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    AN UNGER BROTHERS SILVER MATCH SAFE, Newark, New Jersey, circa 1900
    Marks: UB (interlaced), STERLING, 925, FINE
    2-1/4 inches high (5.7 cm)
    1.27 troy ounces


    The match safe with chased repoussé depiction of a Native American Indian with headdress to front, monogrammed EFGJ to verso, match strike to bottom. According to George Sparacio, "Unger Bros., Newark, NJ, made a Native American Indian safe that is almost identical. They used this same basic match safe style for several other safes with different motifs. Unger Bros. match safes are thicker, heavier, and have saw-tooth strikers."

    Literature and Illustrated:
    Shapiro, Neil. Exceptional Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2008, page 37.

    Sparacio, George. CHALLENGE A MYTH. International Match Safe Association 15.1 (2013).

    Condition Report*: With dent to verso, lid is not flush to body, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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