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I came across a wartime assembled collection of matchbooks that I thought was way too cool to pass up. There are over 130 matchbooks in this collection & they are mounted in a period scrapbook. All of the matchbooks contain wartime subject matter & it's a great record of what was being advertised at the time. I am posting a few random matchbooks from this collection, if there is any interest I would be happy to post more. I have taken 2 photos of each matchbook, one of each side, hope you like them.

 

Rob

 

 

First up - "WHO SAID THAT?"

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Nice find with 130 matchboks and true you are that they are a great way to see some of the various messages being given on the homefront during the war. I like the CD matchbook from NYC with the five offices listed on the reverse.

 

Cheers,

Jim


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I came across a wartime assembled collection of matchbooks that I thought was way too cool to pass up. There are over 130 matchbooks in this collection & they are mounted in a period scrapbook. All of the matchbooks contain wartime subject matter & it's a great record of what was being advertised at the time. I am posting a few random matchbooks from this collection, if there is any interest I would be happy to post more. I have taken 2 photos of each matchbook, one of each side, hope you like them.

 

Rob

First up - "WHO SAID THAT?"

 

Hi Rob, well that's eight that I don't have in my collection of book matches and that I have never seen before. :think:

 

Really looking forward to the rest. :lol: :thumbsup:

 

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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"AEROPLANE CARRIERS"

All of those are magnificent ephemera, very nice to learn about.

 

Thanks!


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Glad to see there are some others who appreciate these. I always thought of these matchbooks to be like mini sized posters. Okay guys, here are some more.

 

 

"CONSERVE NOW"

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