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Ivar Kreuger’s Matchbook
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Origin

Ivar Kreuger

Type

Matchbook

Effects

Grants financial success on borderline legality

Downsides

Gives frequent and debilitating headaches and nosebleeds

Activation

Lighting a match

Collected by

Grant Miller

Section

Cheque-832J

Aisle

237656-4092

Shelf

886149-1235-284

Date of Collection

January 27, 1941

[Source]


OriginEdit

Ivar Kreuger was a Swedish financier, entrepreneur and industrialist who co-founded the construction company Kreuger & Toll Byggnads AB, which specialized in new building techniques. By aggressive investments and innovative financial instruments he built a global match and financial empire. Between the two world wars, he negotiated match monopolies with European and Central and South American governments, and finally controlled between two thirds and three quarters of worldwide match production, becoming known as the "Match King”. He had fraud businesses to match his genuine ones, but his empire crashed during the Great Depression.

CollectionEdit

The matchbook was found by agent Grant Miller on January 27, 1941 in a New England laundromat.

EffectsEdit

When a match is lit, the user is able to achieve financial prosperity through their business/work, but many of their activities are only ‘technically’ legal. The user will suffer frequent and debilitating headaches and nosebleeds. The rate will increase over time, causing effects to appear several times every hour if habitually used of the span of years. The artifact does not seem to influence conscience or greed; any changes are due to the user’s introduction to newfound wealth.

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