Milton Glaser's Russian Tea Room matches and Maitre D' Gary Sullivan



We found these at the Elephant's Trunk flea market in Connecticut 9 years ago, attached to a big matchbook display.
Walking around with it, a man came over and said "I love your matchbook collection! I noticed the Russian Tea Room matches and wanted to tell you I used to be the Maitre D' there for years!" After a while of chit-chatting we asked him to sign our matches (it's on the inside).
Alas, he died last year, but by all accounts he was as friendly all the time as he was that one time.

more on Milton Glaser on the always fascinating Container List
more on his RTR graphics at the too-infrequently-updated blog of Tim Groen
more on Maitre D Gary Sullivan from the Fire Island News

related: our Mr. Chow matches

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