Month: June 2020

Matchbook cover - Party sensibly from Clark's Pizza
Posted in The Matchbooks

Don’t get sauced! Eat pizza

Clark’s pizza’s matchbooks had a public service message, “Don’t get sauced”. They probably had a few customers that were causing trouble because of the drinking-…

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Esquire restaurant lady golfer
Posted in The Matchbooks

Canada on the ball

New restaurant in Ottawa, not sure what they serve. But they have “Plenty on the ball”. The golfer lady, well I am no golf swing…

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lAS vEGAS cLUB EARLY CASINO MATCHBOOK COVER
Posted in The Matchbooks

LARGEST SIGN! That’s good luck!

I just acquired this 30-strike matchbook from The Las Vegas Club, a very early casino in Vegas, judging by the Hupmobiles or whatever in the…

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Nudist camp ladies in an old Barbasol ad, for no apparent reason.
Posted in The Advertising

Madison Avenue likes what it likes.

I don’t understand what the point of this Barbasol ad was, but the cartoon is cute and clever. What do you expect from Popular Mechanics?…

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Matchbook cover, Prevent Forest Fires
Posted in The Matchbooks

Mixed messages

The East Stroudsburg Exchange Club decided to outdo the West Stroudsburg club, and started an anti-forest fire campaign. I don’t know whose idea it was…

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reproduction cathouse token.
Posted in Flotsam

Is it a screw or a nail?

We used to sell these “reproduction” cathouse tokens at our novelty store, back in the day. I use the word reproduction loosely, because I doubt…

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WWII humor postcard
Posted in The postcards

Keep the shiny side up.

I guess these Army jeeps were not built for precision or comfort. There is a picture my dad took around here somewhere… I think it…

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Charlie's San Jose Sleeping Lady Matchbook
Posted in The Matchbooks

WAKE UP CHARLIE

Here’s a matchbook from a place called Charlies. On the cover, it appears that Charlie has been roofied. Her establishment was at 1303 S Winchester…

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Dad in easy chair
Posted in Back in My Day Friends and Kin

We’ll see.

It is father’s day again, but I don’t even have a recliner, I have to envy my dad’s. I will probably get a “World’s Greatest…

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Harold's Club or Bust matchbook cover
Posted in The Matchbooks

Honest Harold

I like the Harold’s ad campaign that straight-up told people they would lose their shirt there. In reality, it was probably about the same odds…

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