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Duluth Matchbook Collection

Duluth Matchbook Collection

Inspired by the Duluth Button Collection, Perfect Duluth Day now presents the Duluth Matchbook Collection — a gallery of small cardboard folders with a striking surface on one side, featuring images promoting select enterprises of the Arrowhead region. If you’ve got one we’re missing, upload it to the comments or email it to paul @ perfectduluthday.com. Help grow the collection!

Rocket Bar Matchbook Hotel Mc Kay Young Old Timers in Duluth Tappa Keg Inn - West Duluth Lamplighter Lounge in Superior Anchor Bar Matchbook Superior Wisconsin Holland Hotel in Duluth - Modern and Fireproof Holland Hotel in the Center of Duluth Sunrise Motel London Manor Motel Buena Vista in Duluth Buesna Vista on Skyline Drive Joe's Pickwick Dutch Room Jolly Fisher Duluth Wink's Place in Virginia Angler's Bar & Bowl in Hayward Inland Coal and Dock Company Barnum All Class Reunion of 1982 Eagles Club Duluth Aerie Morning Star Coal Duluth South Shore and Atlantic Railway Jade Fountain Standard Salt and Cement Co Crystal Terrace matchbook American Legion Club Duluth David Wisted Post Backstage Ol' Yeller RT Quinlan's in Duluth Georgian Bay Line Jenos Matchbook

13 Comments

Dawn Marie

about 2 years ago

I don't have it any more but as a kid I used to pilfer the old Joe Cool Camel matchbooks from my dad. My favorite one said on the outside "Camel Tip #11: Never hit a man with glasses." And inside: "Hit him with something larger and heavier instead."

DaVe

about 2 years ago

Notice that with the older match books the matches were struck on the FRONT of the book. That was back when kids didn't need any of this sissy safety-proofing, and we burned our fingers and we LIKED it!

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Goldfine's Jerry Thoreson found this treasure at his parent's cabin. His mother worked at Goldfine's by the Bridge until it closed at the end of the 1970s.

Tony Rogers

about 2 years ago

I have a huge box of cool matchbooks. I used to collect them when I was a kid. Nobody seems to give them away anymore. For sure, nobody brands their logo with them anymore. Here is my collection of local ones. Some of these businesses are still around, but they sure are not making their own matchbooks anymore.

Tony Rogers

about 2 years ago

My Big Box of matchbooks...

Tony Rogers

about 2 years ago

Another photo...

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Holy moly! Tony Rogers, you are the champion!

Tony Rogers

about 2 years ago

Thanks, Paul! Glad you started this, and glad I had something cool to share!

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Bellows Duluth matchbook Bellows Duluth matchbook inside Crystal Bergren scored a huge bag of matchbooks at an estate sale. The only local one was from the old Bellows restaurant on London Road, and it is the reigning champion in the Best Interior Design category.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

DSSOStrikeUp DSSOBridgeSessions The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra recently got into the matchbook spirit.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Jolly Fisher - Duluth Athletic Club - The Spalding A few from Patt Jackson.

Paul Lundgren

about 6 months ago

Two more from Crystal Bergren: Allenfall's and the Highland Supper Club. allenfalls-and-highland-supper-club-fronts allenfalls-and-highland-supper-club-backs

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