For your viewing pleasure, some images from my matchbox label collection.
Matchbox Label, Calcutta. PSAW ephemera collections
Matchbox label. Kali, detail.
matchbox label. Kali. Detail.
I bought a slew of Swedish matchbox labels for Tove, of AO! Glass and Atelier Tove because she is Swedish and I thought she and her kids would get a kick out of them.
Countryside Safety Match. Made in Sweden. PSAW & Atelier Tove collections.
Cockfight Safety Matches. Made in Sweden. PSAW & Atelier Tove Collections.
Swedish Matchbox Label, Cockfight, detail
And then there are the Japanese Matchbox Labels. Here are a few from my collection:
Matchbox label, Japan. Detail
Matchbox Label. Made in Japan. PSAW ephemera collection.
Matchbox Label, Japan. Detail
Matchbox Label. Japan. PSAW ephemera collections.
Matchbox Label, Swans, Japan. Detail