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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bonfire (starter) of the vanities

I have found many a matchbook in my travels. Some I have kept. I love the artwork, the long gone businesses and products they promote. Take a look at an early post on the topic here. These 3 below have been sitting in and around my desk for a while. 
This one interested me because of the age and the location. The St Moritz opened in 1930 and closed in 1999. It reopened as the Ritz-Carlton in 2002. I like the descriptive phrase that says' "Transients and Residential."  

The Martini cover may be of interest to a collector of cruise ship memorabilia, and the coal cover below was just interesting because I dug it out between to walls in a Ridgefield, CT attic. I didn't plan on pulling it out, but when I slide a "fishin" pole in a nook or crannie, you never know what you're going to catch. 


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