This is a wonderful 19th century nautical match strike from Portsmouth, NH. The frame may look distressed, but that is intentional, adding more to the look of this piece. The paper artifact is in excellent condition with little wear.
Circa 19th Century
About 8-3/8” x 5-7/8” x 7/8”
Wood, glass, paper, ink
“W. C. NEWTON & SON. WHOLESAIL AND RETAIL DEALERS IN SHIP STORES, GROCERIES, FLOUR, PROVISIONS, &O. 77 AND 79 MARKET STREET, PORTSMOUTH, N.H. TELEPHONE CONNECTION.”
This is from an Advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-RLB-17 MEJV03 LAGEX4/17
9+ (Excellent-Near Mint): The paper is in Excellent condition, and the frame is intentionally made to looked aged.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.