Matchbook from the Elephant Room
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The elephant in the room

Used to be a place you could bring your “significant other” and discuss that thing that neither of you cares to discuss- “The elephant in…

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Vote no on what now?

This old matchbook advocates voting NO on Proposition 5. I have no idea what proposition 5 is, but being a typical American that would not…

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Looks like they grounded the Space Needle
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The day the needle hit the ground

Sequestered here, I was going through my old matchbook collection. I was concerned when I saw this truncated Space Needle ( Or UFO? ) Turned…

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Grace Line Cruise Ship logo
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Graceful batshit

I found this Grace Line matchbook and did a little googling. It seems that this company started out by importing bat poop to the USA,…

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Hazelton of Cumberland
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A nice day in Cumberland

I like these extra-wide matchbooks. This one is for the Hazelton company, manly men with their crawlers, dozers, pay-loaders, rollers and graders… everything you need…

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Golden Cock Inn Matchbook
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I’ll have the soup!

I found this in my matchbook collection, I was laughing but my wife told me to grow up. Not sure why they chose this name,…

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Silver Slipper Casino Logo
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The sordid tale of the Silver Slipper

Back in the day, specifically 1950 to 1988, the Silver Slipper Casino sat next to the Frontier, spinning a giant slipper on the roof. In…

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Wall Auto Livery matchbook cover
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It’s just a Conoco station.

I was happy to get this “Wall Drug” matchbook cover, this is one of our must go places for the big 2023 road trip. Wall…

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ZEKE hillbilly cartoon matchbook fun
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Zeke has had enough

I think Zeke has had enough of his little brother’s failure to plan ahead. Now everybody has to set their jugs down so he can…

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Santa Claus promotional matchbook
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Think ahead, Santa.

One would think someone that is in the habit of climbing into chimneys on cold winter nights, would not distribute matches. Maybe he should stick…

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