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    Pretty Lady Advertising Matchsafes. Each safe is 2.75" x 1.5" and are covered with celluloid sleeves. One has a nude woman holding a plate, lounging next to a pig (she's not too picky about the company she keeps!). The back side shows a bull's head advertising "Molassine" horse & cattle food which was made by "The Molassine Co., Ltd. 36 Mark Lane, London, E.C." The other example shows a pretty lady in profile. The back side reads: "Compliments of the Columbus Varnish Co. Makers of Fine Carriage Varnishes" (some light rust and corrosion below hinged lid). These are made of nickel-plated brass and galvanized tin respectively.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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