Thursday, December 6, 2007

Anyone Still Shocked by the Decadence of $55 Candles -- TURN AWAY


Another Phillips de Pury auction item: the world's most expensive matches. (Patrick Callery belives they'd make an ultimate Hollister stocking stuffer -- and I agree!)

MARIANNE BRANDT
Matchbox, 1930s Litho-printed cardboard. 1 1/8 x 8 x 3 3/4 in. (2.9 x 20.3 x 9.5 cm) Manufactured by Ruppel, Germany. Printed on top of box “KAMIN ZÜNDHÖLZER/ZÜNDEN NUR AN DER/PRÄPARIERTEN REIBFLÄCHE/IMPRÄGNIERT” and “RUPPEL” and stamped “Bich. Schüller” and other indecipherable letters. Box contains 40 kitchen matches.
Estimate $2,000-$3,000