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    A RARE GORHAM PALMER COX SILVER, SILVER GILT AND ENAMEL MATCH SAFE
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1895
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, 1085, (crescent)
    2-3/8 inches high (6.0 cm)
    1.0 ounce (gross)

    The match safe with enameled Brownie cartoon character by Palmer Cox in top hat to front, hinged lid, match strike to bottom.

    Illustrated:
    Shapiro, Neil and George Sparacio, Gorham Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2009, page 66.


    Condition Report*: enamel loss to character's face, surface scratches commensurate with age
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2011
    7th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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