(gia500) This full Lion Giant match book is from Earl Scheib's Auto Painting on Pico at La Brea, Santa Monica Blvd. and South Fairfax, probably in Los Angeles, CA. Notice the early telephone numbers (WEbster 8815 & WEbster 3-4892) on the front. The back shows a Christmas Tree with presents. The sticks (last image) shows Santa with his bag of toys.[From the AMCC WebSite - Giant Feature Match Book -- A Lion Match Co. trademark for match books, which usually contained one large comb of wide match sticks (but may have had up to four) (with or without imprint) and measured 9 1/16 in. by 3 3/8 in. Each match stick measured 3 1/4 in. x 1/4 in. Themes included Christmas, business, product, and service establishments. Giants were started around 1936 and were still in production 1994. During WWII, the O.P.A. banded the manufacturer of Lion Giants except those with Christmas themes. ]
This Lion Giant match book is NEAR MINT & UNSTRUCK with all the matches retained. T is some minor TLC handling present, but nothing serious. You are viewing the both sides and the inside/sticks of the ONE match book in this sale. Difficult to date exactly, but probably from the 1940s. (Note: On the image showing the sticks, the match book was held down by a piece of glass, tfore you see two edges on either side of the stick. They are not part of the match book.)(>^,,^<) (>^,,^<) (>^,,^<) (>^,,^<) (>^,,^<) (>^,,^<) (>^,,^<) (>^,,^<) Another Matchcover Connection/Matchcover Connection Too eBay Item by C.J. & Bill Retskin and The American Matchcover Collecting Club (AMCC). PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING OR BUYING ~~ PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING OR BUYING ~~ PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING OR BUYING STANDARD TERMS: 1. METHOD OF PAYMENT : (revised 07/28/09) PayPal is accepted for all sales. Payment is expected within three days. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS with your payment. If you don't use PayPal, please contact us before bidding . 2. Winning Bidders & Customers: It is your responsibility to insure that and are added to your address book or e-mail safe list; otherwise, you may not receive important sales/payment information from us, an invoice for which is sent the morning after the auction or sale ends.
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