Italian imports to Portugal 19th century

Exhibitor : Joel Viana de Lemos

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Before the creation of the monopoly in the manufacture of matches in 1895, Portugal imported spring flap type matchboxes from eight Italian factories:

  • Ambrogio Dellacha; Abbona & Romagna; Benvenuti & Salsiccioni; Francesco Lavaggi e F.º ; Faustino de Medici; Giacomo de Medici; L. Baschiera e C.; Luigi de Medici

The number of boxes imported between 1882 and 1895 was very significant.

The following are matchboxes imported from each of these factories and below all panels of the respective series are shown.

Matchboxes by Ambrogio Dellacha. Abbona & Romagna, Benvenuti & Salsiccioni, Francesco Lavaggi e F.º
Matchboxes by Ambrogio Dellacha. Abbona & Romagna, Benvenuti & Salsiccioni, Francesco Lavaggi e F.º
Matchboxes by Faustino de Medici, Giacomo de Medici, L. Baschiera e C. , Luigi de Medici
Matchboxes by Faustino de Medici, Giacomo de Medici, L. Baschiera e C. , Luigi de Medici

 

 

 

 

 

These factories used the following Lithographic Printers:

  • Armanino – Genova; Doyen – Torino; Dello Stabilimento – Torino; Fratelli Tensi – Milano; Amusso – Biela; Giordana & Salussolia

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