Firelighter Matches / Firestarter Matches / Strikeable Firelighters
Firelighter matches (Firestarter Matches / Strikeable Firelighters) are made of a mixture of wooden chips and paraffin wax, and have a match composition head. Typically 40% wood and 60% wax. The carton or box having a safety match striking surface. Recent innovation, c1980s.
These packs are not yet thought of as in the mainstream by matchbox collectors, but there is likely to be an increasing interest in these cartons by collectors. They could form an interesting specialist collection. Collectors could arrange them in two categorises, the firelighter/firestarter packs themselves and matchboxes that have included in their design advertising for “Firelighter/Firestarter” matches.