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Hinged whistle that opened to hold matches, sometimes called match safes. These are very collectable due to the crossover into tobbacco collectors and command high prices because of that. Some are in animal shapes, others very ornate. They date prior to 1900 and silversmiths were the earliest makers.Early examples are known from France, UK, USA, Germany on so forth.
 
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