Devon: Beau Geste Press, 1972
12 x 7 x 3.2cm card/wooden matchbox with printed lid containing three smaller matchboxes – each 5 x 3.75 x 1.8cm approx with printed card lids with the respective titles: GONG, SPIRAL, PHROZEN PHOSPHORUS. SAFETY SHIP MATCH HOUSEHOLD. Additionally there is a 10 x 5cm, 1pp card with a match mounted on it inside the box.<
The smaller boxes contain various items – respectively:
GONG matchbox contains a new 1971 British new penny piece and an event card typed with the words ‘ROLL IT’.
SPIRAL matchbox contains an accordion folded book attached to the inside of the box, one match, and an object made from wire string and stickers.
PHROZEN PHOSPHORUS matchbox contains a large number of matches all glued into place to make the box useless for its original purpose.
The object multiple was released in an unnumbered edition of only 40 copies. This example is in VG condition although there is a heavy crease along the side of the striker strip on the outer matchbox. Rare.