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iconnumber posted 09-22-2020 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for matchbook holder     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first post. I collect matchbook holders, a 20th century version of the match safe. A matchbook holder would hold a paper matchbook, rather than loose stick matches.

This mark is on some matchbook holders in my collection and on a sterling cigarette case I have seen. It is identified on as Schira Brothers, but I believe, for several reasons, that is incorrect. Please help me identify this mark.

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iconnumber posted 09-23-2020 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Good job posting photos. smile

Don't know about the mark. What does your research reveal?

We don't have many match books posted. I am sure everyone who visits the SSF would love it if you share some photos of your collection.

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iconnumber posted 09-23-2020 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
None of my books have that mark so I am not much help. I did do a search of Schira Brothers and noticed they were from Cincinnati.
It may not be much help, but you might write the Art Museum or the Historical Society of Cincinnati to see if the Schira Brothers ever used that mark.
I do have the book on Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940 and Schira is not listed as being there during that time period.

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iconnumber posted 09-23-2020 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for matchbook holder     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My research went through a lot of S B possibilities - Saart Bros. (bad guess); Schless, Brod (they mention "match-boxes" in their trademark registration); and Schira Bros (probably a little too late for higher end matchbook holders). None of the published trademarks looks right - maybe mine is just a variation that never got published.

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