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Old 29-11-20, 02:39 PM
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Can anyone suggest a date for this box of matches?
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Old 29-11-20, 02:45 PM
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Just googled WIMCO, Western India Match Co started production 1923.
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Old 29-11-20, 05:22 PM
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Ron, Going back to 1949 and up to Mid 50s, my collection shows that style of label stuck on very thin wood for the box, I’m guessing yours is of that era. There are some very Ghoulish designs on match boxes of that period. I can post some pics if you like, though they are hardly Military! Regards, David J.
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Old 29-11-20, 07:38 PM
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David,
Always happy to see other people’s collections.
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Old 29-11-20, 11:26 PM
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Ron, Strange that you showed the Horse Head, as you see, I have one too! Others that might interest you are “Sun Brand” by IMCO,(maybe a later trade mark from WIMCO). The rather gruesome “KALI”, presumably for the Asian market. Interesting “Three Pipe” made in occupied Japan,possibly ‘46 or ‘47 vintage. The “Magic Square” with an interesting play on the number of matches. I like the art work in the mini “Cheeta Fight”. I particularly remember the Flooding in South East England and Holland and was pleased at that time to add to the National Flood Fund Appeals ( see the KWF Lucifers label). Lastly, have you any Idea of the truth to a story I was told in the early 50’s that China had built a number of new industrial cities and named them with foreign names so as to market items with a spurious place of manufacture stamped on the Items. I draw your attention to the labels with the Chinese script or characters. Made in EuroRe on the one and EuroPe on the other. I do not recognize the flag on the other label. Cheers, David J.
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Old 30-11-20, 08:35 AM
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David,
Thanks for those, the Asian labels are great because they display such wonderful artwork. The flag is from Thailand, makes me wish I had kept more of my small collection. Had a friend who worked at the printers who supplied Bryant and Mays book match covers he had albums full of them.
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Unknown Roman provincial coin. Severus Alexander??
Possibly from Odessos Thrace, could be river god seated on rocks.
Cant measure the size because after photographing it dont remember where I put it. I blame the meds.
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Merry Christmas.
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Old 27-12-20, 12:11 PM
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1790s Condor token.
Geo Prince of Wales halfpenny.
London and Middlesex halfpenny, Royal Coat of Arms.
Stamped around the rim payable in London and Dublin.
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Italian lithographic art card circa 1905?
Embossed and gilded by the manuscript illustrator Alberto Prosdocimi (1852-1925).
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Nurses badge? Pre 1979 when the Royal title was conferred.
J R Gaunt marked to reverse, nice quality.
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Japanese woodblock print on rice paper? (reproduction?) has age and is fragile.
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1916 Flags of the Allies postcard.
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Silk cigarette card, dont know the issuer the set or the date?
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Small matchox label. 1911.
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