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State Library Victoria presents One Object, Many Stories: Matchbox Labels

09 Nov 2017 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

Take a closer look at the striking commercial art of mid-20th-century matchbox labels, as featured in the State Library Victoria 2018 Diary, available now. These labels beautifully and intricately depict the popular culture and fashion of the time.

DATE AND TIME: Thu. 9 November 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Venue: State Library Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette (Entry 3, La Trobe Street)

328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Cost: Free

Registration from HERE


  • Jerry Bell is a member of the Australian Match Cover Collectors' Society.

Explore the history of match manufacturing in Japan, its link to the samurai and the western influence on Japanese label design. The expert panel will discuss the various design techniques and what makes the labels so collectable.

There will be an exclusive showing of the Japanese scrapbook after the discussion.

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