10 stunning matchbox labels

justCollecting

justCollecting

2016-04-26 13:58:51

It might surprise you to learn that matchbox labels have a big collector base, with the rarest specimens changing hands for thousands of dollars.

The sheer variety and inventiveness of the designs is intoxicating.

The hobby even has a name. Phillumeny. Here are 10 of the most impressive specimens we could find. 

10. 

Japan - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Japan - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

9.

Austria - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Austria - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

8.

Austria - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Austria - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

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Austria - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Austria - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

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Czechoslovakia - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Czechoslovakia - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

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Sweden - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Sweden - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

4.

Japan - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Japan - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

3.

Norway - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Norway - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

2.

Sweden - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Sweden - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

1. 

Sweden - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

Sweden - Image: Matchbox-label-sale

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