Shipping Vintage Matchbooks- HAZMAT!?!?
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I just sold a lot of vintage matchbooks and had them all packed up only to read that matches are considered "Hazardous Material" by the USPS.
I plan on going in to my local PO tomorrow to ask how to ship but does anyone here already know how to remedy this?
There are lots of people selling these. Does anyone ship them correctly? Or has everyone just lied when they ask if anything flammable is inside?
Posted at 2:02 am Aug 5, 2010 EDT
OK, here's the skinny. The first PO I went to said, "They're combustible!" and they wouldn't ship them AT ALL. The next PO laughed at the gov't's idea of shipping matches in a wooden box and asked me if they were the matches you have to strike to light (they are) and if they were encased in plastic (they are). Then they shipped them for me.
I'm certainly not going to mess with selling these again!
Posted at 5:41 pm Aug 5, 2010 EDT
Does the customer mind if you cut the heads of the matches. It is the covers that they collect. If they are vintage I doublt they would even light
Yikes, if I were paying money for vintage matchbooks, I sure wouldn't want them damaged purposely.
Posted at 5:45 pm Aug 5, 2010 EDT