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Wednesday
Jul042012

American Matches Pencil Giveaway Panel

Hey folks!  I ran across this great old giveaway retail insert the other day.  I always enjoy finding retail giveaway panels because of the enthusiasm displayed in the graphics to get your attention.  This bold one from American Matches is no exception.  It's 6" x 3" and looks to be about the size of the larger boxes of matchsticks.  So I'm guessing it fit right inside the top of the matchbox interior pull-out drawer.

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Reader Comments (4)

Help me out Brian, I'm not familiar with these and don't have a sense of what size this is and how it was used. Was this located inside the match box?

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPostcard Ranch

Thanks for reminding me Mark! I forgot to give the dimensions (I added some content to the last of the post).

July 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

You'd have to use a lot of matches to get your "4 Lead Pencils"!...with your name stamped in gold no less! Nice post!

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Somehow that reminds me of how kids used to chew on the ends of their pencils. Do they still do that? Do they still use pencils? If I had kids I would know this stuff.

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

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