RARE ELGIN SMOKER PULLMAN CIGARETTE TOOTHPICK HOLDER $68U.S.
We're offering for sale this nice old toothpick, cigarette, & match holder. I think it is silverplated over brass, and in the Art Nouveau style. There are three individual containers that fit into a larger piece that was evidently mounted on a wall. I was told by the person from whom I purchased it, that it once hung in a Pullman railroad car, which makes sense to me. I've never seen another one in my 35 years in the antiques business, and in conducting a search on line, nothing came up, so I'm assuming this is a rare item. If anyone has any further information to provide on this, we'd welcome your input. It measures about 5 1/2" wide, 3 3/4" high, and an inch deep. The back of the main piece is velvet lined and there are two old screws behind the velvet, that were used to mount it on the wall. It is in good condition for it's age, as you can see in the photos.