Why I exhibit

A typical exhibit
A typical exhibit

Exhibitor : Jim Taylor

I really enjoy showing other people my collection, and Exhibitions are a great place to do this. In order to increase awareness of our hobby, have fun, and to raise money for Charity I do as many exhibitions as I can, always in memory of Charles Chappell and my mother Mrs. Barbara Taylor SRN. I have already raised over £15,000 for Charity from my Exhibits. Although I don’t own a computer I am delighted to be part of the Society’s first On-line Exhibition.

Charles and me in 1979
Charles and me in 1979

 

 

Matchbox Club labels from 1983
Matchbox Club labels from 1983

Charles Chappell started collecting in 1928, specialised in old Belgium had around 30,000 in his collection. He was a member of BML&BS Society and the Norwich Club as well.

Charles is the reason I began collecting, after meeting him in 1973.

I went to see him one evening and he told me the basics of the hobby.

 

 

 

Mum in 1942
Mum in 1942

My mother was a State Registered Nurse (SRN) and was very active during World War II on the Home Front. She always encourage me to collect.

 

Typical Exhibits

Whenever I Exhibit I like to show a range of Phillumeny materials, which I think non-collectors in particular will find interesting, and may even encourage them to start collecting and join the Society.

One of my Exhibits, 2010
One of my Exhibits, 2010

A typical Exhibit of mine would include :

  • box and packet labels, especially ones with coupons and offers
  • actual boxes, of varying sizes
  • items of hardware
  • teatowels and aprons from match companies

 

Here are some examples from my collection which you are likely to see in one of my Exhibitions, including examples of my specialisms “Foreign Made” and “Threes”. Click on an image to enlarge it.

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