Saturday, March 31, 2012

A nice gallery of Japanese Woodblock Prints matchbox covers from the collection of Gary and Janet Christenson

All right reserved to Gary and Janet Christenson

More old labels made in Czechoslovakia

Old Adalbert Vojtech Scheinost, Schuttenhofen (Susice) labels made in Czechoslovakia made for the Chinese market of the late 19th century


Vojtech Scheinost – the founder of Czech match-manufacturing 

Important people of old times - old labels from Austria

More old Royalty labels made in Czechoslovakia, Austria and Sweden

Antique and beautiful Austrian Bernard Furth's labels

Some nice old labels from Sweden

Nice old Elephant labels

Hunting dogs double label
more than 100 years old labels

Wajang labels

Pretty women of the 19th

Monday, March 26, 2012

Japanes labels with a green Swastika background



The swastika (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक) is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, in either right-facing (卐) form or its mirrored left-facing (卍) form. Earliest archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization of Ancient India as well as Classical Antiquity. Swastikas have also been used in other various ancient civilizations around the world. It remains widely used in Indian religions, specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, primarily as a tantric symbol to evoke 'shakti' or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. The swastika is also a Chinese character used in East Asia representing eternity and Buddhism. 


Sunday, March 11, 2012

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