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Silver Mounted Glass Match Stirker MS61
Silver Mounted Glass Match Stirker MS61
Original, quality 1920's clear glass matchstriker of small proportions with a hallmarked silver rim to the top. This spherical shaped example has the normal ribbed sides to the sphere for striking and is integral to the clear glass saucer shaped. No chips or blemishes and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen.

2" tall.

Base 2.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


Caley's Mineral Water Matchstriker MS60
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic matchstriker with two tone blue decoration and black transfer advertising "Caley's Table Waters" to both sides, "By Royal Warrant to H.R.H The King" at one end and "by Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales" at the other. The square shaped centrepiece has a striker surface on each side and an illustration of a female in a toga back and front. One minuscule chip to one end, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Appears unused and the first we have seen.

5" tall.

6" x 5".

 
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Price: 350.00


Caley's Mineral Water Matchstriker MS60



Silver Mounted Glass Matchstriker MS59
Silver Mounted Glass Matchstriker MS59
Original, quality circa 1900, spherical shaped ribbed glass matchstriker with a hallmarked silver top and a polished underside. The silver mount is detailed with the hallmark and for the maker "C. Vickery, to the Queen 131 & 133 Regent St. W." (London). Complete and in good and working order.

2.75" x 2.75" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 135.00


Advertising Stoneware Matchstriker MS57
Original, quality late 19th century green glazed stoneware matchstriker with a saucer base to take the spent matches and a top facility to hold the matches upright with a striking outside surface. Most of all, this example has an applied glazed slab impressed for "William Gibson Glass & China Merchant Ashton-Under-Lyne". The underside is impressed "Leadless Glaze" and for the manufacturer "Lovatt Langley Mill England". All is complete and in good and working order.

3" tall.

4.25" diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


Advertising Stoneware Matchstriker MS57



Doulton Silver Mounted Matchstriker MS56
Doulton Silver Mounted Matchstriker MS56
Original, quality 1920's spherical shaped Doulton stoneware matchstriker with a motto to the front "shew us a light", some applied ceramic decoration and a silver rim to the top. The underside is impressed "3051" and for the maker "Doulton Lambeth England". One minor dent to the hallmarked rim, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

1.75" tall x 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Lincoln Imp Brass Matchstriker MS53
Original, quality late 19th century heavy cast brass match holder / striker in the detailed form of "The Lincoln Imp" leaning against a fence. The underside is impressed "Lincoln Imp". This item was originally nickel plated, with only a little plating still visible. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.5" tall x 5.25" wide x 5" front to back.

 
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Price: 230.00


Lincoln Imp Brass Matchstriker MS53



Brass Milk Churn Matchstriker MS50
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.

 
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Price: 65.00


Apollinaris Ceramic Matchstriker MS45
Original, quality 1920s glazed ceramic matchstriker 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.

 
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Price: 65.00


Apollinaris Ceramic Matchstriker MS45



Stones Ginger Wine Matchstriker MS44
Stones Ginger Wine Matchstriker 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.

 
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Price: 135.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Original, quality bronze vesta case manufacturer for Huntley & Palmers circa 1890, by Schutz of Vienna, as a promotional item. This is in the form of the Huntley & Palmers 'Albert' biscuit and was originally covered in biscuit coloured paint. Impressed to the front, as in the biscuit 'Huntley & Palmers Albert' and to the reverse "Made in Vienna". Complete and in good and working order.

2" diam x 0.25".

 
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Price: 165.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8

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