Vesta lighter case, presented to A.A. Lilley by 'The Sportsman' proprietors, 1899

Object Type
Personal effects/Smoking accessory/Vesta case
Date Used
1899
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Object Detail


Brief Description
Small metal tin with hinged lid, a Vesta case (empty). On the front is a multi-coloured picture of a kangaroo batting in front of a lion wicket-keeper with the words "The SPORTSMAN / FOR CRICKET NEWS". Engraved on the back is SOUVENIR / England v Australia / PRESENTED TO / AA Lilley / BY THE PROPRIETORS OF / "THE SPORTSMAN" / LONDON / SEP. 1899. There is a loop on the top and a textured strip carved into the bottom.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 68 W: 39 D: 10mm (H: 2 11/16 W: 1 9/16 D: 3/8")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1899
Location
In storage
Registration No
M6626

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