MATCHBOOK COLLECTING – Just for the Fun of It
The coronavirus pandemic has reduced travel as well as everyday things we do such as dining out. While we are aware of a few places that have decided to close permanently, hopefully, we will continue to be able to find places that have matchbooks or matchboxes with their names and that matchbooktraveler can still be a guide for collectors.
Remember – Matchbooks not out for the taking? Be sure to ask if the place has matchbooks with its name.
Above are states, provinces, and countries showing places we are aware of that have matchbooks or matchboxes (whether with matches, notepaper, toothpicks, or mints) with their names.
If you know of additional places that have matchbooks with their names on them, whether from your travels or from the area where you live, please send us an e-mail (to jxw22000 at yahoo.com) with their names and addresses. We would be glad to list them on this site.
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Here are monthly updates about restaurants with matches (and hotels, too):
February 2021 has started with matches at Hudson Malone in Westport, Connecticut, and in Woodstock, Vermont, at the Woodstock Inn. In Cinnaminson, New Jersey, The Jug Handle Inn has matches with its name and, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Cigars has matches, too.
In January 2021, it was a good start to the year given the lockdowns and limited openings. Matches were found in Royal Oak, Michigan, at The Detroit Record Club.
November 2020 started fairly quickly with matches in Sterling Heights, Michigan, at Shogun Japanese Steak House.
For October 2020, matches started with Poco’s in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, as well as Zembie’s in Harrisburg and Royal Inn in Ridgway. In Michigan, matches were recently found at Suomi Home Bakery & Restaurant in Houghton, Elaine’s in Ishpeming, and Stubbs Museum Bar in Ontonagon.
Newtown, Pennsylvania, began September 2020 with matches at Sycamore Grill. In Virginia, Lager Heads and Pitbull Tobacco in Virginia Beach have matches with their names as do Blue Talon Bistro and Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg. Jon’s Pipe Shop in Champaign, Illinois, has matches. In Missouri, Montrey’s Cigar Lounge in Ferguson and, in St. Louis, Cunetto House of Pasta, Hill Cigar, Paul Manno’s, Pueblo Solis, and Spiro’s have matches with their names.
With July 2020, matches have been found in Newtown, Pennsylvania, at Isaac Newton’s and in Bensalem at Parx Casino.
It is a new month — May 2020 — and matches have been found in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at Rudy’s, in Lafayette, at Blind Pig and, in Indianapolis, at Marco’s. In Feasterville, Pennsylvania, The Buck Hotel has matches with its name. In addition, matches have been found at Nora Gray, Montreal, Quebec, and Tofino Distillery, Tofino, British Columbia.
April 2020 started at the very end of the month with matches in Indiana — Southside Cigars and Northside Cigars, both in Indianapolis, and at Riegel’s Cigar in Fort Wayne.
Our thanks to the bulletins of the Empire Matchcover Club and Liberty Bell Matchcover Club for printing articles mentioning places that have matchbooks or matchboxes with their names.