Fostoria American Match Box and Cover

Match Box and Cover

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Item Number:  #CC-05
Dimensions:  3½” x 1¾” x 1½”
Production Dates:  1915-1925

(aka Hair Pin Box and Cover)

The Match Box and Cover is actually the same piece as the Hair Pin Box and Cover.  Since this item was first introduced in 1915 as the Hair Pin Box, and stayed in production under the same name until approximately 1925, it was only referred to as a “Match Box” when it was used in the crystal 5-Piece Boudoir Set from 1918 – 1924.  During those same years, this item was available for purchase as a solo Hair Pin Box, or one could purchase the Boudoir Set.  When sold in the Boudoir Set, the box was called the Match Box and Cover.

The Match Box and Cover is about 3½” in length, 1¾” in width, and 1½” high.  It consists of two separate pieces, the box and the cover.  This item was one of five items included in the crystal 5-Piece Boudoir Set.  This piece was not included in the colored Boudoir Sets that debuted later.

The crystal Boudoir Set consisted of the following items:

Later, around 1925, the Boudoir Set eliminated the Match Box and Cover and replaced it with the Oval Ash Tray and Safety Match Stand.  If you are interested in learning more about current availability and pricing for similar items, please click the following sponsored link for Match and/or Hair Pin Boxes on eBay.

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