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Old 10-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any idea what this thing is or where I might post to find out?
It is old ,made of wood, the back opens up and the front has a little square box( hard to see)
I am lost trying to figure out what it was for.

It is about 6 inches tall
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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Piggy Bank?
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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Likely German---Is the back compartment the right size to hold cigarettes?
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I think --M-- is on the right track -
German or maybe Dutch.
Box in the front for matches -
the back for "cigs".

Save it! -
probably a collector's item!

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Thanks, I think it would be a little small for cigs, it's 1 1/2 in deep by 2 3/4 in long by 1 1/2 in wide. Maybe the cigs were very small in Europe a long time ago?
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Piggy Bank?

maybe, but it sure would not hold much
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Yeah, "cigs" were smaller then!

Save it!

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If you post the pics over on the Craft Forum, I think one of the gals or guys over there may be able to tell you what it is.

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I bet Rossfingal has hit it---a match holder----we'll see----
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I can't see how deep the pocket in the back is, but, assuming it is deeper, I would guess that the front is for box or box size matches, and the back is for longer kitchen matches. The taller ones might then be the fan for what appears to be maybe a rooster?
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I posted over on the craft forum and someone came up with toothpick holder

Could be
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I think you could get on the antique road show with it.
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I thought roosters had combs not hats. Matches and candles maybe.
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I thought roosters had combs not hats. Matches and candles maybe.

The holes in the front holder are too small for a candle, but a good idea none the less

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