Seller. Debbie Kendall of The Enlightened Hound.
“Matchbox labels were a low cost way for manufacturers and governments to get a message to the masses. Be it advertising, propaganda or series of artistic images, the small size of the matchbox label presented the artist and designer with a specific set of challenges - how to create a striking, impactful message or design with a canvas of typically 50 x 35mm. Many matchbox labels are little marvels of graphic design that are both desirable and collectible.
This oversized original matchbox label is from the Solo Match Works in Czechoslovakia, around the middle of last century. The simple striking graphic in the classic red and black colour combination was favoured by matchbox designers for maximum impact. The antique pistol on this label has a whiff of civil war and the wild west which adds to its vintage appeal. Individually and professionally mounted with stamp hinges on black card with an off white double mount in a custom reclaimed wood frame (to complete the vintage vibe) - hand painted and waxed. Each frame has its own pattern of knots, dinks, scratches, nail holes, wonky edges and aged patina. Fitted with crystal clear acrylic ’glass’ and ready to hang.”
Those sold will be dispatched by Debbie.
Customer pays for returns, accepted within 14 days.