The Grand Ticino

Object Number: 
ca. 1960-1980
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)
White cardboard matchbook printed in white and black on the exterior and red on the interior; "The Grand Ticino", is printed on the front to the left of a logo design depicting a guard in a archway wearing Renaissance style garb and holding a spear. ; "CLOSE COVER .. STRIKE ON BACK" is printed on the footer. "GREENWICH VILLAGE / 228 THOMPSON ST. / 777-5922" is printed on the reverse above the striker; "ESTABLISHED 1919" is printed on the saddle; Printed on the manumark is "ENCORE SALES NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group