Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
White cardboard matchbook printed in white and black; all the text on the matchcover is printed in black; "SHOEI / JAPANESE RESTAURANT / 27 W. 8th St. (Bet. 5th & 6th Aves.) / N.Y.C." is printed on the front below kanji text. "CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING" is printed on the footer. A design emblem comprised of three coniferus trees within a circle is printed on the reverse above the striker; Printed on the manumark is "ENCORE SALES . NEW YORK".
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
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