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    A RARE GORHAM BRASS INDIAN HEAD MATCH SAFE PROTOTYPE
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1890
    Unmarked
    2-7/8 inches high (7.3 cm)
    1.2 ounces (gross)

    The match safe prototype for model B2507 with Indian head decoration to the front, feather and shield decoration surrounding oval reserve to reverse, hinged lid.

    Illustrated:
    Shapiro, Neil and George Sparacio, Gorham Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2009, page 93 (for production model).


    Condition Report*: splitting to seams, small dent to bottom, hinge pin replaced
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    14th Friday
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