We are very lucky to have received a collection of match box labels and a very old eucalyptus oil bottle from a very generous man named David from Campbelltown SA. We are lucky that he visited our establishment whilst holidaying on Kangaroo Island.
It had been 35 years since his last visit! David sent us a note quoting –
“I felt your salesroom was the best and most interesting of all the places we visited on the island and a “must see” for visitors. Well done!” How lovely, its so nice to receive feedback! We do have a testimonials page where our visitors or online shoppers can leave reviews.
“We enjoyed a morning tea whilst there and I spotted your display of industry memorabilia.”
“I mentioned that I had a few items which you might like to add to your display so I was given your business card.”
“The two picture postcards are out of my own personal exhibit of old Kangaroo Island postcards”
- An old bottle of KI Eucalyptus (with some contents) from Cygnet River on a trip I did in 1975
- Five (5) matchboxes with reproduction advertisements from eucalyptus manufacturers
“Below is three old matchbox labels in my collection pertaining to eucalyptus oil.”“The “Our Jack” was an F.H. Faulding brand and dates from the 1880’s I believe. This was a sticker label attached to imported boxes of matches I believe.”
“Fauldings did it for a lot of their products back then – a cheap form of advertising.”
“The others were imported matches from Belgium & Sweden but I think the brands are Australian? ”
I have been a Phillumenist (collector of matchboxes and labels) for over fifty years and have a large collection, but only a few that advertise eucalyptus.
I hope you enjoy my collections and that they are useful to you. Kind Regards David.”
It’s beautiful when visitors give up their treasures that they have saved for years so that others can admire them in our memorabilia cabinet. Thanks so much for you amazing treasures and thanks to everyone else who has contributed over the years to our memorabilia.