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    A GORHAM SILVER AND ENAMEL MATCH SAFE
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1892
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, 845, (helmet)
    2-1/2 inches high (6.4 cm)
    1.6 ounces (gross)

    The match safe with enamel decoration of polo players to front, inscribed to reverse A.P., APR. 6, 1894., gilt interior, hinged lid, match strike to bottom.

    Illustrated:
    Shapiro, Neil and George Sparacio, Gorham Match Safes, Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2009, page 61-62


    Condition Report*: very minor surface scratching to enamel
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2011
    7th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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