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Russian Revolution Matchbox Labels 1917-1967

Some found matchbox labels which are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution 1917-1967.

The graphics are bold and simple but effective in communicating the message, and are designed with use of flat areas of contrasting colour.

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Russian Revolution 1917-1967 Matchbox Label

Soviet Atomic Era Matchbox Labels

Really attracted to the smart graphics of these cold war era soviet “atomic energy” matchbox labels, extolling the virtues of the atom and atomic energy for medicine, energy, industry and science and more.

They are dated 1965, but Im not sure what the significance of the 1820 date is – although it may have something to do with the Russian Academy of Science around this time.

The designs for the series were printed in both green and black or blue and black.

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

Soviet Era Atomic Matchbox Labels

 

French Seed Packet Labels 1920’s

Several of a number of 1920s litho printed French seed packet labels I have had for some time.

They were printed to be attached to plain seed envelopes, but never used. Quite lovely images, and so much more evocative than the photos which came to replace this type of image on seed packets by the 1960s.

Some of them are available in my UltraLounge store on Etsy (click on the link in the right hand column to see them)

 

 

French Seed Packet Label 1920s

French Seed Packet Label 1920s

French Seed Packet Label 1920s

French Seed Packet Label 1920s

French Seed Packet Label 1920s

French Seed Packet Label 1920s

French Seed Packet Label

Swedish Matchbox Labels

Some very smart , mostly Swedish, vintage matchbox labels I recently re-discovered in my archives:

Vintage Matchbox Label

Vintage Matchbox Label

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Product Label – Jam

I love the deep colours and graphics of this locally found label for a preserve or jam.

The design is so crisp, clean, and richly coloured in part  because it is an unused , lithograph printed label. The blank yellow bar is where the type of conserve would be stamped on when printed.

Going by the fonts used, possibly 1930’s..perhaps a little bit later.

Kingurli Jam Label , Australia c1950s

Kingurli Jam Label , Australia c1950s

Kingurli Jam Label , Australia c1950s

Kingurli Jam Label , Australia c1950s

You can read about this history of the producer of this label on Wikipedia HERE