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The Vintage German Leader Matchbox is an example of how matchboxes were used to promote ideas and messages in Germany. This particular matchbox was used to raise morale for soldiers fighting in the German Army by showing a portrait of the leader of the German Army who was Adolph Hitler. Germans would see the portrait of their leader every time they went for a smoke which helped build loyalty and increase morale during the war.
We found these matchboxes in the Baltics and knew we wanted to import them. Due to regulations on shipping matches and wood products, we had all of the original matches removed to satisfy US Customs regulations. No worry though, we've put 10 brand new wooden matches into each box, allowing you to display the matchbox or use it as intended at your next historical event.