Last Updated on 10/24/2004 by bidz

Matchcovering Collectors

Collector’s Corner:
By Michele Alice
October 24, 2004

“Phillumenists? Who are they?

Actually, they are a worldwide group of collectors of all things having to do with matches.

Though the hobby, called phillumeny, comprises everything from manufacturers’ catalogs and samples to such non-ephemera (“hardware”) as match strikers, it is the collecting of matchcovers, matchboxes, and matchbox labels that is of paramount interest.”

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