North of England Match Company – by Alan Middleton

Book For Sale –  direct from the author – North of England Match Co. West Hartlepool 1932 – 1954

In 1979 Alan Middleton published a 100 page book with the title North of England Match Co. Since that book launch, 40 years ago, he has continued to research the history of the company, their match products and company literature. The original book was printed in black & white.

This new book published in January 2020 by Ord Office Ltd., is in high quality colour throughout. It numbers an impressive 272 numbered pages, measures 210×148 mm (A5 size) and is approximately 15 mm thick. All known matchbox label’s of the North of England Match Co. (NEMCO) are included. Also illustrated is the associated advertising material and photographs of the match factory. Details of the company registration, structure, match brands and important dates in the life of the company are covered. It includes photographs and details of the catastrophic fire of the 30th August 1954.

This is an excellent addition to ones library and is a complete catalogue for the collector of NEMCO matchbox labels, those generally interested in matchbox label collecting or those interested in social history. 

This Copyright book has ISBN 978-1-5272-5484-8. It can be obtained direct from the author Alan Middleton, cost £30 plus postage. For U.K. delivery: £5 for postage and packing which will be dispatched in a padded envelope using the ‘signed for’ 2nd Class delivery service. Overseas members will need to contact for their Air Mail postage and packing cost.

Contact Alan:  alanedwardmiddleton@gmail.com

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