Originally Posted By: barn_raider
Interesting. I have a collection of around 500 matchbooks all from the 1940s-50s, all from within a 5 hour radius of where you are - diners, hotels, bars, cafes, stores, if anyone wants me to check for a certain business. There were only these 24 or so gas/oil matchbooks in the bunch though.

Same here. Most of mine are local 30+ years old and some still in business! I need to seriously finish sorting mine. I know I have some worthy of posting here.