I have been adding to the collection of vintage French match strikers at the shops, and have found some real gems as of late. They just have great soul as an object. The varying fonts just makes me dizzy with happiness. Popular during the turn of the 20th century in bistros throughout France, most were an advertisement for liquor companies. You can just imagine them all neatly lined up on the tables for waiting customers. They work beautifully for lighting candles, as a paperweight, or just a cool looking object on a side table.