Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Matchbook cover collections, Collector #StarWars #Worldsfair

Curiosity sparked keen interest in collections: + more matchbook cover collections at dotpattern

"Mr. Vigneault said he began collecting matchbooks when he was about 19 years old. He was walking down a street in Main South — the neighborhood he grew up in — when he spotted an unusual one discarded in the roadway. Mr. Vigneault said he doesn't remember what particularly struck him about the matchbook, but he took it home and showed it to his mother, Rita Vigneault, who encouraged him to begin collecting them.
Some of his sets have won prizes at conventions. His favorites include a series on the 1964-65 World Fair in New York City, and a rare collection of Navy, Army and Marine Corps matchbooks issued at the close of World War II."

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