Vesta match box with matches ; R. Bell & Company; Early 20th Century ; 2011.30....
Vesta match box with matchesAbout this object
Green, Red, Blue coloured card with rough side for lighting matches.
Inscription on exterior label, " R. BELLS & CO'S/ NON POISONOUS/ ESTABLISHED (LONDON) 1832/ ROYAL WAX VESTA'S/ WELLINGTON." Inscription along the exterior side, " Not for use in forest areas."
Early 20th CenturyPlace Made
Cardboard and Wax MatchesInscription and Marks
Inscription on exterior label, " R. BELLS & CO'S/ NON POISONOUS/ ESTABLISHED (LONDON) 1832/ ROYAL WAX VESTA'S/ WELLINGTON."
Inscription along the exterior side, " Not for use in forest areas."
77mm (Width), 44mm (Length), 15mm (Height).Object Type
2011.30.1.a & bCopyright Licence
It's very unlikely these will be worth very much. They were widely sold in NZ until the early 1960s when they were outlawed as being too prone to burn when thrown away, esp. from vehicles after lighting cig's etc. The box shown is the one they were sold in up to that date. I have 2 of these, both unused.
I have a box of these looks to be full. is it worth keeping for the future or should I sell it or give away.
I have 2 off these boxes with the original matches inside both. What is the value of these boxes nowadays ?
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