WWI MATCHBOX HOLDER: Newport: The Falcon
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Good example of a celluloid covered matchbox holder dating to the First World War. These holders were made of thin iron or steel. They were fitted with a paper decoration and protected by a celluloid film. The holder has three sides, thus allowing the matchbox to be opened at either end whilst the long open side gives access to the sandpaper striking edge.
The front of the holder is decorated with flags; the ‘spine’ bears the words ‘Celebrated Bristol Ales and Stout’; and the reverse carries an advertisement for a public house in Newport, Wales. Wording:
66, Commercial Road,
R.A.O.B. N.S. and F.U.’
Cross-over interest here from WWI matchbox holder; Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB); and a historic pub in Newport, which closed in recent years.
Vintage matchbox inside.
POSTAGE = £2.90