Two Sides of the Same Piece

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Two Sides of the Same Piece

Postby silverly » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:28 pm

This is probably not too tricky, but anyway just for fun, what is it?

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Re: Two Sides of the Same Piece

Postby moonshine » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:05 am

Goblet or Chalice in the center.

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Re: Two Sides of the Same Piece

Postby JLDoggett » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:12 am

Matchbox

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Re: Two Sides of the Same Piece

Postby silverly » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:48 am

JLDoggett wrote:Matchbox

Excellent!

1892 patented G M Thurnauer novelty called The Columbus Pocket Match-Safe.
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Re: Two Sides of the Same Piece

Postby dognose » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:09 pm

COLUMBUS MATCH SAFE


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The accompanying cut give a very good idea of one of the most interesting novelties connected to the World's Fair at Chicago. It is called the Columbian match safe, and there is nothing more appropriate so far for the trade to handle or sell, both before and during the Columbian Exposition of 1893. The likeness is an exact reproduction in silver of the celebrated statue of Columbus at the entrance of Central Park, New York. G.M. Thurnauer, 33, Park place, is the owner of the "safe" and orders should be placed as soon as possible. As a souvenir of a great event it will command a ready sale everywhere.


Source: The American Stationer - 8th December 1892

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