Soon matchbooks were offered to customers of tobacco products, or left in the ashtrays of coffee shops and motels for the convenience of diners and overnight guests.
In most cases, it is just the match cover that is collected.
To help assuage the public’s fears, Traute had the friction strip moved to the outside of the matchbook and added the words "Close Cover Before Striking" to the cover.
Widespread acceptance only came after Traute realized that if his matchbooks were given away for free, they could be used to sell other products.
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Their first major sales success was the popular model of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation coach, which sold more than a million models.
Shortly thereafter, Lesney co-owner Jack Odell created a toy that effectively paved the way for the company's future success.
During the 1980s, Matchbox began to switch to the more conventional plastic and cardboard "blister packs", that were used by other die-cast toy brands such as Hot Wheels.
Phillumenists, as match cover collectors are known, "shuck" matchbooks by carefully prying open the staple to remove the matches from the cover. Bean, Federal, Lion, Monarch, and Ohio all produced collectible covers and features.
The matches are discarded and the covers are stored flat. Some phillumenists collect covers based on the company that made the matchbooks. Many other collectors organize their covers based on category.
The box style packaging was re-introduced for the collectors' market in recent years, particularly with the release of the "35th Anniversary of Superfast" series in 2004.
and Rodney Smith (hence the name Lesney, a portmanteau of Leslie and Rodney Smith's first names).
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