RMS Sample Matchcover - "Full-Length Midget"
 
A cover is termed "Full-Length" if the design runs horizontally over the cover's length.
There are many beautiful examples to be seen in collections. But, the particular cover
shown here also happens to be a "Midget," and that is a far rarer circumstance. Midgets
were the products of Lion Match Co. (although Ohio Match Co. produced a lesser
number of similar sized covers). The Midget met its demise with the oncoming shortages
of materials resulting from World War II.
 
Over 9,000 different Midgets are known, and Full-Length designs (in all categories '
combined) probably run well over 15,000.

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