Treasure hunter strikes lucky

Exhibitor Alan High

Unlike many of the more experienced members of the Society my knowledge of the history of a label, its manufacturing origins and distribution channels is that of a novice.  So whilst other exhibits will offer you many more facts and deeper passions for their hobby, I hope the labels below illustrate the depth and breadth of subject matter featured on the labels of what were throwaway moments in time, and maybe inspire you the reader to also collect a piece of history on a subject close to your heart. 

From art and design, culture, politics and humour, trains, planes, automobiles, propaganda, greatest achievements, worthy causes and any other topic you can think of has been created for a matchbox label. Have fun collecting your own. Click on an image below to enlarge it.

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