This well-detailed match safe has interlaced border centering shaped reserve with bust of Christopher Columbus, and acid etched inscription "Chicago, 1893."
Match safes are becoming a more and more popular and sought after collectible. The key to any collection is to try to buy the best quality examples. One may decide to "specialize" in a small segment, such as exposition pieces, Indian motifs, cowboys, horses or.... well, the list goes on and on.
Manufacturer: Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, Connecticut.
Marks: H.M. SIMPSON & CO. (partially effaced), SILVER SOLDERED, 081
Size: 2-1/2 inches high (6.4 cm)
Weight: 1.5 ounces (gross)
Condition Report: Minor surface scratching.
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