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.


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.