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    Six Civil War Era Match Containers, as follows:
    (1) Matchbox, 1.5" x 2.5", paper wraps, complete with matches. Fine condition.
    (2) Elegant japanned tin match safe, 4.5" x 1.75" x 1", with hinged lid having small german silver plate (not engraved). Matches included. A few light scuffs, else very fine condition.
    (3) Lidded thermoplastic match safe, 2.5" high. Excellent condition.
    (4) Brass match safe, 2.75" high, with engraved eagle on one side, striking surface on underside. Includes matches. Very fine condition.
    (5) Brass match safe, 2.5" x 1.5", cast striking surfaces on both sides, individual match slots within, shield on case reads "Smiths Patent Jan. 17 1860". Nice patina. Very fine condition.
    (6) Lidded oval silver-plate match box, 3.25" x 2.5", engraved on lid with an American sloop under sail, more recent manuscript label under lid identifies it to one David O. Wood (1848 - 1892). Some light dents, trivial pitting in places. Good condition.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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