Match Holders for Tabletops and Walls, by Jean and Franklin Hunting, is destined to be a major source of information for the collector as well as the antiques dealer. The Huntings, of Hunting House Antiques, have been in the antiques business for over twenty-five years, and have participated in major antiques shows from coast to coast. They put their years of experience and love for collecting into a much needed book on match holders. From the common kitchen tin match holder to the elaborate Victorian porcelain piece for the parlor, Match Holders for Tabletops and Walls contains 541 photographs with descriptions as well as information on the history of matches and match holders, and tables of information on United States invention and design patents and their time frames. This up-to-date value guide is an invaluable reference for those wishing to insure their collections, for dealers doing appraisals, and for the novice who is just beginning the pleasurable hobby of collecting.
Collectible Match Holders