O que não falta é cultura embutida nas etiquetas, como
pode ser visto nas várias séries, sobre os mais variados
assuntos, apresentados nestas páginas.
Em julho de 1987 escrevi para a Cia. de Fósforos Irati, no Paraná,
solicitando a série completa das etiquetas dos pássaros
e qual não foi a minha surpresa quando me enviaram seis séries,
cada uma com vinte e sete etiquetas, das quais, três com fundo
amarelo e três com fundo vermelho. O Sr. Fulano, (nome da assinatura
não dando para ler) do Departamento de Vendas, informou-me que
estava enviando as últimas seis séries que ele tinha na
gaveta. Fiquei com duas para mim e dei de presente as outras quatro
para os colecionadores do Rio de Janeiro.
COLLECTION OF MATCHBOX LABELS
In July 1987 I wrote to the Irati Matches Company, in Parana, requesting the full range of labels of birds and for my surprise they sent me six series, each with twenty-seven labels, including three with yellow background and three red background. Mr. _______, (the signature wasn´t clear) of the Sales Department, informed me he was sending the last six series he had in the drawer. I got two for me and the other four U gave as a present for collectors in Rio de Janeiro.
In November 1991, the Newspaper Balcão brought a sale notice of a collection of matchbox labels. It was the important collection of Mr. Sérgio de Oliveira Castro, the biggest I had ever seen. Along with a big label album, came the addresses of the collectors who corresponded with Mr. Sergio. I contacted all of them by letter and had no response. It seems that the collection of Mr. Castro was "hibernating" for too long until his granddaughter decided to sell it to vacate place and especially because she was not interested in the subject. In the collection of Mr. Castro, besides the two sets of birds (one third had a white background, that no one knew), there were others (tourism, for example) also published by Irati Matches Company.
In January 1996, I acquired a beautiful collection of a gentleman of the
city of Ostrava, Czechoslovakia with complete sets of the world. A collection
note 10 for a price note 10.
is missing is not culture embed in labels, as can be seen in several series
on a variety of themes presented in these pages.