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MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Here we feature some hard to find vintage matchbooks and some great vintage match boxes, all in great condition. Find old hotel and resort matchbooks, vintage restaurant matches, sports matchbooks, or vintage advertising matchbooks. These are great for the vintage matchbook cover collector!

The official name of the hobby of matchbook collecting is “phillumeny.” The matchbook was invented in America in the 1890s. Front-strikers, with the striker on the front of the matchbook, are the oldest variety. Strikers were placed on the front until 1973, when for safety concerns, the strikers were moved to the back of the book. (There are a few early rear-strikers, but they are very rare.) The most common size contains 20 matches, thus the 20 front strike name for most of our older collectible vintage matchbooks.

 

Rare! Vintage 1970s Psychedelic Advertising Matchbook for 'Kaleidoscope' by Universal Match in MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Rare! Vintage 1970s Psychedelic Advertising Matchbook for 'Kaleidoscope' by Universal Match

Early 1970s front strike matchbook for a California paraphernalia shop! Fun!

$12.00
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Trio of Vintage Restaurant Matchbooks by Universal Match in MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Trio of Vintage Restaurant Matchbooks by Universal Match

Great set of three classic 10-strike restaurant advertising matchbooks, two California and one New York.

$9.00
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Vintage Bucket of Blood Saloon Matchbook, Monarch Match Co. in MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Vintage Bucket of Blood Saloon Matchbook, Monarch Match Co.

Classic, vintage Virginia City, Nevada front strike saloon advertising matches.

$10.00
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Vintage Buffalo Raceway Matchbook by the Universal Match Corp. in MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Vintage Buffalo Raceway Matchbook by the Universal Match Corp.

Mid-1950s front strike horse racing advertising matchbook.

$9.00
Vintage Fort Lauderdale Plantation Golf Club Matchbook, Match Corp. of America in MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Vintage Fort Lauderdale Plantation Golf Club Matchbook, Match Corp. of America

Early 1950s advertising matchbook from the historic Plantation Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

$11.00
Vintage Maxell C90 Cassette Tape Advertising Match Box, Diamond Match Div. in MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Vintage Maxell C90 Cassette Tape Advertising Match Box, Diamond Match Div.

Wonderful hard to find 1980 Maxell 'Pocketbox' match box with wood matches and an original $2.00 coupon offer inside. A very clever design . . . classic!

$11.00
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Vintage Roosevelt Hotel Matchbook, Ohio Match Co. in MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Vintage Roosevelt Hotel Matchbook, Ohio Match Co.

Early 1940s-1950s advertising matchbook from the legendary New Orleans hotel.

$7.00
Vintage Seaboard Air Line Railroad Matchbook by the Diamond Match Co. in MATCHBOOKS, BOXES

Vintage Seaboard Air Line Railroad Matchbook by the Diamond Match Co.

Excellent 1940s front strike vintage railroad advertising matchbook.

$10.00

 

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