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VINTAGE PORCELAIN KEWPIE? AND DOG MATCH HOLDER / STRIKERCHILD WITH BLUE HAT, STRIPED TOP LOOKING AT BROWN SPANIEL. WITH OPEN TREE STUMP BEHIND.£12.990 bids£2.95 postageEnding Today at 10:19PM BST6h 13m
Antique Brass German Bear Match Striker Vesta and Go To Bed with Bead EyesHe has a hinged head and a hole in the top of the tree trunk where a match would be placed to go to bed. A delightful antique brass match striker go to bed. Antique Brass German Bear Match Striker. He is made of solid brass with two glass bead eyes.£75.00£4.75 postage
New listingMatch striker silver Victorian 1902 Birmingham C T Burrows & Sons vesta holderA rare Victorian match striker made of marble or Cornish green serpentine, measuring 6 cm wide and 3.5 cm tall. Hallmarked 1902 Birmingham by C T Burrows & Sons (Charles Turman Burrows). Excellent condition, see photos.£44.99£5.00 postage
Vintage/Antique Torquay BRASS Match Box Holder Cover MatchboxSolid brass match box cover. Has not been metal polished in a long time. Difficult to photo as kept getting camera flash.£5.000 bids£1.50 postageEnding Today at 8:45PM BST4h 39m
Doulton Lambeth Silicon match striker/holderStamped with Doulton Lambeth Silicon on the base of the cover and holder. Lovely little match striker/holder with pale blue, white, dark, brown and teal relief decoration. Height: 9cm.£45.00Free postage
ANTIQUE- BASS IN BOTTLE MATCH BOX HOLDER- MATCH STRIKER - BOTTLE OPENERMatchbox holder in Excellent Condition.Match Striker Age Related Wear. Bottle Opener Very Good Condition.£95.00Free postage
Unusual Antique Silver And Glass Ribbed Match StrikerUnusual Shape. In good condition as per photos. Small slither loss of glass on the bottom as shown in the photos, but in no way detracts from the piece and does not show when displayed. Has inscribed on the top Carrol from FB.£59.990 bids£6.00 postageEnding Today at 8:07PM BST4h 1m
Unusual Antique Cranberry Glass Match Striker with Two Raspberry Prunts - A/FAn unusual antique cranberry ribbed on clear glass, goblet shaped match striker with two applied clear glass raspberry prunts. Overall good antique condition but with a chip and a few flea bites to the glass strands and a small chip to the foot rim.£9.990 bids£3.45 postageEnding Sunday at 7:25PM BST2d 3h
VINTAGE BRYANT & MAYS MATCHES / METAL MATCH BOX HOLDER FLORAL DESIGNMETAL MATCH BOX HOLDER. SORRY NO MATCH BOX. 'BRYANT & MAYS'. YELLOW FLOWER DESIGN. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTOS. THERE ARE AGE RELATED MARKS AND WEAR.£2.500 bids£4.45 postageEnding Sunday at 9:09PM BST2d 5h
A Rare Doulton Planters Hotel Saint Louis Match StrikerThe Striker is in overall good condition. There is a couple of small nibbles to the inner lips of the cut out circles and one small repair. There is a chip under the glaze on base, done before the striker was fired (see photos).£58.00£9.00 postage
Victorian glass Match striker silver vesta holderOld match striker with solid silver rim. Hallmark's are hard to read. Stands 6 cm tall. Glass in excellent condition with slight general wear, see photos. Silver rim has imperfection, dings, and inner rim split, see photos.£19.990 bids£5.00 postageEnding Sunday at 7:34PM BST2d 3h
Vintage Brass Fly Match/Lighter/Trinket Box AshtrayPerfect for use as a match or lighter holder by the fireside, as an ashtray or as a. If you are looking for a new, perfect item this may not be right for you. decorative trinket pot.£8.00£3.50 postage
match box holder wembley lionSilver plated matchbox holder in reasonable condition with some plate loss an wear. Item has the ' Wembley Lion ' motif on one side of box with brass and enamel detailing.£2.000 bids£3.00 postageEnding Saturday at 8:30PM BST1d 4h
vintage match box holder bryant & mayHolder has black background with pink carnation flower design - paint is worn due to age.£2.000 bids£3.00 postageEnding 29 May at 8:11PM BST3d 4h
Glass Match Holder and Striker with Silver MountThis is a lovely glass match holder in the general shape of a candle stick. The rim of the holder has a silver mount. The hallmarks are for London, 1901. The outer face of the central match holder has a ribbed finish for use as the 'striker'.£14.990 bids£3.30 postageEnding 4 Jun at 11:36AM BST8d 19h
An old pewter matchbox holder, 1930s Art Deco style, hammered outer surfacesSize 2.5" x 1.5" x 1" approx. No matchbox included. In good old condition with surface marks.£1.990 bids£2.98 postageEnding Today at 8:45PM BST4h 39m
VINTAGE YELLOW EYED HYPNOTIC BRASS OWL MATCH HOLDER FIRE POKER RESTA quirky looking old brass owl with bright yellow glass eyes.£10.00£3.90 postage
Vintage NUT BIRD Match Striker + Glass Eyes & Bovine Bone Ears (one eye cracked)99p Start.£0.990 bids£4.50 postageEnding Saturday at 5:51PM BST1d 1h
ANTIQUE VINTAGE TRAVELLING POCKET MATCH STRIKER / HOLDER / CASEAND MAKE YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT, SOLD AS SEEN. International Signed For (if I'm sending outside UK). Otherwise I will file for credit.£4.990 bids£4.50 postageEnding 29 May at 8:17PM BST3d 4h
ANTIQUE BRYANT & MAY "FAIRFIELD WORKS" BOW IN LONDON MATCHBOX HOLDER - LOT 32Over the next 2 weeks I will be listing a large recently acquired collection of vesta cases and snuff boxes. Some very interesting vestas including oddities, silver, wooden, pewter, advertising, celluloid wrap and novelty examples. I believe I have approx 160 in all. They are part of a collection owned by a very serious collector for the last 40 years. I believe all to be genuine period examples, not reproductions. Where possible I will combine postage. Expensive packages will have to be sent insured and tracked. Description Excellent condition tin plate holder. Has a pictorial of the factory. Interesting "non poisonous" message to the rear. Measures - 2.95" high. Weighs - 23g.£18.00£3.45 postage
Vintage Brass Matchbox Holder With Rudyard KiplingBrass matchbook holder with the inscription a woman is only a woman but good cigar is the smoke is rudyard Kipling in excellent condition.£7.500 bids£2.90 postageEnding Saturday at 12:24PM BST20h 18m
BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924 MATCH HOLDER VESTA CASE STRIKERGREAT COLLECTABLE VESTA CASE / STRIKER COMMEMORATING "BRTSH EMPIRE EXHIBITION WEMBLY 1924".SILVER PLATED. IN GOOD OVERAL CONDITION,NO DENTS.IT HAS A PUSH OPENER AND A SHARP CLIP SHUTTER. IT MEASURES 2 3/4" X 1 3/4" .£15.00£2.85 postage
Glass and Sterling Silver Match Striker - Antique George VAntique George V Glass and Sterling Silver Match Striker.£1,595.00FAST & FREE
NOTTINGHAM RIPLEY/LONGEATON RARE 2d LA TRENTE CIGAR AD MATCHSTRIKER/HOLDER£24.990 bids£5.00 postageEnding Today at 10:19PM BST6h 13m
Vintage Brass Frog Ashtray / Match Holder •●•●£3.990 bids£3.95 postageEnding Today at 9:23PM BST5h 18m
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Collectable Match Strikers and Holders
Collectable match strikers and holders are made from a variety of different materials. The collectable designs include unusual vintage and retro pieces that were originally used to store matches. Some holder styles feature an enclosed ashtray .
Different types of collectable match strikers and holders
A popular choice for vintage and retro collectable match strikers and holders, polished brass was originally shaped into many souvenir items including a toadstool, a winged insect and an old boot. Many pieces are engraved.
Sterling silver was traditionally used to decorate glass collectable match strikers and holders. Art Nouveau style holders with attached saucer are usually plated in sterling silver, and embellished with an engraved design.
Carlton Ware and Staffordshire ceramic pottery matchbox holders and strikers generally have a rounded shape for easy handling. More elaborate styles feature figurines of small children, dogs or monkeys. A popular design, ceramic collectable match strikers and holders were often also decorated with the crest of a particular college.
Metal was a popular and less expensive alternative to sterling silver. Collectable match strikers and holders made from polished metal include intricately detailed and engraved original matchbook and matchbox holders. Some styles boast an attached saucer style ashtray.
Pressed glass is a popular vintage material that was often used in Victorian times. Art Deco glass collectable match strikers and holders typically have a chunky design with decorative cut glass detail.
Other styles of collectable match strikers and holders
Highly coloured and decorated enamel was often used to make stylish matchbox holders for ladies. Many antique and vintage styles feature floral patterns and oriental inspired designs. The enamel casing easily slips over the standard size matchbox, and creates a pretty accessory.
Novelty collectable match strikers and holders include white cast metal figurines of birds and other animals. Many styles feature an in-built candleholder.