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My friend Tom Taylor, the noted radio analyst, wrote to tell me he's very excited about his latest purchase -- World War Two-era matchbooks. Who knew there was such a specialty!?
"Wanna see a cool WWII matchbook? I bought this at the Brimfield antique markets in Massachusetts two weeks ago, and I've never owned it before, though I've heard about it. There are two jokes here in what's called a "featured matchbook", so read the 3 pics in numerical order. In good shape with all its matchsticks (which this one lacks), this is worth about $80." (He didn't say how much he paid.)
These are actually the only known photos of Tom's fingers. Historians take note! It's an Off-Ramp exclusive.