Close Cover Before Striking: The Golden Age of Matchbook Art (Recollectibles)
by H. Thomas Steele
Publisher's Description
The 1962 Federal ultimatum that strikers be placed on the back of the book, making the words "close cover before striking" irrelevant, marked the end of the "golden age" of matchcover art. This is a beautifully produced sampler of the finest examples of matchcover art from that era. "Here, in noncombustible form, is the best and the brightest of matchcover art, with collectible examples once gleaned from coffee shop counters, plucked from ash-trays of motels, swiped from the tables of fine restaurants, and, of course, received gratis with packs of cigarettes."--the publisher.
ISBN: 0896596958
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
Hardcover : 96 pages
Language: English
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