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Posted 11/03/2008   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add djd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A while ago someone mentioned collecting matchbook covers.
I Just Came across these four from prominent dealers at that time.

The Dealers Are .
JFK: kenmore stamp Co.
77 Countries, Wildlife: H.E. Harris & Co.
B.W.I. : jamestown Stamp Co.
I Wonder If There Were More Varieties or Stamp Companies.
These Are Unused With Matches Intact.
Is Anyone Intersted In These For Trade.
DJD
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Posted 11/03/2008   10:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
DJD, I remember seeing at least the first two, possibly the others but the first two seemed to be more common. Matchbooks were just another way for these stamp companies to advertise back then.

BTW, if you do find a trading partner, I don't believe matches are allowed in the mail and would have to be removed.
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Posted 11/04/2008   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add djd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Modern-Who

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BTW, if you do find a trading partner, I don't believe matches are allowed in the mail and would have to be removed.

That is correct ,and I will remove the matches.
Interesting:
it must be the times, the disclaimer on the book Says,
"keep matches away from children" .
Not Very conducive to promoting the hobby.
I guess at that time the hobby was pretty Vibrant And did not need children?.
DJD
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Posted 11/24/2008   5:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, I remember the JFK one (which dates from the late '60s) and the Iwo Jima one (from the early '70s). The other two must have come out a little later.

Kids knew enough back then to stay away from matches, which were everywhere then, owing to the fact that we did not yet have disposable lighters, but we did find the graphics to be colourful, and I bet a lot of kids got their starts in the hobby because of those matchbooks.
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