Monday, January 3, 2022

"Vulcan" Matchboxes

Three Different Antique Matchboxes Manufactured in Tidaholm, Sweden That Were All Sold Under a Variation of the "Vulcan" Brand Name


Monday, August 2, 2021

Yet Still Even More American Matches

The Front (Top) and Back (Bottom) of a Vintage Ohio Blue Tip Matchbox Manufactured In Wadsworth, Ohio by The Ohio Match Company Sometime Between 1957 & 1968 (While It Was a Division of Hunt-Wesson Foods, Inc.)

A Vintage Box of Diamond Brand Red Top Safety Matches Made in the USA (Most Likely During the 1970's or 1980's)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Soccer-Themed Matchboxes

One in a Series of Vintage La Central Brand  Soccer-Themed Matchboxes Made in Mexico Featuring Players of Mexican "Football" Teams on the Back

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Mad Matchbox Collector Returns...With an Apology

Hi Everyone, 

Please accept my sincerest apologies that I neglected this site for so long (I haven't posted in over two and a half years), but my matchbox collection and this blog has taken a backseat in my life. I have so many other interests including blogs on other subjects (as well as responsibilities) that I've been concentrating on, so frankly this blog has slipped from my mind. The craziest thing is that even without my attention, this mad blog apparently won't die, and seems to be even thriving. When I finally remembered it and decided to check on it,I discovered to my astonishment that it had 280 views yesterday alone (that's more than all the blogs I am currently writing right now combined). And I discover I have hundreds of comments awaiting moderation. Please forgive me but I will not and frankly not able to answer most of you kind readers' queries and questions. Most of the questions seem to be asking the value of specific matchboxes which unfortunately is a subject I have no real knowledge of (I don't even know the value of my own massive collection which I acquired rather cheaply through eBay and rummaging around in thrift stores). Other queries were about the years that specific matchboxes were released or about the history of certain match manufacturers. Once again, I am so sorry, but I don't really know. I am not an expert, but just a person who has (or rather had) a strong passion for the beauty of vintage matchboxes and merely wished to share my collection with others. Once again, I apologize if I have disappointed you or let you down. In the near future, I will try to return to making posts with photos of the many matchboxes I have in my collection (only the smallest fraction have appeared on this site so far), but today I just want to thank everyone so much for continuing to read this blog.

Best Wishes,

The Mad Matchbox Collector
Just One of the Countless Cigar Boxes and Other Containers Filled With My Massive Collection of Matchboxes

Monday, January 21, 2019

Yet Still Even More American Matches

An Antique Box of Ideal Brand Safety Matches Manufactured in the USA by America's Own Match Company

A Vintage Box of Thrift Brand Safety Matches Made in Pennsylvania by Wholesale Cash and Carry Inc.

An Antique American-Made Signal Light Matchbox Produced the Diamond Match Co.

A Vintage Box of Ohio Blue Tip Brand Strike Anywhere Matches Manufactured in the 1970s by the Ohio Match Company in Wadsworth, Ohio

An Antique Saginaw Tips Matchbox Made in Saginaw, Michigan by Sommers Bros. Match Co.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bullfighting-Themed Matchboxes

A Series of Vintage La Central Brand Matchboxes Made in Mexico Featuring Paintings of Bullfights

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Promotional Matchboxes - Passenger Lines

An Antique Matchbox Promoting The French Line Passenger Liners

A Swedish-Made Vintage Matchbox Advertising Swedish America Passenger Lines