Back Lot Number: 151  

Lot 151
Description: Rare baseball advertising matchsafe with striking plate c.1890s. Cardboard wall mounted matchsafe features a color lithographic baseball scene advertising "Consols" brand cigarettes with script lettered slogan, "Don't Strike the Wall Strike the Ball". Three dimensional matchsafe remains intact at the bottom portion with a textured match striking plate affixed to the backboard. 8" tall with some adhesive residue on the reverse from wall mounting. First example that we have encountered of this possibly unique 19th century baseball display piece: EX-MT
Estimated Price: ($1,500.00-$2,500.00)