This match safe has been in a private collection for 20 years. Circa 1890's-1920's, a match safe was used to prevent matches from combustion. People could carry one and know that the matches were in a safe place. It was also a way for businesses to advertise. On this particular one, Buckley's Cafe, 5&7 E. Eighth St, Wilmington, DE., is advertised in raised lettering on the front within an oval of gold coloring. On the back is a picture of a deer, also raised and within an oval shape. The safe is made of a base metal of silver color. The hinge is tight, and the striker is good condition, but it has definitely been used a time or two. There are some surface scratches due to usage and wear, but overall, it is in good condition. The safe measures 2 3/4" in length x 1 1/2" in width. Please refer to the pictures for further clarity.
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