...This is one of the best examples of early matchbook covers that we've ever seen. In fact the co co club of Hoboken New Jersey went up in flames in 1890 and nobody thought any of the matchbooks had survived. You have not only the matchbook but all of the matches in tact and stuck to the strike board with the original glue. This really is an incredible find and a bit of history of New Jersey...
Then they hear that this book of matches from the coco club in New Jersey is worth 20 dollars. That crestfallen look says it all. It's even better when the expert continues to go on about how great it is that they have seen this great find even as the value is sadly scrolling across the bottom of the screen with that magic sparkle effect that only 5 minutes prior was being used to display the price of a native American pot worth 120k.
- Louis Comfort Tiffany - Often, you will hear about a Tiffany vase or lamp. But when the expert talks about it, they will only ever use the entire name. Because you wouldn't want to confuse the piece with something by the dubious Louis Slackjaw Tiffany. Other people you don't want to confuse with their more famous counter parts are Rembrandt van Rind and Fred Lloyd Wright and Mark Walberg.
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