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This is a rare vintage 50th Anniversary Match Box Safe. Anniversary dates are 1886 - 1936.

A great advertising piece advertising for C.W. Swingle & Co. Lincoln Hastings Norfolk.

In smaller letters across the front it is printed: ERICKSON - DES MOINES. I'm not sure but this could be the company that made this match safe.

Across the top, above the slogan, there is a picture of a COW, a HORSE and a PIG



Printed on both sides of the THE MATCH SAFE are various locations that the company serves. There are seven locations on both sides each showing the phone number to call for service. The phone numbers are very simple and give away this MATCH SAFES age. For example you could call CLAY CENTER 47…GENEVA 19…RED CLOUD 9…ALMA 228...or LINCOLN B 1334. Lincoln was a big town even back then.

The red lettering on the front and sides is faded but still readable.

This Match Safe Stands Approximately 5 ¼ iches tall just right for a box of matches. It is showing normal wear for its age but the overall condition is really good. It has some scuff marks and some scratches but nothing serious.

Given this match safes age it is a rare find.

Please email me with any questions and thanks for visiting.

Vintage Kitchen Match Box Safe Don't Bury Your Dead


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: metal, tin
  • Only ships within United States.
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