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Pocket Matchsafes: Reflections of Life and Art, 1840-1920
     

Pocket Matchsafes: Reflections of Life and Art, 1840-1920

by W. Eugene Sanders
 
Are you interested in matchsafes, breweriana, orientalia, fraternal orders, black memorabilia, Native Americans, royalty and politicians, risqu� themes, sports, advertising, heraldry, gambling, and late-nineteenth and early twentieth century art forms? One medium that has captured all the above is matchsafes, presented here as a microcosm of life and art from 1840 to

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Are you interested in matchsafes, breweriana, orientalia, fraternal orders, black memorabilia, Native Americans, royalty and politicians, risqu� themes, sports, advertising, heraldry, gambling, and late-nineteenth and early twentieth century art forms? One medium that has captured all the above is matchsafes, presented here as a microcosm of life and art from 1840 to 1920. Nearly 2,000 matchsafes have been captured in exquisite detail in 398 color photographs by Gordon Deas. Each is described with details of its pertinent artist, patentee, manufacturer, materials, construction, and value, all complementing the brief and conversational general text. This definitive book is organized according to these interests to provide hours of enjoyment and a source you will return to again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764303241
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Schiffer Books for Collectors Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.55(d)

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