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Thanks, Ken. I love a good set of war time matchbooks anytime.

 

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Hi Rene, pleased that you like matchbooks, here's a wartime match holder from my shoebox, I don't think theres been one posted so far. The top cover is torn away and the matches slid into the opened case, the striker is left exposed and the lid opened to pull a match out and struck on the striker.

 

cheers lewis

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Rene, pleased that you like matchbooks, here's a wartime match holder from my shoebox, I don't think theres been one posted so far. The top cover is torn away and the matches slid into the opened case, the striker is left exposed and the lid opened to pull a match out and struck on the striker.

 

cheers lewis

 

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Hi Ken, it's not often that I can match something from your collection but this time I've got you covered ;). Love the dot dot dot dash example.

 

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Rene

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No cigarettes to contribute, but I do have 2 matchbooks. I have both in put-together groupings to compliment a couple of US Navy hats I have. First up is a matchbook from the USS Tennessee. The flat cap is named to a sailor who spent his whole time in the navy aboard the Tenn. That isn't him in the photo. About a week after getting the hat, I found the unnamed photo at the flea market.

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And here is a matchbook from the USS Boise. The hat is named to a sailor who spent his whole wartime service on board her.

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And that is it for my military smoking related items.

 

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"post them , if you've got them"...Ha! good one!

 

Not a fan of cigarette smoke so no desire to collect them. But always interested in seeing what is out there. I don't recall Dad saying anything about cigarettes while he was in the army. I know he smoked a pipe back then. There is at least one photo of him smoking a pipe on Okinawa in 1945. Later when I was around he was a White Owl cigar man, with a pipe here and there and an occasional stinky old Italian stogie. Man, what a powerful ...ummm...errrr...aroma!

 

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Looking through this thread to make sure I didn't already post my matchbooks, I see I mentioned Dad smoking a pipe in the Army. Here is a pic of him with his pipe on Okinawa while his unit was in the cleanup phase of the fighting.

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Hi Ken, it's not often that I can match something from your collection but this time I've got you covered ;). Love the dot dot dot dash example.

 

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Strike a light Rene, thats a nice example you have, thanks for adding it, however it's not a competition it's just a bunch of use sharing information and items . . . . . . . I raise you five bucks, hahhaaaaa

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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On 1/13/2020 at 4:31 PM, FrisianCollector said:

Could be...

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Some more detailed information and pictures about the cigarette packs can be found on my website: http://www.frisiancollector.com/category/donated-cigarette-packs/. An article about the Red Cross Lucky Strike package will be published somewhere this month.

 

Many years ago I used to specialise in WW2 rations and cigarettes, always kept files on any old photos that I came across in wartime publications........ this one shows the contents of a WW2 Red Cross POW parcel, cigarette packs top right corner.......

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On 10/10/2019 at 4:13 PM, Dogsbody said:

Hi Ken and others, here's another call from Camel to re-use the cellophane wrapper.

 

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Rene

 

Here is the complete item, it was a small fold-up leaflet which i think was placed in cartons

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Really cool 43’ Lucky pack I recently picked up. Has a FRENCH message from FDR on the reverse side. Not in the greatest shape but cool pack nonetheless. 

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