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cj jones

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iconnumber posted 01-18-2007 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cj jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Can anyone tell me if the following numerals have any meaning...I thought I posted this am...

Sterling Matchbox Holder - has sterling & 512 beneath it

Sterling Matchbook Holder - has sterling & 300 beneath it..

Any help/advice would be appreciated,


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iconnumber posted 01-18-2007 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Typically such numbers are manufacturer's stock numbers to help them identify a particular object and style in their inventory. Large manufacturers will have hundreds if not thousands of style variations over the life of their making things and it is simpler for them and their retailers to refer to a particular type of object made in a particular size and in a particular style by a stock number rather than a long descriptive name that will invariably create some confusion.

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iconnumber posted 01-18-2007 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cj jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote are the best...there is absolutely no makers I thought it might denote a country 800..both are probably 1950ish -- you have helped me solve another mystery. I always appreciate the experts feedback..thnx cj in the PacNW


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