I found this journal entry from 3 years ago, I am putting it on my blog today. BTW thanks for reading my blog!!
We just moved and it feels like acres of Rubbermaid are surrounding me. There’s a variety of colors categorized by my own quirky system of organization. I never planned on moving; I planned on my daughter getting married in the front yard and how I would live in my dream house until my dying day. I planned out so many details with my idyllic home I even matched every drawer with coordinating wallpaper. Then life happened, I didn’t plan on moving but I guess no one can truly plan out one’s life, things happen. I would have to take the bumps in the road as they come. This is the month that has been full of cleaning and packing, tears, hugs, unpacking and more cleaning. Before we left the “perfect home” to go to the “temporary home” I placed this little glass thing in the dishwasher. The item was small about two inches, made of glass, with perfectly formed ridges and a real silver band around the top. I had seen it occasionally maybe gave it seconds of thought. It reminded me of an upside down gearshift knob from the 1980’s, there was a curious fleeting thought of not knowing what it was but not excited enough about it to research. We’ve been living in the cottage with just the basic necessities all our frivolous items in storage I was reading one of my collector magazines I’d used as packing material, and there it was, one just like it. A small collectible listed with a picture, a purpose, A match striker, yes it’s a match striker! For all those years it was here and there in my house, mixed in with all those fabulous antiques just a simple little Match striker! The thought came blaring back to me, Oh, you left it in the dishwasher for the next owner. Ugh! I Google it and walla a match striker from the turn of the century, prices
listed from $100-$1000! I asked myself why would you put it in the dishwasher? But these are the crazy thing that happen to me…. as luck would have it the same day my husband opened his briefcase to give me some kind of paperwork and said, “Oh, I forgot to tell you, you left this in the dishwasher,” as he handed me a small little glass thing with formed ridges and real silver band around the top! A Match Striker!
*Notes one listed at 1stdibis.com for $3900!A wonderful large sized globe match-striker with English silver collar & fine ribbed glass which is in perfect condition, dated London 1916 by makers Finnigans of Old Bond Street W1 as shown.