New York Times OpEd Article May 1987 re. Matches Are Used for Bragging

A Lesson in Lagniappe

New York Times OpEd Article May 1987 re. Matches Are Used for Bragging


An old NY Times Op Ed piece dated May, 7 1987 titled “A Lesson in Lagniappe” explaining the essential purpose for why people collect advertising matches despite the recent bans on smoking.

“… matches are hard to improve on as the ultimate small souvenir – shimmering, place-dropping evidence that the bearer recently flew on Air Force One, dined at Lutece, visited Gracie Mansion or celebrated Jeffrey’s bar mitzvah. …. People want matches for striking, smoking or lighting, but most of all for bragging.”

If you’re interested in bragging about your business go to:


or give our staff of “enablers” a call at 800.605.7331.


About kingmatch

President of TheMatchGroup. Producers of lowest cost/fastest turnaround branded match books, match boxes, toothpicks, coasters, napkins, branded sugar stick packets, printed paper bags, pens, bottle openers, breath mints to Restaurants, Hotels, Nightclubs, Country Clubs, Tobacconists, Cigar Manufacturers, as well as Candle Makers.
This entry was posted in advertising, ADVERTISING MATCHES, book matches, box matches, buy matches, candle matches, custom printed matches, get matches, Hotel Matches, logo matches, match books, match boxes, match collector, Matchbook, Motel Matches, order matches, philluminist, printed matches, TheMatchGroup, vacation matches, where to buy advertising matches,, and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s