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Match collection...

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Sooo... apparantly I started collecting matches.  It started out innocent enough, just trying to get a few old school matches that actually strike anywhere.  Mostly nostalgia, but a bit of actual functional use built in too.  I posted that I was looking for some old matches... and well... this happened.  This isn't the whole collection, just the best looking.IMG_20230519_185728288.thumb.jpg.9cf42931a18c9751e2d4f6aabc74bb1a.jpg


Some of these I bought, some were given to me... not complaining, I've learned a lot about the history of matches thanks this little experience... like how matches used to be highly poisonous and sometime back red phosphorus was used instead of white to make them safer.  One of my favorite brands as a kid for starting camp fires was Fire Chief, mostly because of how easy it was to make them waterproof and not effect the ease of striking them. Still to this day, one particular make of the Fire Chief matches is the only one I can strike with my thumbnail (ignore my damaged nail, accident years ago).

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So now you gotta find the extremely COLLECTIBLE ones - like the ones with artwork in stuff. I have  a few but not an avid collector.  Pretty cool collection and I suggest you keep going!  You know, so you'll have enough to light the house of cards on fire once it finally collapses... 😛


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