“Vintage Mini Marlboro Box 25’s Filter Wood Stick Matches & Matchbox” (sold on eBay for $6.99)
While we’ve looked at an number of cigarette pack-shaped objects in the past—(radios, amplifier, doll case, flash diffuser, charms, crayons, playing cards, tasers, ashtrays & cigarette lighters)— for some reason we’d never considered matches.
While Marlboro appears to be the brand that has utilized this particular advertising medium the most, plenty of other big tobacco brands have also put out promotional cigarette-pack shaped matchboxes.
My preference is for cigarette-pack/matchbox mash-ups to be matchboxes of the classic “slide tray” variety. There are, however, other cigarette pack shaped matchboxes that go a bit further and imitate the “flip top” structure of the Marlboro flip-top box.
(Some of those “flip top” Marlboro matchboxes, after the fold…)