On 7th November 2022 the Reuters news agency reported that Philip Morris has been successful in its bid to buy Swedish Match. Their declared intention is to take Swedish Match private.
We are delighted to announce the Award winners from our 2022 On-line Phillumeny Exhibition :
- Members’ Award : Anthony’s Garage by Anthony Harris
- President’s Award : Sir Adamjee – From a Match Trader to a Nation Builder by Badrul Hisham Jaafar
- Committee’s Award : 19th Century scrapbook albums, 21st century treasure by Jesús María Bollo Garcia
These three Exhibits are now in the Permanent Gallery.
We will be holding another On-line Phillumeny Exhibition in October 2023.
If you have any questions about the Exhibition then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bangladesh Matchbox Collectors’ Club (BMCC) have announced that they will hold their third international virtual Matchbox and Labels Exhibition from 1st to 15th January 2023, and they are encouraging collectors to contribute. The theme for the Exhibition is : Life on matchboxes & labels.
Full details of how to participate can be found on their web site here. The last date for submissions is 20th December 2022
On 5th July 2022 a Blue Plaque was unveiled in Bow, London, commemorating the famous Match Girls strike of 1888.
Full details of the unveiling, and the campaign to remember this landmark 19th century event, can be found on The Matchgirls Memorial website.
We’re pleased to announce that the Kidlington meeting will be back in 2023 after its absence due to Covid.
It will take place on Sunday January 15th 2023 from 09:00 to 15:00.
More details can be found here.
Our friends at the Rathkamp Matchcover Society have announced the dates of this year’s Convention : 14th to 21st August 2022 at the Doubletree Westlake, 1100 Crocker Rd., Westlake, OH 44145. RMS is celebrating its 80th year in 2022.
Full details of the Convention can be found on their web site
A new book has just been published called Striking! Advertising Matches from Singapore which can be purchased here.
With its rectangular and pocket-friendly form, matchboxes plastered with advertisements once offered an affordable and portable means of marketing for restaurants, hotels and other businesses. This collection of over 350 covers from Singapore—each reproduced true to size—captures the city-state’s colourful modernisation during the 1970s to 1990s. An accompanying essay on the history of matchbox production in Singapore along with seven curated themes reveals the many meanings and cultures emblazoned on each design.
A full review will be published in our August magazine.