Phillumeny is the name of our hobby, and we are known as Phillumenists.
Phillumeny includes the collecting of: matchbox labels, skillets, matchboxes, bookmatches, bookmatch covers, match holders, matchbox holders, bookmatch holders, all related packaging and materials and everything connected to the match manufacturing industry.
This section is a source of information for Phillumenists and non-collectors :
- If you want to know more about Phillumeny and organising your collection then click on Beginners’ Guide
- We have created a Glossary which defines terms used in Phillumeny and points out occasionally misused terms.
- The Friction Match was invented by John Walker, find out more about him here
- There are many web sites connected with our hobby. Links to some of these can be found here