Sunday, January 18, 2009

More Vintage Matchbooks

Today, we have a couple more matchbooks from Disneyland (see my last post for matchbooks from other areas of the park.) The photo above shows the front and back of a book that is from the late 70's/early 80's, and the photo below shows a book that is from 1975-1976, when the park was celebrating the nation's bicentennial. Both of these were given out at the Tobacco Shop that used to be on Main St. The shop was located between the Main St. Cinema and the Magic Shop (where the music store is now). The old "cigar store indian" still sits out front on the sidewalk.

I have now gone through my very small collection of Disneyland matchbooks, so just for good measure, I will throw in a couple from other theme parks. The matchbook below was given out at Knott's in the early 80's. At that time, Knott' s had just the one design and this is what was given out in all areas of the park.

In the mid to late 80's, Knott's redesigned their matchbooks and added Snoopy to the front and back covers. These were available in red and green.

The last photo for today, shows matchbooks that were sold in the souvenir shops at Universal Studio's in the early 90's.


Dad.. said...

BROTHER!! You're a collector after my own heart!!! I LOVE That Tobacconist matchbook! Check out my Disney matchbooks here..

Dad.. said...

HA! I've got that Green Knott's matchbook too!