Sunday, 13 February 2005


Phillumeny is the organised collecting of Matchbox Labels. Well, there you go!

The website for Organised Phillumeny in Australia even tells me there is going to be a national exhibition in Sydney in April 2005. Wish I was there!

Then, there is a website for Matchbox Redheads of Australia. I love it! Just wish some of the pictures were a little larger for me to borrow. Because that one that first arrived in 1946, and was on boxes to 1958 is the one I want. The one I spotted in DH's tin was from 1958 to c.1971.

But there are some other fun ones on there too. Almost enough to make me want to be a phillumenist - I was one as a kid, when they brought out all the different labels and you tried to collect them all - the late 1950s and early 1960s, I think.

So, maybe I have already been a phillumenist. Might have to go to Sydney in April. :)


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