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Matchbook Art, Okay At Least We Know These Are Real? I Think?
Okay, there is so much of all this stuff around that is made again. I swear, Oh, I swear all right. But Matchbooks? Little thumbnail works of art, and basically not worth the energy or effort to replicate.
The following are old file images from past Matchbook stories. Wow, I must really like these little things. They spark conversation for sure.
Bravo on the last couple days…great topics! Old advertising rocks…how about a post some day on the history and development of PFDs? If nothing else…it outta make for some fun comments!
Love this idea! From those awful, orange, lumpy keyhole things, mom made us wear when I was young. To the neoprene vest I wear to ski now.
Remember Don’t Play with matches!
You are rapidly becoming truly UNMATCHED in your pursuit of nautical trivia
A Reynolds Aluminum boat? I have visions of boats on a roll that you pull out and tear off. Okay, its early, best I can do.
Have been to Wilson’s marine
Now the site of the old Wilson’s Marine has a Starbucks on it.
I used to pass by Wilson’s Marine every day on the way to work. Never did go inside 🙁
Thayer’s Boats and Motors. I wonder if that was Normans brother. Cool story.
While I know they were the budget alternative to the multi-color prints, I find the single color ones much more appealing. The skill required of the artist to convey so much detail, thru the use of the negative spaces, amazes me. There’s a boldness in the simplicity, that I find more impactful.
Ah yes, the old matchbooks. These little works of art is what started me down the path of non-conformity. Cannot count the number I struck with that open cover as a kid.
“Close cover before striking” ??
Yeah, Piss off.
Great restaurants still offer beautiful matchbooks. And my daughter has a fantastic collection of them. You may use them to light a fire (woody boaters burn wood, not gas!) instead of a cigarette, but they’re still art and great advertising.
Anybody got a light?!
I remember going to Wilsons for supplies. They had a full size (b&w) mural of an old Chris Craft runabout on their showroom wall. I think “Pussycat” was the name of the Jerry Lewis yacht that sank.
That’s what I was thinking.
Very cool! The match books would seem to be an excellent choice for someone that doesn’t have a lot of extra space for a collection.
“your red scarf matches your eyes
close your cover before striking
father had the shoplifter blues
loving you has made me bananas”