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Vintage Czechoslovakian Matchbox Labels on Uncut Sheets Collected by Kindra Murphy


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A staggering Flickr collection of Czechoslovakian Matchbox Labels on Uncut Sheets, collected by Kindra Murphy, primarily from the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Such a varied selection of Czechoslovakian Matchbox styles here, covering so many areas of industry, social, transport, life, animals etc.

It’s also cool to see them all up on these uncut sheets, and where possible Kindra has also noted the Factory responsible for each one.


→ Kindra is also responsible for the even more beautiful collection of Milwaukee Bus Passes:

Czechoslovakian Matchbox Labels Collected by Kindra Murphy

Czech Matchbox Labels: 'Led by the Communist Party Clergy against Fascism and Nazism'.
Subject: ‘Led by the Communist Party Clergy against Fascism and Nazism’.
Factory: Unknown.
Subject: ‘Airlines’.
Factory: Solo Susice
Subject: Hotel/Bar.
Factory: Solo Susice
Czech Matchbox Labels: 'Metrostav / Construction, Iron, Railway...'. Factory: Solo Susice
Subject: ‘Metrostav / Construction, Iron, Railway…’.
Factory: Solo Susice
Subject: 1948 Czechoslovakia coup d’état.
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Subject: ‘Recycle scrapmetal’.
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Subject: ‘Household products: varnish, wood flooring, insulation, etc.’
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Czech matchbox labels (uncut sheet): 'Škoda automobile manufacturer'. 
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Subject: ‘Škoda automobile manufacturer’.
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Czech Matchbox Labels: 'Gas/Propane'. 
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Subject: ‘Gas/Propane’.
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Czech Matchbox Labels (uncut sheet). 
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Czech Matchbox Labels (uncut sheet): 'From the professionals in specialized stores'. 
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Subject: ‘From the professionals in specialized stores’.
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Czech Matchbox Labels (uncut sheet). 
Factory: Solo Lipnik
Factory: Solo Lipnik

Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.

From 1939 to 1945, following its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, the state did not de facto exist but its government-in-exile continued to operate.

From 1948 to 1990, Czechoslovakia was part of the Eastern Bloc with a command economy. Its economic status was formalized in membership of Comecon from 1949 and its defense status in the Warsaw Pact of May 1955. A period of political liberalization in 1968, known as the Prague Spring, was forcibly ended when the Soviet Union, assisted by several other Warsaw Pact countries, invaded Czechoslovakia. In 1989, as Marxist–Leninist governments and communism were ending all over Europe, Czechoslovaks peacefully deposed their government in the Velvet Revolution; state price controls were removed after a period of preparation.

In 1993, Czechoslovakia split into the two sovereign states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovakia