This is a very special offering. This certainly brings great pride of ownership, but with the increasing popularity of match safes for collectors, the value has potential for future appreciation.
Description: The match safe prototype for model B2507 with Indian head decoration to the front, feather and shield decoration surrounding oval reserve to reverse, hinged lid.
Listed and Illustrated: Shapiro, Neil and George Sparacio, Gorham Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2009, page 93 (for production model).
Manufacturer: Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island.
Size: 2 7/8 inches high. (7.3 cm)
Weight: 1.2 ounces (gross).
Condition: Splitting to seams, small dent to bottom, hinge pin replaced. The overall condition is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
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