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United Nations

United Nations
Title
United Nations
Date 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions 
1 1/2 x 1 7/8 in (3.7 x 4.9 cm)
Description 
Blue cardboard matchbook with reverse striker; "UNITED NATIONS" and "NATIONS UNIES" in silver above and below logo of laurel wreath and world in silver on front; "BE SAFE CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING" in silver on footer; "UNIVERSAL MATCH CORP., NEW YORK" in silver on manumark.
Credit Line 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Object Number 
2007.6.306
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group