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S. Rajesh,
Tamilnadu - India
Email: rajes1@gmail.com

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PHILLUMENY - Matchbox Labels Collection


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Phillumeny (also known as Phillumenism) is the hobby of collecting different match-related items: matchbox labels, printed matchbox outers, matchboxes, matchbook covers, matchbooks, and other forms of match packaging as well as match strikers, match holders, matchbox holders and matchbook holders.  Many phillumenists are interested in other aspects of the match industry and match trade. 

Collecting of matchbox labels emerged together with matches. In some collections it is possible to find labels from chemical matches, produced in 1810—1815—long before the modern matches arrived. Quite often people who went abroad brought back matchboxes as souvenirs from other countries.

After World War II a lot of match factories worked in close contact with local phillumenists, issuing special non-advertising sets. The hobby became especially widespread from the 1960s through the 1980s. Widespread introduction of bulky (for collectors) cardboard matchboxes with less distinct images on them, much poorer quality of print and, also some social phenomena, made this hobby (like many others, not connected with commerce) much less engaged.



















































































































































I have collect more than 400 match box labels, I will display the remaining matchbox labels very soon thank you., and wait for it,