Fwd: ML Matchbooks

modlib at alltel.net modlib at alltel.net
Sat Feb 4 14:25:16 EST 2006


Those covers do look nice, benj.

I couldn't get to the images with the links provided, but benj has them (outside pics) on his collector page at Amenities.

So, nobody else has seen these later matchbooks?  I wonder how many different 'editions' there are.


ron

> > Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 12:11:25 -0800 (PST)
> > From: "B.L. Clark" <cottonwoodbooks at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: ML Matchbooks
> > To: Modern Library Collectors <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> >
> > Fellow ML Collectors
> >       Well, the recent ebay auction for another ML matchbook set me  
> > on a hunt.  I entered the uncharted waters of phillumeny (matchbook  
> > collecting) to learn a little more about it and search out one of  
> > these elusive boogers for myself (and hopefully a bargain).  The  
> > example seen on dogeared [ http://www.dogeared.com/Rarities/ 
> > matchbook.html ] familiar to all of us, is the very cool matchbook  
> > w/ the book spines printed on the matches inside.  These types are  
> > called "features" in the matchbook collecting world and very  
> > popular (for obvious reasons).  For example search: matchbook  
> > feature : on ebay and see what I mean.
> >        I managed to find two identical matchbooks very reasonably  
> > as part of a "trading lot", but for good reason.  They're in  
> > terrible shape and have been "bob-tailed", or the striker and  
> > "comb" (the match part) have been cut away.  What is interesting,  
> > though very similar, they are different than the ones I've seen on  
> > ebay and dogeared.  They list "Over 300 Titles", instead of 220,  
> > and have a line "Have You Seen the New Bindings On Modern Library  
> > Books?".  The inside is black w/ the RH logo.  Didn't ML reach 300+  
> > titles around 1945?  Wouldn't the new bindings be the #8?  This  
> > question doesn't jive as the "new" bindings were issued in 1939.   
> > What gives?  Giants got a new binding in 1945.... Could that be it?
> >        Does anyone else have one of these "black inside" later  
> > matchbooks in better shape?  With the matches?  Is it a feature  
> > matchbook?
> >
> >   http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/cottonwoodbooks/ 
> > matchbookoutside.jpg
> >
> >   http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/cottonwoodbooks/ 
> > matchbookinside.jpg





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