This is a unusual souvenir match safe with a frosted finish for the Veiled Prophet, dated Oct. 3, 1903. The bezel is marked "Sterling" and the interior is gold gilded. Its approximately 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches with a striker to the bottom. Excellent condition with a strong lid spring. The Veiled Prophet was a secret society that was started in 1878. They had an annual festival similar to the Mardi Gras, at which they gave members a souvenir of the occasion. This was the gift to the men for 1903 festival.
Veiled Prophet match safe, sterling, St Louis, 1903