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Blatz Match striker display piece

 

This redware pottery match dispenser is incredible!!!  A one of a kind piece from WA&AC club president Jon Steiner’s collection.  Recovered from a privy in, Nebraska. Boldly embossed Drink Val Blatz’s Milwaukee Wiener Beer, Torchiani & Kremer.  Seeing it here as a Spinner is incredible but honestly doesn’t do the piece justice.  You can just imagine cowboys back in the 1870’s sauntering into a saloon decked out with advertising pieces everywhere, ordering whiskey out of enameled back bar bottles, drinking their whisky out of etched shot glasses and then washing away the heat of the day with a cool Blatz.