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Vintage Matchbooks

The closest I’ve ever come to collecting anything was a five day encounter in 1993 with the idea that accumulating matchbooks might be my go. Unfortunately my short attention span meant my collection only ever consisted of two before I tired of the idea.

Even though I didn’t get very far with my collection, I’ve continued to carry a torch for vintage matchbooks – every cover is like a mini pop masterpiece. Take these treasures that were recently unearthed at a NYC flea market. Made by Lion Match USA, these matchbooks are like ‘time capsules’ that capture the aesthetic of the 1930’s.

Are you a collector? What have you had more success than me in amassing?
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