This oversized vintage matchbook is from the El Palomino Lodge and Café which was just north of Fort Collins, Colorado. The cover on the “striking” side has a picture of the motel with a silhouette of a rearing horse and the back side has a picture of the interior of the restaurant. The inside has a map of the United States and basically says no matter where you were traveling to or from; We‘re On Your Way. The large matches inside have a colorful picture of Long’s Peak printed across them and reads; View The Rugged Rockies From The Lodge. These Giant Feature Match Books were made by the Lion Match Co. of Denver with 1933 patent dates.
The matchbook in its closed state measures about 4 1/4” by 3 3/8” and is in fair, unused condition. The edges are worn with several small tears and two larger tears on the back side.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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