Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ottoman Naval Society Matchbox

19c ottoman naval society matchbox
People have always wanted to be a part of something, be it a club, a society, a community or something similar. It seems we do not want to dispute the man who said "Man is a social animal."

So societies were created and in turn they used a myriad of items to strengthen the feeling of "being part of".

To your left is a matchbox distributed by the Ottoman Naval Society, late 19th century, to make their members feel special.

Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 cm
Estimated value: $ 200

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