PUB AS AN ADVERTISING PIECE.  VERY NICE 100% ORIGINAL CONDITION, CIRCA 1900-1930.  $125.00

ak23616Btopper.jpg  AK 23616  TOP HAT MATCH STRIKER, CAST METAL IN SHAPE OF A GENTLEMANS FORMAL HAT.  ABOUT 4" X 3 1/2" X 2" TALL.  MARKED "YG TOPPER" ON UNDERSIDE ALSO REGISTRATION NUMBER 875149 INDICATING 1954.  UNUSUAL.  EXCELLENT CONDITION.  $58.00

White Horse Scotch Whisky Match Striker  AK 21690  VINTAGE WHITE HORSE SCOTCH WHISKY CERAMIC STONEWARE MATCH STRIKER / HOLDER, 5" DIAMETER, APPROXIMATELY 2" THICK.  BOTTOM MARKED REG. #384295, INDICATING 1901 DESIGN.  EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION.  $175.00

Black Americana cotton expo 1895  AK 32870  BLACK AMERICANA, SOUVENIR "COTTON STATES EXPOSITION ATLANTA GA 1895".  TWO BLACK BOYS WITH A WATERMELON SITING BY A BALE OF COTTON.  ABOUT 2 1/4" TALL AND WIDE.  CAST METAL, MADE TO HOLD WOOD MATCHES OR TOOTHPICKS.  VERY GOOD CONDITION.  SCARCE ITEM.  $245.00

   A 8398 Spill holders, Brass: Victorian, in the form of a pair of ladies high button shoes.  Were popular in Yorkshire and Scotland.  Similar to match holders but held tiny rolled strips of paper for lighting the lamps.  Approximately 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" each.  Rare find in this condition.  was $135.00 Sale $99.00

   AK 25201  VESTA, POCKET MATCH HOLDER WITH HUNTING  SCENES, HUNTER AND DOG IN WOODED SETTING ON ONE SIDE, QUAIL ON THE OTHER, 1 1/2" X 2 1/4", HINGED TOP.  EXCELLENT CONDITION, CIRCA 1880-1910.  $195.00

   AK 24135  VINTAGE VESTA OR MATCHSAFE  VESTA, POCKET MATCH HOLDER WITH HUNTING SCENES, HUNTING DOGS IN WOODED SETTING ON ONE SIDE, QUAIL ON THE OTHER, 1 1/2" X 2 1/4", HINGED TOP.  EXCELLENT CONDITION, CIRCA 1880-1910.  $195.00

  AK 22320  VINTAGE MELOX DOG FOOD MATCH STRIKER - MATCH BOOK HOLDER.  NICKEL PLATED BRASS WITH ENAMEL DOG FIGURE.  AN ADVERTISING PIECE PUT OUT BY MELOX PET FOODS.  PROBABLY 1950'S VINTAGE.  FROM ENGLAND, VERY GOOD CONDITION. $95.00

ak42687profpigs (1).jpg  AK 42687  MOLASSINE HORSE, CATTLE FOOD ADVERTISING VESTA OR POCKET MATCH HOLDER.  CELLULOID COVER, FULL COLOR IMAGE OF A NAKED LADY SITTING WITH A PIG.  EDGE MARKED "THE MOLASSINE CO. LTD. 36 MARK LANE LONDON EC".  SUPERB PIECE, CIRCA 1900.  $350.00


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