Category: The Matchbooks
I made a mark in the hall
That beloved “Hallmark Holiday”, St. Valentine’s day, is almost upon us. I got roses for Teresa at Costco the other day. Kind of early but…
Draw me like your French girls
Here’s another “learn to draw!” matchbook, this one asks you to send in for a free, no obligation “talent test”. Then you can learn to…
FIT FOR A QUEEN Corny matchbook gag
Something a bit corny about this matchbook, but I am sure people kept them just to amuse their friends. People were easier to amuse back…
Smoking is a bad bet
Back when we got paper checks on payday, we would play a poker game similar to this, based on the check’s serial number and amount….
Columbus Builders walk funny
At some point they got rid of this mascot. Let’s face it, he looks clumsy. I think he was supposed to be built like a brick shithouse, but it didn’t translate well.
Drink up Chuck and Di for this royal postage stamp
I know it’s hard to believe, but people used to collect postage stamps, in albums. They would examine the perforations and other details with a magnifying glasses, carefully protecting, classifying, and organizing. They talked in hushed tones.
New Mexico Land Grab
These half acre lots, even back in the 40’s and 50’s, seem like a good deal, with clean water, fresh air, road access… all for…
COUGH COUGH I took another puff
Here’s a matchbook advertising Vick’s cough drops. It’s a MATCHBOOK. The person that needs cough drops probably smokes. Why not quit the cancer sticks and nip that cough in the bud?
Travel light for better mileage
Why did Campanella and Cardi hire this scrawny, skinny little guy to drive one of their huge industrial cement trucks? Is he somebody’s nephew?
Festive in Spain, matches light it up
Spanish Matches say “Fosforera Espanola” on the saddle. Literally, “Spanish Matches” or, “Spanish Phosphorus”. Same thing.