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Here is a Vintage Fly Box Hinged Figural Ash Tray for your consideration.

Even if you wouldn't use this for it's intended purpose of an ash tray, this could be used for display on your shelf, coffee table, desk or work station. Maybe it can be your sign to others to Bug Off when you are deep in thought.

This metal insect has 6 legs and hinged wings that easily lift up and down.

Lift the wings up to reveal the hidden compartment where there is a small storage area which is about 2 inches long by about 1 inch wide.

I am not sure if this is also meant to be used as a safe to strike matches on or not.

The ash tray itself measures about 3 1/4 inches in length and is about 2 inches across the wingspan. All measurements are approximate.

I don't see any markings or hallmarks on this piece.

Not sure what kind of metal this is, it may be brass but I am not sure. I did the magnet test and it did not stick. I am not completely positive what if any finish was applied.

Unique conversation piece. You might even want to use it as a small paper weight. Or use to re-purpose for a new project all your own.

Might make a cool Halloween item too.

Please see all the pictures and pardon the glare from camera flash.
The coin in the pictures are for scale only and not part of listing.
Note different computer monitors can read colors differently.

This was used over the years by the previous owner and shows patina, tarnish, scratches and signs of wear, weathering and discoloration. There is some verdigris and rust as well.
I dry dusted it off, but will let the new owner do any further cleaning or restoration if they so desire.
There are color variations as well.

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Vintage Fly Ashtray Box Metal Hinged Figural Bug Insect Hidden Storage


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: metal, brass
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 221 reviews
  • Favorited by: 20 people