MY name is Neil from Canberra in the ACT and a Match Collector for over 50 years now.
Always looking for more matchbooks and matchboxes to add to my collection of 1,000,000 plus.......
HOPE YOU ENJOY MY SITE
(last updated July 2016) =================================D
NOTE: If you have a match collection and you would like to give them away to a match collector like me please email me or SMS me....Thanks
I like to collect mainly unused matchbooks, matchboxes, old matchbox labels but happy with any that are used as well....I also like to collect most other match related items like....old match ads from old newspapers or books, playing cards that have matchboxes/matches on them plus I also like to collect any Redheads items or match products from Match Companies like Bryant & May, Swedish Match Company and from the USA.
Here is my (Neil's) Match Room
Some Info on collecting matchboxes just click here at
Some of my Redheads Matches on display here -
Would you like to see the Redheads Match Products
Our Local Match Clubs
If you are a collector and would like to join a Match Club here in Australia and get to meet and trade with other collectors or if you would like an application to join the Australian Match Cover Collectors Society (AMCCS) in Melbourne just let me know.
Sydney Phillumenist Club
AMCCS (SA Branch)
Mr David Figg
After some Match Products or Other Paper Products that Promote.......
You can check it out here at.........
New Catalogue here at:
Founded in 1969 by Arthur Nackman, Admatch Regal, a family owned and operated company,
brands, prints, and helps design images on products ranging from custom printed Matchbooks,
Matchboxes, Bar Coasters, Cocktail & Dinner Napkins, Hand Towels, Toothpick Packs, Cups,
and much more. Admatch Regal has distribution nationwide with customers in all 50 U.S. States as well as much of Canada, and parts of Europe. We are a veteran of the printing and branding industry and always strive to put forth the best and most effective promotional
products possible for all advertising opportunities and mediums. Quite simply,
we produce products that promote!Admatch Regal is a custom branding and paper-products promotional company serving industries that include restaurants, hotels, bars, lounges, music venues, casinos, retail stores, sports teams, and film/TV events, among many
We are a supplier member of ASI, SAGE, Promo Marketing, and Distributor Central where
a full database of distributors can be found as well as our digital catalog.
Overseas Match Clubs
British Matchbox Label & Booklet Society
USA & Canada
Now a club member of the Casino Matchcover Club in the USA and if you would like to join just send me an email and I will give you the details.
Rathkamp Matchcover Society (RMS)
Liberty Bell Matchcover Club
Lone Star Matchcover Club
Sierra-Diablo Matchcover Club
International Match Safe Association
Some of my favourite sites
The Swedish Match
Swedish Match has a strong position in a number of markets for matches. The brands are mainly local and very strong in each country like the Redheads here in Australia.
Originally the logo for Redheads red tipped safety matches, Miss Redhead today is an Australian cultural icon and the subject of hundreds of caricatures and makeovers in annual contests sponsored by Redheads.
The Matchcover Vault (USA) -
By Mike Prero
In any hobby, knowledge leads to both skill and enjoyment.
This site has been created and is maintained to enhance those facets of the matchcover collector's life.
Matchbooks have been around since 1892, when Joshua Pusey patented the idea of paper matches, whose tips were dipped in a solution of sulphur and phosphorus and then stapled to a piece of cardboard. The Diamond Match Company promptly purchased Pusey’s patent (he remained Diamond’s attorney for the rest of his life), and in 1894, a company salesman named Henry Traute got his first order for 10 million matchbooks bearing ads for Pabst beer on their covers.
Now some of my favourite Match Categories that I like to collect
I have many favourites that I like to collect and here are just some.......
Hogs Breath Cafe
Route 66 (USA)
Hard Rock Cafe.
Me at the HRC in Beijing back in 2010
I also like Matchbooks/Matchboxes with Marilyn Monroe on them.
Matchbooks from No.9 Fishermen's Grotto in San Francisco Restaurant.
Big Things (Aust)
These are Big Things all around Australia like The Big Pineapple in QLD and The Big Merino at Goulburn in NSW.
My favourite radio station 1053 2ca here in Canberra www.2ca.com.au/
Hogs Breath Cafe (Aust)
See my Flipboard Mag on Collecting Matchbooks here at:
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
My mobile number is (SMS) 0421 325 611
(last updated July 2016)