1979, Greek Island, Vintage Matchbox, Matches, Greek State, Collectible Matchbox, Greek Matches

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Vintage Matchbox, Greek State Monopoly, Collective Matchbox, Vintage Matches

Eight vintage matchboxes from 1979 from the brand Greek State Monopoly, anb title: "Images From The Greek Islands"

Original photo at the front side.

These matchboxes are part of my large collection with images from:
Παρος-Paros, Ροδος-Rhodes, Κρητη Κνωσσος-Crete Knossos, Συμη-Symi,
Παξοι-Paxi, Κεφαλληνια-Kefalinia, Κερκυρα-Corfu,
Κερκυρα Αχιλλειο-Corfu Achillio...

These were 8 of the 10 unique matchboxes used at that particular year (1979) in Greece.at the period 1967-1982 the Greek state had the monopoly of matches..it was illegal to import or use any other brand of matches..

The matchboxes comes with the original matches inside.

Condition: Excellent (unused)....

Measurements: each box is 5,3 x 3,7 x 1,6 cm
or (2,1 x 1,5 x 0,62 inches)

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