Wednesday, December 2, 2009

uncut matchbox labels





Someday I'll get a flickr site up and going——I have thousands of these Czechoslovakian gems to share.

I'm sure you've seen maraid's great collections. Her museum set is one of my favorites.

6 comments:

Gina said...

"Thousands"? Jealous here, so jealous. :^)

Jane O Sullivan said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maraid/4140157147/in/set-72157604091517027/
I bet you really did love that link , so random but so ....so intriguing
Did you see the matchbook on the link elisabeth put up about a week ago , lettering etc...
hope you good :)

nath said...

ah! what things of rare beauty. love. want.

notions & potions said...

wish i had the opportunity to scan in more
of these lovely little guys for you

*sigh*

it sure was fun while it lasted :)

Maria said...

Hello! Yes, please, we'd love to see that flickr page!
Czech Republic is a paradise to buy old things. I bought over there a lot of the materials I use in my work. I guess some people would find it criminal to change and damage such beautiful things but I love working with these old bits.
My most treasured possession from Czechoslovakia is a packet of 1 million Czechoslovak koruna. When Czechoslovakia split all currency had to be destroyed.Packets of notes all cut into small bits were sold on the streets. A friend gave me a packet to use on my work but it's such a nice "thing" I never had the courage to open it.
I really like your blog. I'll visit again!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Oh I collect these too. I have the top uncut set.