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    Civil War Drummer Boy Match Holder. A most unusual piece, cast in pot metal and covered in golden paint which appears to be original. The matches were kept in his drum, which has an open top for easy access. He is smoking a cigar, a little metal tube which may be a replacement. His kepi-type cap Is hinged at the back, and folds open. However the inside of the head is unfinished and we are uncertain as to why it opens in his way. Quite possibly a novelty item sold or distributed by a cigar maker or seller. An item deserving of further research, but in any case a charming period item which should appeal to Civil War and match holder collectors alike. Excellent condition with only minor wear to the paint. Height 7.25".

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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