MINIATURE ART: VINTAGE MATCHBOX LABELS

If you like vintage illustrations, then these old matchbox labels would surely be a treat. Almost of all these were taken from the Flickr account of Jane McDevitt (aka maraid), where she keeps photos of over 1,600(!!) vintage matchbox labels. Her collection, composed mostly of labels from 1950’s and 1960’s Eastern Europe, is definitely worth the visit. (I regret not having discovered about vintage matchbox labels sooner, considering the flea markets I have already seen in Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia and Hungary.) Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to know in which countries they were produced. Happy weekend!
German matchbox labelGerman matchbox label 2

Czechoslovakian matchbox label 2

Czechoslovakian matchbox labelCzechoslovakian matchbox label 3 Hungarian matchbox label Hungarian matchbox label 2 Russian matchbox label 2 Russian matchbox label Polish matchbox label Polish matchbox label 2Lithuanian matchbox labelSlovakian matchbox label Japanese matchbox labelPolish matchbox label 4agence_eureka on Flickr agence_eureka on Flickr 2

Images:

(1-2) Germany, via maraid on Flickr

(3-5) Slovakia, via maraid on Flickr

(6-7) Hungary, via maraid on Flickr

(8-9) Russia, via maraid on Flickr

(10-11) Poland, via maraid on Flickr

(12) Lithuania, via maraid on Flickr

(13) Slovakia, via David Shultz on Pinterest

(14) Japan, via Shailesh Chavda on Flickr

(15) ?, via Alexis Taylor on Pinterest

(16-17) ?, via agence eureka on Flickr

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