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2022 Award winners announced from our On-line Phillumeny Exhibition

We are delighted to announce the Award winners from our 2022 On-line Phillumeny Exhibition :

  1. Members’ Award : Anthony’s Garage by Anthony Harris
  2. President’s Award : Sir Adamjee – From a Match Trader to a Nation Builder by Badrul Hisham Jaafar
  3. 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

Bangladesh third international virtual Matchbox and Labels Exhibition, January 2023

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

New book : Advertising Matches from Singapore

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.

Society AGM : information for members

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday 10th April during the Society Meeting in London. The agenda will be published in the April magazine, and members are invited to vote on the Resolutions.

  • If you want to make a postal vote on this year’s AGM Resolutions then click here
  • If you are unable to attend the Meeting but would like to join using Zoom the please contact us here

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