Maggie was a world traveler, and a lover of fine dining. These images are from her collection of matchbooks from numerous places around the world. If she favored New York City, she is to be forgiven, for that is where her heart resided. These are not generally collector-quality, as most matchcover specialists look for unstruck books, but many of them are quite interesting. Perhaps they can find a home with someone who values such things.
Some of the more interesting covers I found while scanning. Le Parisien was a beloved French restaurant in Salt Lake City.
My grandfather collected matchbook covers, too, but his had rather a different emphasis—he was a farmer who lived in Illinois. For some reason, his collection came to me, and I’m not quite sure what to do with them. Ah, well, my new attic has lots of space!
I’ve contacted an organization for matchbook cover collectors and placed a (very cheap) classified in their upcoming bulletin. I’ll let you know if I get any nibbles.
Thank you for doing all that scanning. She must have been an interesting woman.