MatchbookMemories

Vintage Matchbook Displays & Prints for Home Decor

Los Angeles, California · 147 Sales

MatchbookMemories

Vintage Matchbook Displays & Prints for Home Decor

Los Angeles, California 147 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Trisha

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Announcement   Welcome! The framed matchbook assemblages and prints you see here originated from a desire to put some of my vintage "Feature" matchbook collection on display in my home. "Feature" matchbooks are those that have printing on the matches themselves, and they were made by the Lion Match Corporation from 1930 to the late 1970's..
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I designed the framed assemblages on the computer so that the cover is shown behind the actual open "vintage" matchbook. That way all sides can be seen at once. Each assemblage is put into a shadow box frame and some are for sale here at Etsy.

The prints are inexpensive copies of the assemblage designs. They have been enlarged and are matted with standard 11 x 14 inch white mats. Please take a few minutes to enjoy viewing these colorful souvenirs of the past.

I make paintings too. Visit my art shop at www.http://ArtbyTrishaBennett.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 11, 2015

Welcome! The framed matchbook assemblages and prints you see here originated from a desire to put some of my vintage "Feature" matchbook collection on display in my home. "Feature" matchbooks are those that have printing on the matches themselves, and they were made by the Lion Match Corporation from 1930 to the late 1970's..
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I designed the framed assemblages on the computer so that the cover is shown behind the actual open "vintage" matchbook. That way all sides can be seen at once. Each assemblage is put into a shadow box frame and some are for sale here at Etsy.

The prints are inexpensive copies of the assemblage designs. They have been enlarged and are matted with standard 11 x 14 inch white mats. Please take a few minutes to enjoy viewing these colorful souvenirs of the past.

I make paintings too. Visit my art shop at www.http://ArtbyTrishaBennett.etsy.com

Trisha

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Last updated on January 31, 2016
Thank you for visiting Matchbook Memories, I hope you enjoy my work.

The matchbook prints and displays you see are my attempt to make these wonderful old collectible Feature Matchbooks into wall art for home decor. I add value to vintage matchbooks by making it possible to see them from all sides at once and in an attractive format so that they can be displayed framed on the walls. They make attractive conversation pieces as well as providing a way to appreciate some of the historic aspects of mid-nineteenth Century culture here in the United States.

The framed shadow box matchbook displays consist of the actual vintage matchbook along with a digital print of the back cover that has been designed with background colors to enhance the whole assemblage so that it can be displayed. Each one is behind glass to protect it and has a hook on the back so that the display can be hung on the wall.

FIRE WARNING!
Because they are the original matches and were not made with archival materials - but were meant to be used up and thrown away - the colors will fade if the direct sunlight hits them every day. So my recommendation is to place them away from direct sunlight as well as any heat sources such as heaters and fireplaces. Remember that they are not toys for children to play with either. They are still matches even though they may be 50 or 60 years old.

The prints are enlargements of the Matchbook Displays and come with 11 x 14 inch white mats. Check out the many different types of prints I have. There are "Girlies" and "Gambling", "Tiki" and "South Seas", Restaurants from all over the U. S. and many different matchbook products.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I prefer payment through Credit Card or Pay Pal.
For multiple print sales contact me for shipping amounts to your location.
Shipping
PRINTS will be shipped in bubble type mailers with cardboard inserts to prevent the Post Office from bending them, but if any should arrive damaged, notify me and return it for a replacement.

MATCHBOOK DISPLAYS will be sent in sturdy boxes with bubble packing to prevent damage during shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item is damaged during shipping, contact me, and then send it back for a replacement or refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have many designs and am willing to do custom orders of Matchbook Assemblages in shadow box frames. I can also make combos using your matchbooks with my designs.