Brussels: Streichhölzer, 1958. Seventeen cardboard matchboxes with sliding lids: one large box measuring 4.25 x 2.75 x 1.25 inches, the others measuring 2 x 1.5 x .5 inches each. Pastedown color illustrations of the towers of the Kremlin mounted to top panels of matchboxes. Housed in manufacturer’s color-printed pictorial cardboard box. Matchboxes clean; original box lightly rubbed, with several corners split.
Complete set of Belgian matchboxes featuring the architecture of Moscow, many with the original safety matches still present. Each individually captioned matchbox depicts a different tower of the Kremlin, printed in color and heightened in gilt. A surprising midcentury survival, bright and clean.