Matchbook [Souvenir of New Zealand]

Avon Trading Company, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Avon Trading Company, Manufacturer
Description
Matchbox: Cardboard box with sliding tray. White. Front: “Souvenir of New Zealand / No 2 / N.Z Kiwi (National Emblem) / Whale Bone Club / (patu – paraoa) / Greenstone Short Club (mere - pounamu) / Maori Carved Feather Box (whaka – huia) / Poi Teko-Teko Maori Carving / New Zealand Maori War Canoe – Maori Warriors / Maori Doll in Costume / Maori Taniko (Head Band) / N.Z. Green Stone Tiki (good luck charm) / paua shells, flax basket, flax flowers / Greenstone Earrings / SOUVENIR OF NEW ZEALAND”; All of the above are depicted. Back: same as the front. Side: “PRODUCT OF AVON TRADING CO., CHRISTCHURCH M1 – 30C 36D.”. Contains matches.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Paper/Cardboard
Signature/Marks and Type
Souvenir of New Zealand / No 2 / N.Z Kiwi (National Emblem) / Whale Bone Club / (patu – paraoa) / Greenstone Short Club (mere - pounamu) / Maori Carved Feather Box (whaka – huia) / Poi Teko-Teko Maori Carving / New Zealand Maori War Canoe – Maori Warriors / Maori Doll in Costume / Maori Taniko (Head Band) / N.Z. Green Stone Tiki (good luck charm) / paua shells, flax basket, flax flowers / Greenstone Earrings / SOUVENIR OF NEW ZEALAND Printed
PRODUCT OF AVON TRADING CO., CHRISTCHURCH M1 – 30C 36D. Maker's Mark
Accession No
2016.167.32
Credit Line
Avon Trading Company. Matchbook [Souvenir of New Zealand], 2016.167.32. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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