ANHEUSER BUSCH MATCH SAFE Silver Plate Antique Old WOW
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Auction Item: Presented for auction is a a fantastic late 19th century silverplate match safe as an advertising item for Anheuser Busch of St. Louis. Each side of this item is decorated with an incised Anheuser Busch logo, the big "A" with a spread winged eagle flying through the hole in the "A" in the forground. A banner at the bottom states: ANHEUSER BUSCH BREWING ASSN. ST. LOUIS. A shining star is above the "A". This match safe has decorative Art Nouveau detailing about all the corners. Both sides of the bottom of the case have the match strike grid. This treasure measures approximately 2-7/8 inches in height, 1-1/2 inches in width, and ia about 5/16 inch in depth. The flipping hinge is tight and smartly snaps the top shut as originally made.
The Condition: I would classify this item in good to excellent condition. T are a few areas w the copper underplate is just starting to peak out through the silverplate. In my opinion, this condition only adds charm and character to this 100+ year old advertising piece. It certainly does not detract from it.
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