|K.P.H.O. Set — Issued from the television station KPHO in Phoenix, AZ, the complete set contains 24 matchcovers. As they were originally issued through local vending machines, this set is extremely difficult to complete. Each matchcover is a 20-stick with the front showing a TV Screen, and the back says “Take 5 For”…followed by the various shows on the air at that time.|
Kaeser & Blair, Inc. — An well known advertising specialty company located in Cincinnati, OH, that sold match books. At one time, this was one of the largest advertising speciality companies in the mid-west and sold just about every imaginable advertising specialty item. They began operating around 1894.
Kentucky Match Co. — An old, defunct match company that was located in Evansville, IN.
King Midas Match Co. — An old, defunct match company that was located in Los Angeles, CA, and was taken over by Universal Match Corp. around 1942.
Kitchen Matches — Type of box matches produced by various companies. These were popular in the kitchen for lighting the cook stove. Most were the “strike anywhere” type, first produced around 1912. (See SAW, Strike Anywhere Matches).
Knot Hole — A matchcover category with a round “knot hole” in the front revealing the match sticks inside. These were frequently found on Features and show the designs printed on the wide match sticks through the Knot Hole. (See Die-Cut Hole).
Knoxville World’s Fair — The World’s Fair opened in 1982, in Knoxville, TN, and only issued a handful of lackluster matchcovers commemorating the event.
Kolff Lucifers — A European matchcover manumark from The Netherlands.
Konsum-Zundholzfabrik Riesa — A European match book manumark from East Germany.
Konsum Zundwarenmark — A European match book manumark from East Germany.
Kosher — (See Jewish Themes).
Kreuger, Ivar — Managing director of Swedish Match when it was formed in 1917. He began a program to gain control of the world’s match production capacity, which was highly successful in the 1920s. Kreuger committed suicide in 1932, due to enormous losses due to the Great Depression. Also known as “The Match King.”
Kromecoat — A type of paper stock used for making newer matchcovers (post-1965).