VICTORIAN PROFILE CARDINAL WOLSLEY MATCH HOLDER VESTA CASE MATCH SAFE STRIKER For Sale
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VICTORIAN PROFILE CARDINAL WOLSLEY MATCH HOLDER VESTA CASE MATCH SAFE STRIKER :
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I am pleased to be selling a new collection of varied vesta matchsafes to include original novelty, trick opening, silver, diamond, advertising, Japanese and combination examples, so please keep checking out my shop with the majority of the collection not seen on the market place for between 35 and 40 years, so a good fresh selection ..............
This sale is for a late Victorian, c. 1888 original nickel plated brass, still with excellent plating figural vesta matchsafe of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the rarer example, opening from the side.
Thomas Wolsey was an English churchman, statesman and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King's almoner.
The striker runs at an angle along the bottom, there is a registration number just above, it is 42479.
When you open, inside on one side it has the company's maker's mark, and the other side has 'Rd No. 1212 ? 'Patent' GB'.
Opens and closes very well, and clips back into the closed position.
Has great detailing showing textured hair, and facial expression.
Could be displayed as a side profile either way around. Measures approx. just 5.5 cms x 4.5 cms.
In very good condition for age and useage, and a very tactile piece that would certainly display well and compliment any vesta matchsafe collection.
In 'used' condition, please take a look at the pictures above and ask any more questions you may have, also take a look at my other vesta matchsafe listings, thank you. All of the above is my opinion. I am happy to combine postage where possible.
If you buy more than one sale and would like a combined invoice, please request this before paying and I will invoice you for a combined invoice lot which will always save you money.
UK postage is £7.50, special next day delivery. Packed very well to ensure safe delivery.
is possibly cheaper post on , but not next day signed for, and unfortunately
items can go missing if there is not a signature required, thank you
for your understanding.
For overseas transactions ‘International Track & Signed For’ or 'International Tracked' delivery will be used, depending on the destination country.
Paypal preferred for payment, but if you wish to pay by cheque please email before offerding. I would need to wait for cheque to clear before posting out. If you have a query regarding forms of payment, please contact me.
Any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact me, and I will do my best to answer as best I can, and if you require additional photographs please ask.
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