Phoenix Bird Match Holder, France 1870s

Match holders are another interesting discipline of collecting smoking related items. They were made in various forms and in almost every available material. Match holders made their appearance by the 1850s, ca. 20 years after the first friction matc…

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"Neighbours" postcard, France 1951

Here is an an example of a colorful and humoristic postcard from the early 1950s illustrated by Pierre Ryreze and edited by d’Art BelFrance. It depicts a meeting of neighbors. One of them is asking "Are you moving around?" In reply he gets this: "No, I have mounted a wood gas generator to my lighter!!" 

The postcard design no. is 508. It was printed by FAP in France.

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Advert: Lancel Briquets, 1928

This full-page black&white Lancel advertisement was published in October 1928 in a French magazine called L’Illustration. A nice example of Art Deco graphic design.

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Advert: Lancel Briquets, 1928

This full-page black&white Lancel advertisement was published in October 1928 in a French magazine called L’Illustration. A nice example of Art Deco graphic design.

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