JUST ADDED ON 1/19 - SIEGE OF PETERSBURG - Incredible Brass Match Safe with Matches Still Inside!
This dug brass match safe (2 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches) has a hole in the corner from where the brass deteriorated from being in the ground - incredibly, through this hole you can see a large group of wooden matches that are still inside. I don't know what conditions preserved these matches, but the wood still appears to be in very good condition. This really incredible relic was recovered at Petersburg. This is the first time that this artifact has been offered for public sale having come directly from the relic hunter's collection. A provenance letter will be included.