I did help myself to a matchbox, something I typically appreciate... in part, because, uh, I used to collect them. So, perhaps some
Meanwhile, here are some vintage NYC restaurant matchbooks from the Matchbook Museum.
Matchbooks are also a popular subject at Lost City. Check out this link, where Brooks shares a few matchbooks from some now-shuttered 1990s-era East Village cafes and restaurants.
These are charming, they'd make cool posters! I particularly like the old-school telephone number format on some of them - TEmpleton-8!
Love these! Break out the collection already, I want to see them! Sad that Gallaghers didn't have swizzle sticks.
Grieve, these are seriously awesome; I echo Marty's request that you please list more. (I have a swizzle stick from Sammy's on the Bowery, Wee Gee's old hangout, it's one of my most cherished possessions.)
Well! Let me find my fireproof container!
Hmm...I have a box of matchbooks that actually came with my apartment ages ago...will need to dig those out tonight. I believe my dad also has a collection of match boxes (in addition to swizzle sticks and cocktail napkins) from the 50s and 60s. When I was a kid I wanted Legos (or Lincoln Logs), but Santa never came through, so I remember building houses out of match boxes instead. Gee, I feel old now.
love learning about fellow phillumenists! thanks for sharing.
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