Circus Hall Of Fame - Sarasota, Florida - Extra-wide 1960s(?) Vintage Matchbook


Circus Hall Of Fame - Sarasota, Florida - Extra-wide 1960s(?) Vintage Matchbook

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Circus Hall Of Fame - Sarasota, Florida - Extra-wide 1960s(?) Vintage Matchbook :
$8


CIRCUS HALL OF FAME
Sarasota, Florida
Vintage Matchbook Cover

Description: Here's an interesting vintage super-sized matchbook cover from the Circus Hall of Fame, located on North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida. The place advertised itself as "A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF CIRCUS GREATS FROM ALL GREAT CIRCUSES". It also offered "CONTINUOUS SHOWS DAILY RAIN OR SHINE -- FROM 9:30 UNTIL 4:30". The cover has a series of circus-related vignettes such as "Gargantua The Great Death Mask", "Gay Sunburst Wheels of the Circus Parade Days", "History of Circus Rail Transportation in Miniature", "Tom Thumb Carriage - Presented by Queen Victoria in 1954", "Puppet Room - A Collection Reaching Back to Early Puppetry", "Wallace, Famous Circus Lion That Killed His Trainer". Marionette Shows - Performances Daily", "Jenny Lind Memorial - Copy of Castle Garden Theatre and Miss Lind's Own Sleigh", "Entrance Building to the Circus Hall of Fame", "'Two Hemispheres' Band Chariot, Largest Band Wagon Ever Build, Cost P.T. Barnum $40,000 and Required Team of 40 Horses", "Working Miniatures of Famed Circus Rides", and "Panoramic View of Arena".

There's no printing on the inside.

Produced by Universal Match Corp., Tampa, Fla.

Actual Size: approx. 2" x 12.75" (closed) Date: Not dated, but I believe it's from the 1960s Condition: Very good, I'd say. The cover is clean and the striker does not show any evidence of use. The matches and the 4 staples that held them have been removed. There's a top-to-bottom crease about 2" from one end of the cover and a smaller crease a couple inches further in. (Please see scans.)


Circus Hall Of Fame - Sarasota, Florida - Extra-wide 1960s(?) Vintage Matchbook :
$8

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