Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Antique Matchbook Collection









My friend Dave, who collects vintage ephemera and photos (his vintage New Orleans flickr page is here) has a knack for finding the most unusual items when we are out yard saling!   On our last yard sale jaunt, he found an AMAZING 1920's - 1940's matchbox collection -- over 600 matchbooks for just $2.00!   The collection includes matchbooks related to:  cars, soft drinks, food, beverages, restaurants, bars, hotels, motels, and stores.  What a great find!  He is keeping the collection, but sent me some photos to post here.  The matchbooks are so fabulous that I wanted to share them with you.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Wow, very cool! It would be great fun to go through those matchbooks and handle them, identifying all the places they represent. Tell Dave I said, "Great find!"

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Susan! I will tell him. He said he is going to scan a bunch of the individual matchbooks and put them on his Flickr page.