Match book collecting is a fun and inexpensive way to create a visual record of your favorite destinations and worldwide travel.
During it’s heyday from the 1940’s-70’s, matchbooks were available and distributed by a wide range of businesses for advertising such as flower shops, dry cleaners, car dealers, jewelry stores, dress shops, funeral homes and airlines, as well as by businesses to promote their wares and services to other businesses with highly detailed and artistically renderings of their products emblazoned on their match covers !
Today, matches are distributed for free as “functional business cards” by your favorite restaurants, hotels, as well as candle retailers and cigar and men’s gift shops. While local bans on smoking have had an effect on reducing the number of businesses that used to distribute their matchbooks to their patrons, a resurgence and appreciation for the whimsical and usefulness of matchbooks as a collectible has seen a reversal in this trend.
While many matchbooks are very elaborately designed and are “little works of art”, the value of your matchbook collection is measured by the memories at the time in which you collected them. The true beauty of the match collecting hobby lies not only with their practical use around the home but also in the way that they can act as a memento of unique experiences as well your personal stories surrounding those experiences. Getting started collecting matchbooks is easy to do and a display of colorful matches never fails to provide a great conversation piece when entertaining!
Get in on the ”Hot Match on Striker Action” and goto: TheMatchGroup or call one of our match mavens at TheMatchGroup’s world headquarters located in Little Falls, NJ at 800.605.7331 to design your business’ own branded advertising match books or boxes right now!