Flip-open inside cover
GIANT BUTCHER COVER MATCHES
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A Japanese record store issued this record-album-sized matchbook as a promotional gimmick in the early to mid 1980's. The flip-open front cover and the back were exact-size reproductions of the butcher cover album. Inside were 40 authentic removeable matches, complete with a striker. The upper inside cover featured a history of the albums' release and recall, the trunk cover photo, and the address and maps of the companies' two locations. Now very difficult to find, we have never seen these offered for sale since they originally came out.
Front and back of LP-size matchbook cover
Second issue with short 3" matches