||Jeffrey Williams 058
I have been collecting since the mid-1960s. Before that, I gave away the matchbooks and matchboxes to friends who did collect them. After two friends moved away, I soon found myself with a fairly large collection. For approximately the first five years after college and graduate school, I had jobs in which I traveled 100,000 miles a year. Even shortly prior to my retirement, I still traveled several times a year. Needless to say, I was able to "pick up" a lot of matchbooks and matchboxes from a lot of places. As a collector, I belong to the Rathkamp Matchcover Society here in the U.S. In addition, I am past president of the Liberty Bell Matchcover Club, which serves the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area.