Sold! Vintage Cast Iron Wall Mount John Deere Matchbox or Letter Holder

My father was an avid John Deere collector – he had every model John Deere farm tractor ever made, as well as toys and other items.  But he didn’t have one of these cast iron matchbox (or letter) holders, ready to be mounted next to the old Glenwood woodstove!

The piece is quite heavy, although I haven’t weighed it yet to determine its actual poundage.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see more photos (more to come).

Dimensions: About 17 inches from top to bottom, and about 10 inches at its widest.  The section that holds matches (or perhaps even postal mail) is about 1.5 inches deep.

Condition: Excellent. This is in great shape!

FCFS. No holds without payment in advance via PayPal. (I don’t use any other cash or money app.)

Price:  $94.00; includes Maine State Sales Tax.

Location: You’ll find the finials, along with other of our vintage and antique inventory at Hathaway Mill Antiques, 10 Water Street, Waterville (ME). Their phone is 207-877-0250. Hathaway Mill Antiques is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are booth #23 (or HCB).

Shipping: These would probably cost as much to ship as the price of the finials themselves because of their size and weight..

Local Pick Up Available in Auburn, Maine.  If you’re willing to wait, the finials can be relocated to a private home in Auburn (ME), and seen by appointment – which ordinarily would be on weekends only.  Because we’ve been stood up before, the finials must be paid for in advance before we’ll bring them back from Waterville.

Payment Through This Website:  This site supposedly offers the option of paying directly but there’s some kind of weird glitch and payment info for every new item posted somehow auto-populates to every previous item.  Since that’s obviously wrong, I’ve had to eliminate that option on most items.  My apologies!  Please connect with me via for purchase info.  Because my primary business is non-stop and demanding, I may not get back to you until early morning or late evening. (More apologies!)

Our Other Maine Location (we’ve recently downsized)

Oxford. Our more contemporary inventory is located at Happy Trails Antiques & Flea Market at 891 Main Street, Oxford (ME). Their phone is 207-515-0927. Happy Trails is open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 9:00-5:00, and Sundays from 10:00-4:00. Our booth number is S75.  Until recently, we had 3 booths at Happy Trails but downsized because of time limitations.

By the way, if you like classy (not tacky) nude art like we do, check out our other website here:  I haven’t had a chance lately to add any of our newer inventory to the site, but hope to soon.


In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.

He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.  Johnny was an avid reader, who was passionate about the feel of real books in his hands… history was his forte, but in true Renaissance Man fashion, John knew a lot about a great many subjects.  He would often be so fascinated by a book he was reading that he would excitedly read aloud passages to me, so we could discuss the ideas contained therein.

He loved me like crazy, and oh how I loved him.

Follow our blog at, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps will go to help fund The Grief Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed, although it has been in hiatus during the pandemic.  I’m hoping to begin working on this again during the spring of 2023. 

(Please Note: The Grief Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 2001.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.)

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