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Matchbox Holder

From the Collection of Victorian Maritime Centre 220 The Esplanade Crib Point Victoria

Description
Metal souvenir matchbox Holder– rectangle in shape with one side open for match strike – silver coloured metal – embossed shipping line logo and flag in enamel.
Size
6 x 4 x 3.3 cm
Object Registration
M0001
Keywords
souvenir, matchbox holder
Historical information
The matchbox holder was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the VMC who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the VMC. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.
When Made
Between 1935-1972
Made By
Angus & Coote (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Logo on front of matchbox holder has enamel badge with TSMV Manoora embossed on it with shipping line flag with a little anchor
Last updated
22 Jul 2017 at 2:35PM