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Matches That Play A Starring Role in Movies and Music!

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Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element Did you know that a single match (=the 5th element) was responsible for saving the world at the end of the movie The Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis? For phillumenists (collectors of matches),  we recommend a great film from 1932 called The Match King that follows the real life story of the rise […]

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Led Zeppelin’s Starship One Jet’s Match Boxes Sell for $700 on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars TV Show!

Shared from AOL NEWSY Pawn Stars Starship One Matchboxes By Drew Koch , Mikah Sargent We bet you’ll never guess what was valued at as much as $3,000 on a recent episode of “Pawn Stars…” Matchboxes. Wait, what?! But wait, these weren’t just any old matchboxes — they were from Led Zeppelin’s legendary Boeing 720 plane, The […]

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NEW Facebook Group Created for Fellow Lovers of Light (a.k.a. Match Collectors)

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All you Hard Core (and not so Hard Core) Match Collectors out there, please be sure to check out my new FB Group “Advertising Match Book & Match Box Collectors Group” http://www.facebook.com/matchcollectorgroup Lots of great pics of a sampling of #matchbooks and #matchboxes that Joe Danon and #TheMatchGroup have produced over the past 28 years! Please feel free to post pics of examples […]

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New York TImes Article: What Flying was Like Before The Smoke Cleared

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Great Article from The New York Times February 23rd, 2015 What Flying Was Like Before the Smoke Cleared Believe it or not, smoking was banned on domestic flights only 25 years ago!   “It’s probably difficult for anyone who isn’t middle-aged or older to comprehend, but people could smoke cigarettes on airplanes until Feb. 25, […]

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Joe Danon Quoted re. The Resurgence in The Popularity of Advertising Matches in BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL 10-27-2000

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Joe Danon Quoted in The Baltimore Business Journal 10-27-2000 REKINDLING THE FLAME “With the rise of the Internet, people have come to expect instant service, yet the match industry is still a smokestack industry,” said Joe Danon….”The production mechanisms all date back to World War II or before — there are no new match factories […]

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