For your consideration, I offer a grouping of early wooden matches that were the forerunner of today's wooden matches. Similar matches are illustrated in Catherine Thuro's third volume: Oil Lamps 3 on page 230b. We purchased these many, many years ago at a show in New Hampshire. I have sold some over the years to match holder collectors and also to hanging lamp people to display in their swinger match holders or in other add holders such as milk glass "For burnt matches" or other figural match holders of various types. This is the last that I have and I have never seen any more this early. There are two bundles each with their original tissue wrappings. The tissue is worn after all these years. The elastic was added to keep them intact. Each of the two groups have four bundles of matches. Each bundle contains twenty-three matches for a total of 184 matches in the two groups. Each match is about two and three-quarters of an inch tall. The groups of matches were scored when manufactured to make them easy to snap off when needed. They were found in an old tin box: Gilman's Deluxe Crackers and will be wrapped carefully and shipped in that box.One group of twenty-three is split but the others are all intact.The last picture is for display purposes only. I offer two different methods of Priority transit. Choose the one that suits you best. Check my shop for other items of interest.

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Eileen White Antiques and Lighting

19th Century Early Wooden Matches


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    Victorian Oil Lamps; Ironstone; EAPG; Antique smalls


    since 2009

    Eileen White Antiques and Lighting

    Eileen White
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    Prescott Valley , AZ This Shop is rated Platinum - 1,000 or more sales Platinum Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2009