This beautifully shaped match safe has a lovely repoussé floral decoration on ribbed ground on both sides. There is room on the smooth spot in the middle for you to initial if you wish. It has a hinged lid and match strike to bottom. I have been advising that match safes are becoming an increasingly popular collectible, and they are certainly increasing in popularity. One must always be careful to buy from an honest dealer who dates and describes them properly.
Maker: R. Blackinton & Co., North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Marks: B (with sword), STERLING, 370
Size: 2-3/8 inches high (6.0 cm)
Weight: 0.9 ounce.
Condition: Hinged top works well. Minor surface scratching, minor denting to corners. Very Good Condition.
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