Monday, 7 March 2011

Soviet Matchbox labels











I have really posted this in response to Roddy and Ginger's blog post. These labels which I got on ebay bear an uncanny resemblance to the folk art pottery she has managed to locate at her local charity shop-lucky her!
These are without doubt soviet in origin since they all have USSR on them. I'm sure someone out there must know more... Some of them are really more than a little odd- in particular the multi-headed horses! I have quite a few more - so let me know if you'd like to see them!
I've just had a quick look on google and found out that they are called Dymkovo toys


8 comments:

  1. Thank-you Sheila! you have solved the mystery, these labels are wonderful!
    I have updated my blog and linked back V x

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  2. These are really great! I love the bright colours on the black background - I have a similar set myself with odd looking animals and birds in muted colours, it's interesting to find out the origin of them too:)

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  3. Lovely little things those. I suppose the matchboxes must be for the souvenir or export market, not domestic.

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  4. If only more visual communication could be as uplifting!

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  5. I think you will enjoy this beautiful post on Dymkovo art
    http://theanimalarium.blogspot.com/2010/11/toy-collector.html

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  6. Hello, I found the same matchboxes, it is really funny, because you are the unique person who would possess it, I found no other link for these same boxes. I made an article on my blog this day for these.

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  7. These are really fab. There is some really interesting Russian Folk stuff out there. Have a look at this post:

    http://downtothecellar.blogspot.com/2011/06/wooden-russian-sledge-couple.html

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