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ca. 1960-1980
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 4.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 2 x 1/4 in.)
White cardboard matchbook printed in peach and blue on the matchcover; the matchcover is designed as an all around label with a sprinkling of five-point stars printed in blue on the front, the reverse and the saddle; "AMERICA" is printed in blue on the front and is flanked by two larger five-point stars; "9-13 East 18th Street / New York City / 212-505-2110" is printed in blue on the reverse above the striker and is surrounded by the densest group of the five-point stars; three, evenly spaced five-point stars are printed in blue below the striker; "CLOSE COVER .STRIKE MATCH ON BACK" is printed on the footer and "THE DIAMOND MATCH CO. NEW YORK, NY" is printed on the manumark.
Credit Line 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Object Number 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group