A website maintained by Neil Shapiro to study, evaluate, appraise, and enjoy match safes, vestas, and match holders.


Neil Shapiro will be pleased to offer free appraisals for condition, rarity and market value when appropriate.
Contact me if I can help you. If I can't help I will refer you to someone who can.


I can and sometimes will do a careful investigation about your match safe, vesta, or match holder. This includes trying to ascertain the maker, materials, period of manufacture, country of origin, and authenticity.


I only appraise match safes, vestas and match holders. Nothing else. I will estimate the quality, nature, and sometimes the value, of your match safes, vestas, and match holders.