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During WWII, Hitler was used in a lot of goofy products. Superman punched him out, Bugs Bunny pulled his pants down, and this matchbook let you strike a match on his butt.



  • Fact 1: The hobby of collecting matches, matchbooks and boxes is known as phillumeny.
  • Fact 2: The earliest matches were pine sticks impregnated with sulfur, and were used to light oil lamps in 6th-century China.
  • Fact 3: Modern friction matches use phosphorus sesquisulfide heads, which ignite when dragged across a suitably rough surface.
  • Fact 4: The first matchbook was patented in 1892, and quickly became the standard for packaging matches for sale.
  • Fact 5: The first novelty matchbook appeared in 1895, with pasted photos and a hand-written advertisement for the Mendelson Opera Company.

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