FREE: Antique Mercantile Match Dispenser

Antique Mercantile Match Dispenser
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Description
Antique Stick Match Holder/Dispenser. Advertising/Mercantile piece from the Midwest. A couple of old paint spills were on it when I bought it back in the 1980's and are original to when I bought them.
Questions & Comments
Original
The name of the company on the front is "Minor Outfitting, 305-7 Walnut Street, Phone 488, Atlantic, Iowa, Southwest Iowa's Leading Values & Home Furnishings, Maytag & Philco." It would have held stick matches, and in fact that's what it was used as in my home for a few years. We moved and my decor changed so it needs a new home. Thanks for bidding.
May 16th, 2012 at 10:53:08 AM PDT by
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F&W what is it made of
May 16th, 2012 at 12:43:52 PM PDT by
Original
It is made of tin. It is not heavy...the kind of tin they used a lot in the 20s and 30s for merchandising/advertising items distributed to the public.
May 16th, 2012 at 7:25:55 PM PDT by
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one more question about how big is it
May 16th, 2012 at 12:46:19 PM PDT by
Original
6" tall, 3" wide, 3" deep (from the farthest point of trough.
May 16th, 2012 at 7:24:39 PM PDT by
Original
really nice item!...I work in canton!
May 17th, 2012 at 5:41:13 AM PDT by
Original
Really! How cool is that!! Do you work the First Monday Trade Days? If you do (or don't) come by our antique lighting booth in right off Row 49 in Antique Alley...we have parts, chandeliers, shades, crystals, etc. Dan does repairs on all old lighting!
May 20th, 2012 at 7:53:31 PM PDT by
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very cool F&W
May 17th, 2012 at 2:17:44 PM PDT by
Original
Glad you like the auction item! Fanned you back.
May 20th, 2012 at 7:51:25 PM PDT by
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Would ya ship to Canada...I;d pay any diff in shipping !!!.....very freakin' cool !!!
May 20th, 2012 at 3:10:07 PM PDT by
Original
Your ratings are high and would ship to Canada with difference being paid for shipping. Glad you like the auction.
May 20th, 2012 at 10:23:02 PM PDT by
Original
I'm 64 and I remember one of these that my grandpa used. Great listing!!!!
May 22nd, 2012 at 10:54:52 AM PDT by
Original
I know its old...based upon the phone # alone...but thanks for your comment! Its nice touching history!
May 22nd, 2012 at 11:31:55 AM PDT by
Original
Very Nice Item!! Good Luck To You And Happy Bidding To Everyone!!
May 23rd, 2012 at 6:46:46 AM PDT by
Original
Thank you! Fanned.
May 23rd, 2012 at 7:45:34 AM PDT by

Antique Mercantile Match Dispenser is in the Antiques category