|UES — An abbreviation for United Eastern Swapfest, held annually in Hagerstown, MD.|
USPS — An abbreviation for the United States Postal Service.
UPS — An abbreviation for United Parcel Service.
U.S. Pat. No. 1,735,258. Patented in Canada 1929 — The first part of an older Lion Match Co. manumark. The second line reads: Lion Match Co., N.Y. Made in U.S.A. An earlier version of the second line reads: Lion Match Co. New York.
U.S. Stationery Corp. — An old, defunct advertising specialty company located in Elizabeth, NJ that sold match books.
U.S. Business Card Co. — An old, defunct advertising specialty company located in New York City that sold match books.
U.S. Navy Ships — (See Navy Ships).
U.S. Novelty Co. — An old, defunct advertising specialty company located in New York City that sold match books.
Ultraslim — A Diamond Match Co. trademark for a style of matchbox, smaller than the pocketbox slim, measuring 2 in. X 2 3/4 in. when opened and flattened. This box was first introduced in 1984. Over 3,000 varieties have been reported.
Uniglo (Uni-Glo) — A Universal Match Corp. trademark whose matchcover surface appears to be like Styrofoam or melted silk and seem to glow with bright colors. There are more than 9,000 varieties known. The Uniglo II is a later version of this style with a slightly different surface appearance.
Union Allumettiere, S.A. — A European match book manumark from Belgium.
Union Match — A European matchcover manumark from Belgium.
Union Match Co. — An old, defunct match company that started in 1926, and was located in New York City, NY, and Hudson, NY. It went out of business in 1938, and was absorbed by Federal Match Corp. They made principally “Tall” matchcovers. (See Tall).
Union Match Co. — An old, defunct match company that was located in Duluth, MN, around 1900. It mostly produced kitchen boxes.
United Matchonians — A matchcover club that started in 1936 and was organized by Ernest Damron, Sistersville, WV. This club never held a meeting. It ceased operating in 1951.
Union Label — A part of the manumark indicating the symbol of a union shop. This symbol is offered to the match book customer but is not required.
Union Quality — The wording used on the footer line of matchcovers produced by the Union Match Co., of New York and Hudson, NY, used between 1929 and 1934.
Unit Match Co. — An old, defunct match company that produced Disc Wheel matches in the late 1930s or early 1940s. The factory was probably located in Elizabeth, NJ.
United Match Co. — Another name for the U.S. Match Co., an old, defunct match co.
United Eng. Corp. — An old, defunct printing or advertising specialty company located in Kenilworth, NJ that specialized in printing matchcovers. This company operated in the early 1930s.
United States Match Corp. — An old, defunct match company that was located in New York City .
United States Match Co. — An old, defunct match company that was located in Detroit, MI.
Universal Match Corp. — An active match company that was located in Missouri until 1987, and started production in 1925. Now part of Diamond Brands, it primarily manufactured match books, but boxes were issued during World War
II and after 1977.
Universal Match Co., Sao Paulo — A South American match book manumark from Brazil. Universal Match began operating in Brazil in 1955.
Universities — (See Colleges).
Unscored — A matchcover that does not have traditional saddle machine creases, but is still considered a true matchcover.
Unstruck — Matchcovers that have not been struck by a match. (See Unused).
Unused — Matchcovers that have no marks on the strikers. (See Unstruck).
Used — Matchcovers on which the striker has been marked by striking a match stick against it. (See Struck, Hit, Bitten).