The Star Match Corporation
The Star Match Corporation was one of the giants of the industry, using almost $284 million in stamps during the period from May of 1867 until March 1883. They continued on as an independent company until 1907, when Diamond Match finally bought them out. 14,827,260 were printed on old paper, 99,957,325 on silk paper and 168,886,956 on pink and watermarked papers. This copy is on watermarked paper.
A card proof of the Star Match stamp.
Some Star matches.