Goldsmith Bros. Match Books

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Company Name & Address:

            Goldsmith Bros.

            77 Nassau St.

            New York, N.Y. 10008

Estimated Price Range:   $2.-$4. each

Dimensions:   1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″

Colors:  various

Weight:   .1  oz

Picture Credit:  HDVD

Description:  These 3 different match books from Goldsmith Bros. in different eras are important as Goldsmith first claimed to be “The Downtown Department Store”, then “America’s Largest Stationers” and finally the “World’s Largest Stationers”. I visited this very large establishment when I worked in downtown NYC in the 1950s & 60s. The company was founded in 1886.