COLLECTION OF THOUSANDS OF MATCHBOX COVERS DEPICTING A VARIETY OF
[ADVERTISING - 20TH CENTURY MATCHBOX COVERS]. [Rinpyō 燐票]. A COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 1300 MATCHBOX COVERS, LABELS AND ADVERTISING CARDS DEPICTING A VARIETY OF PRODUCTS, BUSINESSES, AND PASTIMES. A collection of carefully preserved matchbox covers, labels and advertising cards tipped-in to 2 commercially manufactured scrapbook albums. The albums are bound in heavy card stock. They are roughly 30 x 22 cm. each but are not uniform in appearance. The labels vary in size from 3.5 x 5.5cm to 7.5 x 11cm. Most are of the smaller size. The images on them include advertisements for restaurants and cafes as well as brands of clothing, alcohol, cars, bicycles and motorcycles.