Selling matchsafes, vesta cases collected from all over the world on ebay, the facebook page above has more in-depth albumns for you to look through, it is a great collecting field as small pieces, easy to display and can be easily posted around the world. There are lots of areas to choose from, ie Japanese, silver, novelty pieces, enamels, advertising, wood, vulcanite etc, with a varied price range, so all can collect. There are various materials used, different construction methods all from different parts of the world. On silver examples it is good to look up the hallmark to see when the item was produced and the different makers and companies that produced these. The makers of some of the top end matchsafes, ie Samson Mordan enamelled, Faberge, Tiffany, George Unite, Gorham are some of the finest examples you will find anywhere!
You can also see me at the Bath & West Showground and Peterborough Antique Fairs throughout the year, details on the business facebook page. We look forward to meeting new collectors. All enquiries, smoking related, welcome. I endeavour to answer all questions. In my opinion, some of these vesta matchsafes are small pieces of art, as there is increasing interest in museums from all over showing collections.
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