Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Maker: Diamond Match Div Ft Lauderdale Fla (Ebay: Carl's Match Covers)
"Friendly" may be superseding "courteous" as a taxi selling point. In any case, the cartoon Checker driver certainly seems to personify friendliness.
Maker: Diamond Match Co. Tampa FL (Matchcover Collector: Taxi & Cabs)
This company no doubt chose the Roman god Mercury as a symbol because of his reputatation as a speedy messenger. They were likely unaware of his original associations -- commerce, luck, trickery and thieves.