Antique Tin Match Safe with image of William Ewart Gladstone

Salt River Collectibles

SKU: 2923

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  • Antique Tin Match Safe with image of William Ewart Gladstone
  • Awesome English Novelty item made of Tin that features a hinged fold down panel for matches and match striker on the back. 
  • The case is made from pure High-Grade Tin and has just the right amount of rust on it which adds plenty of character to its appearance!  
  • William E. Gladstone served as Prime Minister of the UK for 12 years spread over four terms beginning in 1868 and ending in 1894.
  • Condition: Good - Other than being rusted, the case is in pretty good shape for its age with no major issues such as bends or issues with the seams. The match panel hinge is in great working order and the panel opens and closes nicely. 
  • Size:  2 x 1 5/8 " 
  • Weight:  approx 16 grams


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