Who knew there was such a world!?
There's quite a collection of Cleveland matchbook covers including The Cleveland Press, Hotel Cleveland, Fisher Foods, and.....my Mom's favorite place, way back when, Chi Chi's!
|Cleveland, OH landmarks and eateries|
It seems everyone used matchbook covers to advertise. From Ex-lax, Manners Big Boy, Happy Daze Sanitarium (I'm not kidding), and more!
|Matchbooks were a great way to advertise!|
What better way to catch someone's eye than having a naked (or barely clothed) woman on a matchbook cover!? Companies like "Jerry Kuhn Tire & Batter Service, Twins Auto Seat Cover Co., and Chez Paree (sounds fancy)..aka strip club.
There's also the old time favorites such as Spic & Span, RC Cola, Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge (we loved staying at those places as a kid), and Alka Seltzer! I loved one that said "Num Num" on it (a pretzel, chip company in Cleveland), and one from a burial vault company!
So I'm still digging through them, this is going to take awhile!
Collecting can be so much fun!