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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: M: 2011/3/2
Object name: Matchbox
Title: Matchbox
Description: An empty cardboard matchbox inside an enamelled metal matchbox holder with a design of three penguins.
Classified name:
SPRI theme memorabilia and souvenirs
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 662.5
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT matchboxes
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A matchbox holder and matchbox. The holder is made of enamelled metal; it is orange with a design of three penguins on the top surface. The matchbox is made of cardboard, and has a sliding drawer, and a striking panel on either side. The top of the matchbox is green, red, white and black and reads 'PETITE // SAFETY MATCHES // MADE IN SWEDEN // AVERAGE CONTENTS 25'.

  • Width: 31mm, height: 13mm, length: 43mm