Boxcar o'Matches

Discussion in 'Memorabilia' started by fredman23, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    The elusive Frisco boxcar of matches, seldom seen in captivity.

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  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    That's so cool! You deserve 10 likes for it.

  3. Ted Johnson

    Ted Johnson Member Supporter

    I still have a box of em, a few missing matches though.
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  4. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    My folks used up all the matches to light cigarettes, for heaven's sake! You'd think they'd recognize a collectible when it was right in front of them!
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  5. I'd love to know how many of those they gave away. They still appear at every swap meet. Even here in Ohio. There is a red car also. The Frisco did all they could to encourage lung cancer. LOL
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  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    I had about 10-12 boxes, all full in great shape, both red and yellow box cars. I had to give them away as our movers back in Sept, 2016, would not ship flammable matches. Rats!
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  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    I have seen them in flea markets and antique shops nearly everywhere I have been. I'm willing to bet there were hundreds of thousands given away.
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  8. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    That, as they say, sucks. I guess they would have had to placard the truck.
  9. davidgaines

    davidgaines Member

    Jeff, Are you wanting boxcar matches? I have 9 boxes, yellow box car. Check the Other tab in my FRISCO spreadsheet. It is posted in the Swap Meet forum where you found my HO STUFF spreadsheet.
  10. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    Thanks anyway, Dave. I think one boxcar of matches is enough.

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