Friday, December 18, 2015

Private Collection: Matchbook, Elliott Lumber and Coal

Matchbooks were first invented in 1892. Over the last 123 years they have changed. Matchbook covers have always been a form of advertisement for the business or establishment who handed them out. Today They do not have as much graphics as matchbooks from the 1970's and 1980's had. Here is one from 30 to 40 years ago advertising a lumber and coal yard. Today this matchbook is in a private collection in NW Iowa:








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Previous articles in the series:
Private Collection: Kodak Partytime Instant Camera
Private Collection: Kiwi Shoe Server Kit
Private Collection: 1930's Listerine Bottle
Private Collection: The New Orpheum 80th Anniversary Commemorative Merlot Bottle
Private Collection: Fat's Inagural Great Beer Ride Across Iowa Bottle
Private Collection: Odell Brewing and Boulevard Brewing Companies Silver Anniversary Bottle
Private Collection: 2012 Model A Day Lager Bottle
Private Collection: c.1961 Motorola Record Player
Private Collection: California Raisin
Private Collection: Bedtime Bert
Private Collection: Idora Beaute Container
Private Collection: Standard Bearings Bottle Top
Private Collection: Vintage J. R. Watkins Menthol Camphor Container
Private Collection: Moosehaven, Florida Anniversary Plate
Private Collection: 1960 Coronado Dog Tax
Private Collection: Barley Dog Tag
Private Collection: Glenwood Safety Patrol Badge
Private Collection: 1964 Journeyman Plumber Coin
Private Collection: 1961 Park Forest Dog License
Private Collection: Langridge Drugs Tiny Bond
Private Collection: 1970's Baby Cloth Diaper Safety Pin
Private Collection: Midge Toy Die Cast Car
Private Collection: Cub Scouts 50th Anniversary Mug
Private Collection: Vintage Monopoly Game Piece
Private Collection: Rengo Obesity Treatment Box Lid
Private Collection: Air Way Auto Compass
Private Collection: Norlund Ice Cleat
Private Collection: 1970's Hy-Vee Sugar Free Root Beer Can
Private Collection: Outers No. 444 Gunslick Gun Cleaning Solvent
Private Collection: Taber's Floex Metal Gasket Cement Bottle