Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Private Collection: Matchbook, Hamm's Beer

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 1960's '70's or '80's.This matchbook advertises for Hamm's Beer. Today this matchbook is in a private collection in NW Iowa:





Previous articles in the series:
Private Collection: Lincoln-Kennedy Penny
Private Collection: 1975 Iowa State Fair Snoopy Souvenir
Private Collection: Iowa State Capitol Building Copper Roof Material
Private Collection: Drafting Board
Private Collection: Baking Pans
Private Collection: Solar Milk Can
Private Collection: Oil Can
Private Collection: Vintage Water Can
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Hand Wood Planes
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Hand Drills
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Rugol Coping Saw
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Mitre Box Saw
Private Collection: 1930's to 1940's Marlin Firearms Ranger .22 Caliber Model 36 s-l-lr Rifle
Private Collection: Nash 1960's Nash Sidewalk Surfboard
Private Collection: Norge Wringer/Press Machine
Private Collection: Hiawatha Bicycle Chain Guard
Private Collection: Antique Tool
Private Collection: Aladdin's Castle Token Container's
Private Collection: Aladdin's Castle Token Wrist Pouches
Private Collection: The Automatic Recording Safe Company, LaSalle State Bank, Savings Bank
Private Collection: 1950's Stanhome Ashtray
Private Collection: Vintage Grooming Kit
Private Collection: Matchbook, Kenmore Stamp Co.
Private Collection: Matchbook, Academy for Home Study
Private Collection: Matchbook, Winston Cigarettes
Private Collection: Matchbook, King Edward Cigarillos