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I have a box unopened from the turn of the 20th Century and I have found out very little information about them. They're called "20th Century Mansion Matches"
I can email pictures if you're interested. Please advise.

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This is an unopened box of Mansion matches made by the Jedel Company of Newark, New Jersey

between 1904 to 1910. There is a 1904 trade publication named Wooden and Willoeware Trade Review where

it lists and discusses the hundreds of companies that are making matches and the company's debut of these Mansion Matches are listed there. The unopened box has a current value of $40 to $50 with good condition graphics on the top.

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